Flossbach Von Storch Ag Has Upped Union Pacific (UNP) Holding by $16.85 Million as Stock Price Rose; Albion Financial Group Upped Its International Paper Co. (IP) Holding

June 19, 2018 - By Peter Mason

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Flossbach Von Storch Ag increased its stake in Union Pacific (UNP) by 117.47% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Flossbach Von Storch Ag bought 125,775 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.52% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 232,845 shares of the railroads company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $31.30M, up from 107,070 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Flossbach Von Storch Ag who had been investing in Union Pacific for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $113.66B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.32% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $146.55. About 3.23M shares traded. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 32.23% since June 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 19.66% the S&P500. Some Historical UNP News: 18/03/2018 – Cal EMA Spills: SPILL Report – Union Pacific Railroad – 03/18/2018 02:39 PM; 06/03/2018 – Cal EMA Spills: SPILL Report – Union Pacific Railroad – 03/06/2018 07:21 AM; 13/04/2018 – Cal EMA Spills: SPILL Report – Union Pacific Raiload – 04/13/2018 03:22 PM; 26/04/2018 – Union Pacific 1Q Agricultural Products Freight Rev $1.1B; 19/03/2018 – LISC: Union Pacific gives $3M to bolster U.S. workforce, lift communities; 06/04/2018 – Union Pacific Expects Charge of $85M Pretax, Or 8c/Shr, on March Redemption of Debentures and Mortgage Bond; 26/04/2018 – UNION PACIFIC CONCLUDES EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL; 02/04/2018 – Fidelity Advisor Growth Opportunities Adds Union Pacific; 06/03/2018 – UNION PACIFIC HAS 60% OF POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL IMPLEMENTED; 21/04/2018 – DJ Union Pacific Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (UNP)

Albion Financial Group increased its stake in International Paper Co. (IP) by 12.61% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Albion Financial Group bought 9,635 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.63% with the market. The institutional investor held 86,040 shares of the paper company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $4.60 million, up from 76,405 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Albion Financial Group who had been investing in International Paper Co. for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $23.13 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.78% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $55.86. About 3.84 million shares traded or 31.47% up from the average. International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) has risen 3.78% since June 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.79% the S&P500. Some Historical IP News: 06/03/2018 – International Paper: Smurfit Kappa Shareholders Would Hold 15% of Enlarged Company; 26/03/2018 – International Paper Company Submission of Revised Proposal for Smurfit Kappa Group plc; 26/04/2018 – International paper disappointed Smurfit not engaging on bid; 04/05/2018 – SMURFIT KAPPA CEO REITERATES THAT INTERNATIONAL PAPER PROPOSAL ENTIRELY FAILS TO VALUE GROUP’S INTRINSIC BUSINESS WORTH, PROSPECTS; 16/05/2018 – INTERNATIONAL PAPER -INTERNATIONAL PAPER COMPANY SUPPORTS IRISH TAKEOVER PANEL TIMELINE; 26/03/2018 – SKG: Smurfit Kappa Group PLC: Statement re Rejection of Revised Proposal from International Paper; 26/03/2018 – SMURFIT: UNANIMOUSLY REJECTS REVISED PROPOSAL FROM IP; 07/03/2018 – REG-Smurfit Kappa Group PLC Statement re Board Reaffirms Rejection of International Paper Proposal; 24/05/2018 – International Paper CFO to Speak at 2018 Vertical Research Partners Global Materials Conference; 24/05/2018 – International Paper Presenting at Conference Jun 14

Since March 20, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $7.37 million activity. KNIGHT ROBERT M JR had sold 13,254 shares worth $1.86 million on Wednesday, March 21.

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 has $167.0 highest and $78 lowest target. $136.96’s average target is -6.54% below currents $146.55 stock price. Union Pacific Corporation had 116 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, August 4 by Loop Capital. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, July 20 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 9 by UBS. On Thursday, July 20 the stock rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold”. Robert W. Baird maintained Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) on Tuesday, April 10 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, January 26. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Wednesday, October 4. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Friday, January 22 with “Outperform”. The rating was downgraded by Scotia Capital to “Sector Perform” on Monday, June 20. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $103 target in Friday, October 23 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.75 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.19, from 0.94 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 62 investors sold UNP shares while 557 reduced holdings. 107 funds opened positions while 359 raised stakes. 589.68 million shares or 1.47% less from 598.50 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Scotia holds 67,849 shares. Amalgamated Comml Bank has invested 0.41% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Savant Capital reported 14,419 shares. Alyeska Invest Grp Ltd Partnership, Illinois-based fund reported 53,194 shares. Moreover, Middleton & Ma has 0.18% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Reilly Herbert Faulkner Iii holds 3.16% or 41,391 shares in its portfolio. Gilman Hill Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Corp invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Kempner Cap invested in 15,693 shares. Grassi Invest Mngmt has invested 1.23% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Citadel Advsrs Limited Liability Corp holds 1.48M shares or 0.11% of its portfolio. Pggm Invests has 0.4% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 523,800 shares. Moreover, Prentiss Smith Inc has 0.41% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 5,876 shares. Jfs Wealth Advsr Ltd Liability Corp owns 0.06% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 1,716 shares. Tnb Fin invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Anderson Hoagland & owns 15,005 shares.

Flossbach Von Storch Ag, which manages about $9.76B US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE:TMO) by 3,900 shares to 36,160 shares, valued at $7.47 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Fortive by 137,821 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 376,024 shares, and cut its stake in Ebay (NASDAQ:EBAY).

More recent Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Union Pacific Is On Track To Positively Surprise” on June 07, 2018. Also Forbes.com published the news titled: “A Quick Snapshot Of Union Pacific’s Coal Freight Business” on June 18, 2018. Gurufocus.com‘s news article titled: “6 Companies With Growing Book Value” with publication date: June 18, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.19, from 1.17 in 2017Q4. It worsened, as 65 investors sold IP shares while 238 reduced holdings. 86 funds opened positions while 212 raised stakes. 332.80 million shares or 0.29% more from 331.84 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Old Bancshares In holds 296,056 shares. Ameritas Investment Prtnrs Incorporated accumulated 8,538 shares. Raymond James Associates has invested 0.06% in International Paper Company (NYSE:IP). 36,805 are owned by Cna Finance. Farmers Financial Bank has invested 0% in International Paper Company (NYSE:IP). Signaturefd Ltd Com holds 0.01% or 2,248 shares in its portfolio. Comerica Bank holds 511,584 shares. Carroll Financial Associate holds 1,443 shares. Wesbanco State Bank holds 0.07% or 25,604 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, South State has 0.08% invested in International Paper Company (NYSE:IP). 192,136 were accumulated by Strategy Asset Managers Limited Liability Com. Shell Asset Management invested 0.03% of its portfolio in International Paper Company (NYSE:IP). Putnam Fl Communications invested in 40,374 shares or 0.2% of the stock. Keybank National Association Oh owns 0% invested in International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) for 9,871 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & holds 0.01% of its portfolio in International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) for 813,451 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering International Paper Company (NYSE:IP), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 59% are positive. International Paper Company had 75 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, February 3, the company rating was downgraded by DA Davidson. BMO Capital Markets maintained International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) on Friday, June 9 with “Buy” rating. The stock of International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 16 by Jefferies. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Thursday, September 22. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of IP in report on Thursday, September 17 with “Hold” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained International Paper Company (NYSE:IP) on Friday, July 14 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Thursday, June 29. Citigroup maintained the shares of IP in report on Tuesday, August 2 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Monday, February 8 with “Outperform”. Wells Fargo maintained the shares of IP in report on Monday, January 8 with “Buy” rating.

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