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Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 29, 2013
By: NASDAQ.com News
Union Pacific Corporation ( UNP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on November 29, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.79 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 02, 2014. 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 same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $161.63, the dividend yield is 1.96%.
The previous trading day's last sale of UNP was $161.63, representing a -2.15% decrease from the 52 week high of $165.18 and a 34.73% increase over the 52 week low of $119.97.
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 $9.07. Zacks Investment Research reports UNP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 13.49%, compared to an industry average of 18.9%.
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 )
- Vanguard Industrials ETF ( VIS )
- Columbia Select Large Cap Value ETF ( GVT )
- 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 24.38% over the last 100 days. XLI has the highest percent weighting of UNP at 4.36%.