Exxonmobil Investment Management Has Lowered Union Pac Com (UNP) Position; Meritage Portfolio Management Has Lowered Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Stake By $351,252

December 13, 2017 - By Vivian Park

Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc decreased Union Pac Corp Com (UNP) stake by 14.21% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc sold 25,688 shares as Union Pac Corp Com (UNP)’s stock declined 2.52%. The Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc holds 155,027 shares with $16.88 million value, down from 180,715 last quarter. Union Pac Corp Com now has $102.88B valuation. The stock increased 1.28% or $1.65 during the last trading session, reaching $130.7. About 5.33 million shares traded or 48.43% up from the average. Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) has risen 31.45% since December 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 14.75% the S&P500.

Meritage Portfolio Management decreased Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) stake by 2.35% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Meritage Portfolio Management sold 2,661 shares as Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)’s stock rose 6.85%. The Meritage Portfolio Management holds 110,604 shares with $14.63 million value, down from 113,265 last quarter. Johnson & Johnson now has $383.10 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.03% or $1.46 during the last trading session, reaching $142.6. About 8.02M shares traded or 48.37% up from the average. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since December 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500.

Among 27 analysts covering Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP), 10 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 37% are positive. Union Pacific Corporation had 88 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of UNP in report on Thursday, September 28 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, July 20 by Oppenheimer. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $81 target in Friday, January 22 report. TD Securities maintained it with “Buy” rating and $130.0 target in Friday, October 27 report. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, November 2. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Thursday, September 28. As per Friday, January 22, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 21. As per Friday, February 19, the company rating was maintained by Credit Suisse. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.02, from 0.92 in 2017Q1. It turned negative, as 55 investors sold UNP shares while 498 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 405 raised stakes. 608.67 million shares or 1.96% less from 620.82 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Hilltop Holding invested in 0.18% or 5,742 shares. Raymond James & has 0.49% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Cohen Klingenstein Limited Liability Com owns 59,780 shares. Moreover, Clinton Incorporated has 0.28% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Markel has 0.2% invested in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 84,600 shares. Tradewinds Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Company holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) for 1,330 shares. 19,787 are owned by Ibm Retirement Fund. Natl Asset Mgmt holds 0.22% or 11,278 shares in its portfolio. Exane Derivatives owns 2 shares. Cullinan Assocs Incorporated stated it has 0.33% of its portfolio in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). Commonwealth Equity Service has 122,431 shares. Pillar Pacific Mngmt Ltd Company, a California-based fund reported 76,860 shares. Evanson Asset Ltd holds 0.12% or 4,702 shares. Westfield Capital LP accumulated 0.64% or 684,617 shares. Fire Grp invested 0.19% in Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP).

Analysts await Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) to report earnings on January, 18. They expect $1.53 earnings per share, up 10.07% or $0.14 from last year’s $1.39 per share. UNP’s profit will be $1.20B for 21.36 P/E if the $1.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.50 actual earnings per share reported by Union Pacific Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.00% EPS growth.

Analysts await Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) to report earnings on January, 23. They expect $1.72 EPS, up 8.86% or $0.14 from last year’s $1.58 per share. JNJ’s profit will be $4.62B for 20.73 P/E if the $1.72 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.90 actual EPS reported by Johnson & Johnson for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.47% negative EPS growth.

Meritage Portfolio Management increased Public Service Enterprise Grp (NYSE:PEG) stake by 23,569 shares to 117,651 valued at $5.06 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) stake by 163,050 shares and now owns 333,630 shares. Benchmark Electronics Inc (NYSE:BHE) was raised too.

Among 23 analysts covering Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), 13 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Johnson & Johnson had 83 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Goldman Sachs upgraded Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) rating on Monday, March 14. Goldman Sachs has “Neutral” rating and $112 target. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) earned “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Sunday, August 27. Jefferies maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) rating on Thursday, August 4. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $119 target. The stock has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, August 31. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Tuesday, June 14 with “Hold”. The stock of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 7. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) on Tuesday, July 18 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, October 17 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, October 18. Vetr downgraded the shares of JNJ in report on Monday, August 31 to “Strong-Buy” rating.

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