Rail News – Union Pacific drops a slot among largest U.S. companies by market capitalization; CSX ranks among top ‘socially responsible’ stocks. For Railroad Career Professionals

Posted: August 23, 2012 in Uncategorized

Caterpillar Inc. has replaced Union Pacific Corp. as the 47th largest U.S. company measured by market capitalization, according to The Online Investor.

Market capitalization provides a more true comparison of the value attributed by the stock market to a given company’s stock, offering an apples-to-apples comparison of two stocks’ value. Caterpillar’s market cap now is $59.08 billion and UP’s, $58.88 billion, according to The Online Investor, which provides research, data and insights to investors.

The top 10 largest U.S. companies by market capitalization are Apple Inc., Exxon Mobil Corp., Microsoft Corp., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., IBM, General Electric Co., Google Inc., Chevron Corp., AT&T Inc. and Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which owns BNSF Railway Co.

Meanwhile, CSX Corp. is included on the Dividend Channel’s list of the top 25 “Socially Responsible Dividend Stocks.” The Class I is ranked No. 17.

Asset managers compiled the list of the top socially responsible investments through an analysis of social and environmental criteria. Environmental criteria includes the environmental impact of a company’s products and services, and an efficient use of energy and resources. Social criteria includes human rights, child labor, corporate diversity and a company’s impact on society, such as business activities tied to weapons, gambling, tobacco and alcohol.

via Rail News – Union Pacific drops a slot among largest U.S. companies by market capitalization; CSX ranks among top ‘socially responsible’ stocks. For Railroad Career Professionals.

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