Demand for railroad services isn’t likely to flag anytime soon, especially as rail transport is far more cost-effective than trucking. (Trains can transport a ton of cargo more than 400 miles on a single gallon of fuel.) Union Pacific stock is worth considering if you’re looking for a solid long-term performer as well as dividend income. You might want to buy some now — or add it your watch list, and hope that the price drops some, offering an entry point with greater margin of safety.
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