Eye Catching Stock: Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP)

 Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) changed -0.67% to recent value of $173.21. The stock transacted 1938145 shares during most recent day however it has an average volume of 3159.86K shares. It spotted trading -3.78% off 52-week high price. On the other end, the stock has been noted 35.24% away from the low price over the last 52-weeks.

On July 25, 2019, Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) announced that its Board of Directors voted to increase the quarterly dividend on the Company’s common shares by 10 percent to 97 cents per share. The dividend is payable September 30, 2019, to shareholders of record August 30, 2019. This marks Union Pacific’s fifth dividend increase in the past eight quarters. Union Pacific has paid dividends on its common stock for 120 consecutive years.

The dividend increase demonstrates our continued confidence in Union Pacific’s ability to grow cash returns for our shareholders, said Rob Knight, Union Pacific chief financial officer. This is consistent with our current financial guidance to maintain a dividend payout ratio between 40 and 45 percent.

ABOUT UNION PACIFIC

Union Pacific Railroad is the principal operating company of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). One of America’s most recognized companies, Union Pacific Railroad connects 23 states in the western two-thirds of the country by rail, providing a critical link in the global supply chain. The railroad’s diversified business mix is classified into its Agricultural Products, Energy, Industrial and Premium business groups. Union Pacific serves many of the fastest-growing U.S. population centers, operates from all major West Coast and Gulf Coast ports to eastern gateways, connects with Canada’s rail systems and is the only railroad serving all six major Mexico gateways. Union Pacific provides value to its roughly 10,000 customers by delivering products in a safe, reliable, fuel-efficient and environmentally responsible manner.

 UNP has a gross margin of 78.50% and an operating margin of 38.30% while its profit margin remained 26.90% for the last 12 months. Its earnings per share (EPS) expected to touch remained 30.70% for this year while earning per share for the next 5-years is expected to reach at 12.11%.

 The company has 703.6M of outstanding shares and 703.6M shares were floated in the market. According to the most recent quarter its current ratio was 0.7 that represents company’s ability to meet its current financial obligations. The price moved ahead of 1.20% from the mean of 20 days, 1.50% from mean of 50 days SMA and performed 7.54% from mean of 200 days price. Company’s performance for the week was -0.60%, 4.12% for month and YTD performance remained 25.31%.

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