There's an old saying on Wall Street about insider buying: there are many possible reasons to sell a stock, but only one reason to buy. Back on May 20, Union Pacific Corp's Director, William J. Delaney III, invested $870,300.00 into 5,000 shares of UNP, for a cost per share of $174.06. Bargain hunters tend to pay particular attention to insider buys like this one, because presumably the only reason an insider would take their hard-earned cash and use it to buy stock of their company in the open market, is that they expect to make money. In trading on Tuesday, bargain hunters could buy shares of Union Pacific Corp (Symbol: UNP) and achieve a cost basis even cheaper than Delaney III, with shares changing hands as low as $172.90 per share. Union Pacific Corp shares are currently trading up about 0.7% on the day. The chart below shows the one year performance of UNP shares, versus its 200 day moving average:
Looking at the chart above, UNP's low point in its 52 week range is $128.08 per share, with $180.02 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $173.83. By comparison, below is a table showing the prices at which UNP insider buying was recorded over the last six months:
The current annualized dividend paid by Union Pacific Corp is $3.52/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend has an upcoming ex-date of 05/30/2019. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for UNP, which can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend with approx. 2.0% annualized yield is likely to continue.
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