Altavista Wealth Management Has Lifted By $565,212 Its Union Pacific (UNP) Stake; Global Payments (GPN)’s Sentiment Is 1.18

May 20, 2018 - By Ash

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Global Payments Inc (GPN) investors sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q4 2017. It’s up 0.10, from 1.08 in 2017Q3. The ratio has increased, as 199 funds started new and increased equity positions, while 168 cut down and sold their holdings in Global Payments Inc. The funds in our database now possess: 150.74 million shares, down from 155.40 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of funds holding Global Payments Inc in top ten equity positions decreased from 6 to 3 for a decrease of 3. Sold All: 31 Reduced: 137 Increased: 149 New Position: 50.

Altavista Wealth Management Inc increased Union Pacific Corp (UNP) stake by 19.64% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Altavista Wealth Management Inc acquired 4,218 shares as Union Pacific Corp (UNP)’s stock declined 2.36%. The Altavista Wealth Management Inc holds 25,695 shares with $3.45 million value, up from 21,477 last quarter. Union Pacific Corp now has $110.76 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.92% or $1.31 during the last trading session, reaching $143.8. About 2.76 million shares traded. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 26.23% since May 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.68% the S&P500.

Since March 20, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 sales for $7.37 million activity. Another trade for 25,000 shares valued at $3.43M was sold by KNIGHT ROBERT M JR. The insider Whited Elizabeth F sold 15,576 shares worth $2.08M.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.9 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 49 investors sold UNP shares while 505 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 391 raised stakes. 598.50 million shares or 0.52% less from 601.66 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. S&Co stated it has 1.12% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Epoch Prtn holds 0.02% or 50,486 shares in its portfolio. Spectrum Asset Management Inc (Nb Ca) stated it has 0.19% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Montgomery Inc reported 0.14% stake. Pensionfund Dsm Netherlands has invested 0.83% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Legal And General Plc owns 4.48 million shares for 0.43% of their portfolio. Granite Ptnrs Ltd Com has 7,146 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Elm Advsrs Limited Liability Com has 0.43% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 4,327 shares. Rocky Mountain Advisers Llc holds 0.85% or 1,600 shares. Balyasny Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Com invested 0.13% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Stewart Patten Ltd Liability reported 59,426 shares. Horrell Mgmt holds 5.79% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) or 82,536 shares. Bouchey Fincl Gru Limited holds 7,054 shares or 0.27% of its portfolio. Harvey Investment reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). The Massachusetts-based Ballentine Ptnrs Ltd has invested 0.06% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP).

Among 30 analysts covering Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), 14 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 47% are positive. Union Pacific Corporation had 110 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Friday, December 4. The rating was downgraded by Barclays Capital to “Equal-Weight” on Monday, October 5. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, January 9. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Tuesday, September 13 with “Buy”. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, November 10 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, March 31 by Citigroup. Aegis Capital downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Tuesday, October 10 report. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of UNP in report on Friday, January 20 with “Market Perform” rating. On Thursday, September 14 the stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Hold”.

More news for Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Union Pacific (UNP) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on April 26, 2018. Forbes.com‘s article titled: “A Quick Snapshot of Union Pacific Corp’s Industrial Freight Segment” and published on May 15, 2018 is yet another important article.

Analysts await Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $1.16 earnings per share, up 30.34% or $0.27 from last year’s $0.89 per share. GPN’s profit will be $185.07M for 24.52 P/E if the $1.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.07 actual earnings per share reported by Global Payments Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.41% EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 20 selling transactions for $7.42 million activity.

Global Payments Inc. provides payment solutions for credit cards, debit cards, electronic payments, and check-related services. The company has market cap of $18.15 billion. It operates in three divisions: North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. It has a 37.79 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s services include authorization services, settlement and funding services, customer support and help-desk functions, chargeback resolution, terminal rental, sales and deployment, payment security services, consolidated billing and statements, on-line reporting, industry compliance, and payment card industry security services.

Sandhill Capital Partners Llc holds 4.33% of its portfolio in Global Payments Inc. for 242,773 shares. Paradice Investment Management Llc owns 538,399 shares or 3.95% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Jlb & Associates Inc has 2.36% invested in the company for 108,479 shares. The Arizona-based Stellar Capital Management Llc has invested 2.34% in the stock. Chase Investment Counsel Corp, a Virginia-based fund reported 40,738 shares.

More recent Global Payments Inc. (NYSE:GPN) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Global Payments (GPN) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 03, 2018. Also Benzinga.com published the news titled: “Cantor’s CoinDesk Consensus Conference Takeaways” on May 17, 2018. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Mobile Payments Market is Projected to Increase as Technology Advances” with publication date: May 18, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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