12-month Performance: +22.5%
Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) is an all-American pick if I’ve ever seen one, right down to the logo.
The company’s principal unit is its railroad, of course, which links nearly half of our states in the Western two-thirds of the country.
The stock also boasts a 2.1% dividend, 20% gains in the past 12 months, and eye-popping growth on the income sheet. UNP is expecting revenue of $22.3 billion and an EPS of $8.24 per share in FY2012, representing growth of almost 60% and 120%, respectively, since 2009.
Heck, revenue and earnings have increased every single quarter for the past three years. All aboard!