Union Pacific Corporation ( UNP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.88 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 29, 2019. Shareholders who purchased UNP prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of UNP was $169.55, representing a -1.68% decrease from the 52 week high of $172.44 and a 35.3% increase over the 52 week low of $125.31.
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 $7.93. Zacks Investment Research reports UNP's forecasted earnings growth in 2019 as 14.63%, compared to an industry average of 10.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to UNP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have UNP as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Trust ( IYT )
- First Trust Nasdaq Transportation ETF ( FTXR )
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Industrial ( XLI )
- Invesco BuyBack Achievers ETF ( PKW )
- SPDR MFS Systematic Value Equity ETF ( SYV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FTXR with an decrease of -1.22% over the last 100 days. IYT has the highest percent weighting of UNP at 9.67%.
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