Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) is tomorrow, August 29, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 60 cents per share. At a price of $123.59 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.9%. The average volume for Union Pacific has been 2.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Union Pacific has a market cap of $58.72 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 16.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 16.1, equal to the average transportation industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth 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. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.