Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 26, 2013

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Union Pacific Corporation ( UNP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 26, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.69 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 01, 2013. Shareholders who purchased UNP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 15% increase over the same period a year ago.

The previous trading day's last sale of UNP was $134.25, representing a -2.72% decrease from the 52 week high of $138 and a 28.99% increase over the 52 week low of $104.08.

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 $8.27. Zacks Investment Research reports UNP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 13.64%, compared to an industry average of 11.7%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the UNP Dividend History page.

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 Concentrated Large Cap Value Strategy Fund ( GVT )
  • SPDR S&P Transportation ETF ( XTN )
  • Vanguard Industrials ETF ( VIS )
  • iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average Index Fund ( IYT ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IYT with an increase of 19.5% over the last 100 days. XLI has the highest percent weighting of UNP at 4.79%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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