As long as consumers continue to consume, Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) will be there to ship goods across the country. Union Pacific Corporation is a dividend challenger with 8 consecutive years of dividend increases. Union Pacific closed trading on Friday, May 8th at $107.44 giving a current yield of 2.05%.
The following tables/graphs are taken from my personal stock analysis spreadsheet. Data for the stock analysis was sourced from Union Pacific Corporation's investor relations page, Morningstar, and Yahoo Finance.
Historic Growth Rates:
Historically, owners of Union Pacific have earned solid returns. According to longrundata.com, UNP has rewarded investors with a total return of 796% or 23.0% annualized returns over the last 10 years. Those numbers are market returns at specific snapshots in time and aren't necessarily indicative of the business results over the same time period. Looking at the historic growth rates for per share dividends, earnings, revenue, and free cash flow gives a better idea of the operational results that Union Pacific has delivered.
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