Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 28, 2013


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Union Pacific Corporation ( UNP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 28, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.79 per share is scheduled to be paid on October 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased UNP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 14.49% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $156.53, the dividend yield is 2.02%.

The previous trading day's last sale of UNP was $156.53, representing a -5.24% decrease from the 52 week high of $165.18 and a 34.87% increase over the 52 week low of $116.06.

UNP is a part of the Transportation sector, which includes companies such as Canadian National Railway Company ( CNI ) and CSX Corporation ( CSX ). UNP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $8.78. Zacks Investment Research reports UNP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 15.19%, compared to an industry average of 17.4%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the UNP Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to UNP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have UNP as a top-10 holding:

  • Select Sector SPDR Fund - Industrial ( XLI )
  • Columbia Select Large Cap Value ETF ( GVT )
  • Vanguard Industrials ETF ( VIS )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Industrials Index Fund ( IYJ )
  • iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average Index Fund ( IYT ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is GVT with an increase of 28.75% over the last 100 days. XLI has the highest percent weighting of UNP at 5%.

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