NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Union Pacific

(NYSE:

UNP

) is Monday, February 27, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 60 cents per share. At a price of $111.78 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.1%.

The average volume for Union Pacific has been 2.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Union Pacific has a market cap of $53.72 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

transportation

industry. Shares are up 5.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

Union Pacific Corporation, through its subsidiary, Union Pacific Railroad Company, provides rail transportation services in North America. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.7, above the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 16.5 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Union Pacific as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, robust revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full

Union Pacific Ratings Report

.

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