U.S. Stocks Update: Union Pacific Corporation (UNP), Exelon Corporation (EXC)


Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)

Stock’s Trading Stats:

Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP) is trading up with a percentage change of 2.82% and is at $89.79 right now. The Company’s market capitalization stands at $78.83 Billion in the current trading Session whereas, its outstanding shares are 840.94 Million.

Recent Press Release:

Union Pacific Corporation (UNP) on April 21, 2016 stated 2016 first quarter net income of nearly $1.0 billion, or $1.16 per diluted share contrast to about $1.2 billion, or $1.30 per diluted share, in the first quarter 2015.

First Quarter Summary

Operating revenue of $4.8 billion was down 14 percent in the first quarter 2016 contrast to the first quarter 2015.  First quarter business volumes, as measured by total revenue carloads, declined 8 percent contrast to 2015.  Volume declines in coal, industrial products, agricultural products, and intermodal more than offset growth in automotive.  Chemicals volume was flat contrast to 2015 as declines in crude oil and fertilizer carloads offset growth in other chemicals shipments.  In addition:

  • Quarterly freight revenue reduced 14 percent contrast to the first quarter 2015, as volume declines, lower fuel surcharge revenue and negative business mix more than offset core pricing gains.
  • Union Pacific’s 65.1 percent operating ratio was unfavorable by 0.3 points contrast to the first quarter 2015.  The net impact of lower fuel prices during the quarter negatively influenced the operating ratio by about 0.5 points.
  • The $1.25 per gallon average quarterly diesel fuel price in the first quarter 2016 was 36 percent lower than the first quarter 2015.
  • Quarterly train speed, as stated to the Association of American Railroads, was 27.3 mph, 11 percent faster than the first quarter 2015.
  • Union Pacific’s reportable personal injury rate of 0.75 per 200,000 employee-hours was a first quarter record, improving 12 percent contrast to the first quarter 2015.
  • The Company repurchased 9.3 million shares in the first quarter 2016 at an aggregate cost of $713 million.

Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC)

Stock’s Trading Stats:

Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) is surging 1.47% percent and is at $33.85 in the Real-Time trading session. The stock’s market capitalization stands at $30.77 Billion with outstanding shares of 921.69 Million.

Recent Press Release:

In its next step of environmental stewardship, PECO on April 22, 2016 declared the leadership and creation of an exciting new Solar Stakeholder Collaborative. Kicking off this summer, the Collaborative will work together to advance local solar energy with invited participation from customer advocates, public officials, competitive electric suppliers, solar supporters, and other interested partners.

Previous work has resulted in successful pilot programs counting PECO Wind, PECO Smart Time Pricing and PECO Smart Energy Choice – each supporting Pennsylvania’s competitive energy market and promoting the development of electricity generated from clean resources and new pricing options.

The Collaborative will work together to advance the solar energy market in Pennsylvania. Recently’s declaration is the most recent in a series of successful environmental programs for PECO.

Most recently, the Company declared LEED certification of its Philadelphia headquarters. Twelve PECO buildings are now LEED certified, totaling nearly 1.5 million square feet of building space, 80 percent of the Company’s total square footage and more than 30 percent of all LEED Existing Building Operations and Maintenance (EBOM) certified buildings throughout Pennsylvania.

PECO Smart Ideas, the company’s successful suite of energy efficiency programs for residential and business customers, launched in 2009. The programs have assisted customers reduce energy consumption by nearly 7 percent, resulting in a savings of more than 2 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity and more than $500 million in annual energy costs, in addition to more than $200 million in rebates and incentives.

Based in Philadelphia, PECO is an electric and natural gas utility partner of Exelon Corporation (EXC).