The gain came even as the second-largest U.S. freight railroad operator behind
Shares of railroads hit all-time highs Monday as investors awaited first-quarter earnings from the nation's second-largest operator, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., due out before the bell Tuesday. Shippers also rose as oil retreated slightly after hitting an all-time high near $120 a barrel earlier.
Closing Glance: Rails, shippers up as oil falls from record
Here's how major players fared Monday:
Union Pacific Corp., up $1.01 to close at $141.60. The stock hit an all-time high of $142.50 during the session.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., up $1.37 to $101.12, after setting an all-time high of $101.46 earlier.
CSX Corp., up 14 cents to $62.08. Shares reached an all-time high of $62.94 during the session.
FedEx Corp., up $1.10 to $95.56.
United Parcel Service Inc., up 4 cents to $72.76.