Argent Trust Company Decreased Union Pacific (UNP) Stake; WESTGOLD RESOURCES LTD ORDINARY SHARES (WTGRF) Shorts Up By 17.07%

February 24, 2018 - By Moses P. Lee

Argent Trust Company decreased Union Pacific Corp (UNP) stake by 38.96% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Argent Trust Company sold 4,497 shares as Union Pacific Corp (UNP)’s stock declined 2.52%. The Argent Trust Company holds 7,047 shares with $817,000 value, down from 11,544 last quarter. Union Pacific Corp now has $106.24B valuation. The stock increased 1.03% or $1.37 during the last trading session, reaching $134.97. About 2.52 million shares traded. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 31.45% since February 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.75% the S&P500.

WESTGOLD RESOURCES LTD ORDINARY SHARES (OTCMKTS:WTGRF) had an increase of 17.07% in short interest. WTGRF’s SI was 43,900 shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 17.07% from 37,500 shares previously. With 100 avg volume, 439 days are for WESTGOLD RESOURCES LTD ORDINARY SHARES (OTCMKTS:WTGRF)’s short sellers to cover WTGRF’s short positions. The SI to WESTGOLD RESOURCES LTD ORDINARY SHARES’s float is 0.02%. It closed at $1.29 lastly. It is down 0.00% since February 24, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Analysts await Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $1.66 earnings per share, up 25.76% or $0.34 from last year’s $1.32 per share. UNP’s profit will be $1.31 billion for 20.33 P/E if the $1.66 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.53 actual earnings per share reported by Union Pacific Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.50% EPS growth.

Among 29 analysts covering Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), 13 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Union Pacific Corporation had 104 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 10 by Aegis Capital. UBS upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $164.0 target in Friday, January 5 report. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) earned “Hold” rating by Scotia Capital on Thursday, January 11. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 23 by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Monday, April 11 by Barclays Capital. UBS downgraded Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) rating on Monday, April 18. UBS has “Neutral” rating and $88 target. Scotia Capital downgraded Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) rating on Monday, June 20. Scotia Capital has “Sector Perform” rating and $88 target. The rating was initiated by Oppenheimer with “Perform” on Thursday, June 16. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Buckingham Research given on Wednesday, January 18. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Friday, August 25 with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 0.92 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 67 investors sold UNP shares while 490 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 408 raised stakes. 601.66 million shares or 1.15% less from 608.67 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Acg Wealth owns 0.17% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 8,572 shares. Fred Alger holds 0.43% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 785,156 shares. Mark Sheptoff Financial Planning Ltd Liability Corporation has 1,020 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. 4,828 are owned by Dock Street Asset. Boston Research & Mgmt holds 0.15% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) or 2,620 shares. Pacad Limited has invested 0.26% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Retirement Of Alabama has 0.43% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 709,270 shares. Comml Bank Of America De reported 0.34% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Hartline Invest Corp has 30,013 shares. Citigroup Incorporated holds 0.18% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 1.93 million shares. Everence Mgmt has invested 0.5% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Gould Asset Ca has 2,500 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Peddock Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.26% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Choate Investment reported 0.11% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Chicago Equity Ptnrs Ltd Liability reported 87,510 shares.

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