Union Pacific has held steady when fears of a trade war have impacted most stocks negatively. The booming economy has opened up a lot of jobs in the freight and logistics industry, which UNP has been trying to fill by offering hefty bonuses.
Railroads, airlines, trucking and air freight are often considered as the bellwethers of the U.S. economy. If these stocks are doing well, then it is a sign that the economy is doing well.
The other stocks that moved up on the list include Bank of Nova Scotia, Starbucks and ConocoPhillips. Bank of Canada’s expected interest rate hike has helped BNS move up on investors’ watchlists. Starbucks’ less than positive guidance hasn’t swayed investors as they keep adding it to their portfolios, and the continuous rise of oil prices has brought COP back into investor’s’ portfolios as the stock recently got a DARS upgrade.
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