Union Pacific Stock Hits New 52-Week High (UNP)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $148.82, above its previous 52-week high of $148.39 with 644,549 shares traded as of 12:30 p.m. ET. Average volume has been two million shares over the past 30 days.

Union Pacific has a market cap of $68.82 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 17.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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 17.3, 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, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full Union Pacific Ratings Report.

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