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UNP Union Pacific PE ratio, current and historical analysis

As of Nov 29, 2023, the Union Pacific stock's PE ratio is 21.21. This results from the current EPS of $10.44 and stock price of $221.47. The P/E ratio has an increase of 14% from the past four quarters average of 18.6.

UNP PE ratio history

How has UNP's PE ratio performed in the past

The PE ratio of Union Pacific has averaged 18.93 over the last ten years. The current PE ratio of 21.21 is 12% above the historical average. Over the past ten years, UNP's PE ratio was at its highest in the Mar 2021 quarter at 28.4, when the stock price was $220.41 and the EPS was $7.76. The lowest value was in the Mar 2018 quarter, when it reached 9.75 with a price of $134.43 and an EPS of $13.79.


Union Pacific PE ratio by year

Maximum annual increase: 74.07% in 2018

Maximum annual decrease: -50.96% in 2017

Year PE ratio Change
2022 18.42 -27.02%
2021 25.24 -4.25%
2020 26.36 22.6%
2019 21.5 23.63%
2018 17.39 74.07%
2017 9.99 -50.96%
2016 20.37 43.55%
2015 14.19 -31.28%
2014 20.65 16.53%
2013 17.72 17.58%

UNP average PE ratio chart

What is the average PE ratio of UNP for the past years

The current PE ratio of UNP is greater than its 5 and 10-year historical averages, but it is below the 3-year average.

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UNP PE vs peers

What is UNP's PE ratio compared to its peers

Compared to its peer NSC, UNP's PE ratio stands lower, however it is higher than CSX's.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
CSX Csx Corp 16.88 $62.7B
UNP Union Pacific Corp 21.21 $135.01B
NSC Norfolk Southern Corp 23.53 $48.64B

Frequently asked questions

What is Union Pacific's PE ratio?

UNP's price to earnings ratio is 21.21 as of Nov 29, 2023.

What is the 3-year average PE ratio for Union Pacific (UNP)?

The average PE ratio for UNP stock over the past 3 years is 21.94.

What is the 5-year average PE ratio for Union Pacific (UNP)?

The average PE ratio for UNP stock over the past 5 years is 21.2.

What is the highest PE ratio for UNP?

Over the last ten years, the quarterly PE ratio reached a historic high of 28.4 in the Mar 2021 quarter.

How does the current PE ratio for UNP compare to its historical average?

UNP's price to earnings ratio is currently 12% above its 10-year historical average.

How is UNP's PE ratio calculated (Union Pacific PE ratio formula)?

You can calculate the PE ratio by dividing the most recent stock price by the trailing twelve months EPS. As of today (Nov 29, 2023), Union Pacific's stock price is $221.47. The earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending Sep 2023 is $10.44. Therefore, Union Pacific's P/E ratio for today is 21.21. PE RATIO(21.21) = STOCK PRICE($221.47) / TTM EPS($10.44)

All PE ratio stats are based on quarterly TTM periods, unless otherwise specified.