It’s been a rough year for Union Pacific, shares are down 30 percent from early 2015. In what can only be described as a toxic and hostile market, traders are beating up the railroad company’s stock daily. Analysts say that the company isn’t “putting out” as much coal as she used to and this could be contributing to the abuse.
At Union Pacific headquarters, the stock’s coworkers noticed it had been coming in late, many times wearing long sleeves and sunglasses inappropriate for the weather and grew alarmed. They called the police, who visited the stock at its home on Wall Street, but the stock refused to press charges, saying the market was just having a rough year and the price tripped and fell down some stairs. Because the stock refused to press charges and the stock is domestic, Union Pacific only services the continental United States, the police were unable to make any arrests. The market did promise that if the Union Pacific management team can drive efficiency gains it would start treating the stock better.
While it’s ultimately on the stock to admit there is a problem and seek help, investors can assist by providing information on domestic stock abuse and providing contact information to battered stock shelters.
Is a stock from your portfolio in an abusive market? See below for five indicators that it may be.
Five Signs your Stock is in an Abusive Market
- Sudden changes in Logo or Business Strategy to please investors
- Splits into multiple companies to hide signs of abuse
- Extreme Jealousy on the Part of the Abusive Market
- Noticeably less confident on Wall Street
- Lies about bottom line to avoid abuse