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Union Pacific stocks dropped more than 2 percent Thursday after reporting a 12 percent decline in operating revenue for its second quarter.
"We're still facing some of the very same headwinds we've faced in the last four or five quarters; natural gas pricing, replacing coal for a source of electricity, a strong U.S. dollar getting in the way of exports, the shale energy related activity being pretty depressed," Union Pacific CEO Lance Fritz said Thursday on "Squawk on the Street. " "But we are seeing sequential improvement."
Union Pacific shares are up more than 17 percent in the year-to-date.
Union Pacific 12-month performance: