Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, railroad giant Union Pacific
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Union Pacific's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Union Pacific facts
|Headquarters (founded)||Omaha, Neb. (1862)|
|Market Cap||$51.9 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$20.2 billion|
|Management||Acting CEO John Koraleski
CFO Robert Knight Jr.
|Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)||16%|
|Cash/Debt||$995.0 million / $8.8 billion|
Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Canadian National Railway
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 96% of the 1,314 members who have rated Union Pacific believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
A great American company. As the economy recovers and grows, they should reap the benefits. Highly efficient in an era of high energy costs. Not the best dividend yield, but payout ratio is low and have increased their dividend by [470%] since 2002.
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