Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 28, 2012

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Union Pacific Corporation ( UNP ) has announced an ex-dividend date of November 28, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.69 per share scheduled for January 02, 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 prior quarter. At the current stock price of $121.98, the dividend yield is 2.26%.

The previous trading day's last sale of UNP was $121.98, representing a -5.64% decrease from the 52 week high of $129.27 and a 28.2% increase over the 52 week low of $95.15.

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 $8.07. Zacks Investment Research reports UNP's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 22.93%, compared to an industry average of 11.1%.

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 )
  • 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 XTN with an increase of 5.72% over the last 100 days. XLI has the highest percent weighting of UNP at 4.66%.



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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