Union Pacific: Q2 Earnings Snapshot

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ Union Pacific Corp. (UNP) on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $1.8 billion.

The Omaha, Nebraska-based company said it had profit of $2.72 per share.

The results surpassed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.55 per share.

The railroad posted revenue of $5.5 billion in the period, which also topped Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $5.38 billion.

Union Pacific shares have increased slightly more than 4% since the beginning of the year, while the S&P's 500 index has increased 16%. The stock has climbed 22% in the last 12 months.

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