Norfolk Southern Corp. Company Profile (NYSE:NSC)

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Rating(s), 13 Hold Rating(s), 7 Buy Rating(s)
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.23)
Consensus Price Target: $87.92 (2.47% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetActions
7/7/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold -> Market Perform$93.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/17/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingHold$87.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/15/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Initiated CoverageMarket PerformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
6/3/2016Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageUnderweight$71.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/22/2016ArgusReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
5/19/2016Credit Agricole SAInitiated CoverageOutperform$98.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/25/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageNeutral$88.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/23/2016Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/22/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$88.00 -> $90.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/22/2016NomuraBoost Price TargetNeutral$85.00 -> $93.50View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/22/2016Credit Suisse Group AGUpgradeNeutral -> Outperform$84.00 -> $97.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/12/2016Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/13/2016Bank of America Corp.Initiated CoverageHold -> Neutral$83.00 -> $78.72View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
4/6/2016SusquehannaBoost Price Target$84.00 -> $96.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/28/2016Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetNeutral$96.00 -> $102.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/28/2016Buckingham ResearchBoost Price TargetBuy$92.00 -> $100.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/15/2016ScotiabankInitiated CoverageOutperformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
2/16/2016Avondale PartnersReiterated RatingOutperform$65.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/28/2016MacquarieBoost Price TargetUnderperform$66.00 -> $69.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/28/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaLower Price TargetSector Perform$84.00 -> $74.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
1/12/2016Stifel NicolausLower Price Target$93.00 -> $84.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
12/10/2015TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingHold$88.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
11/25/2015Topeka Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetHold$94.00 -> $97.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
10/1/2015Wolfe ResearchUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/26/2015Cleveland ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
3/26/2015Raymond James Financial Inc.DowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
9/8/2014Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Boost Price Target$111.00 -> $112.00View Rating Details  Tweet This Rating  Share This Rating on StockTwits
(Data available from 7/28/2014 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallActions
7/27/2016        
7/27/2016Q216$1.39$1.36$2.51 billion$2.45 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/21/2016Q116$0.97$1.29$2.38 billion$2.42 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/27/2016Q415$1.23$1.20$2.58 billion$2.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/28/2015Q315$1.41$1.57$2.72 billion$2.71 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/27/2015Q215$1.42$1.41$2.81 billion$2.71 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/29/2015Q115$1.00$1.00$2.71 billion$2.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/26/2015Q414$1.68$1.64$2.94 billion$2.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/22/2014Q314$0.26$1.79$287.62 million$3.02 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/23/2014Q214$1.71$1.79$3.00 billion$3.04 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/23/2014Q114$1.15$1.17$2.74 billion$2.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/22/2014Q413$1.50$1.64$2.85 billion$2.88 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/23/2013Q313$1.39$1.53$2.77 billion$2.82 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/23/2013Q2 2013$1.49$1.46$2.85 billion$2.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/23/2013Q1 2013$1.17$1.22$2.76 billion$2.74 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/22/2013Q4 2012$1.20$1.30$2.67 billion$2.68 billionViewListenView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/23/2012$1.23$1.24ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/24/2012$1.52$1.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/24/2012$1.40$1.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/26/2011$1.41$1.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/27/2011$0.90$1.00ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/25/2011$1.05$1.00ViewN/AView Earnings Details  Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.89$0.95$0.92
Q2 20163$1.35$1.45$1.38
Q3 20163$1.50$1.62$1.56
Q4 20162$1.35$1.40$1.38
Q2 20171$1.62$1.62$1.62
Q3 20171$1.80$1.80$1.80
Q4 20171$1.46$1.46$1.46
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)
Annual Dividend:$2.36
Dividend Yield:2.62%
Payout Ratio:43.78% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
42.68% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
38.13% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:6.80% (3 Year Average)

Dividend History for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable DateShare
4/19/2016quarterly$0.592.86%5/4/20165/6/20166/10/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/26/2016quarterly$0.593.38%2/3/20162/5/20163/10/2016Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/27/2015quarterly$0.592.89%11/4/201511/6/201512/10/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/24/2015quarterly$0.592.85%8/5/20158/7/20159/10/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/28/2015quarterly$0.592.29%4/29/20155/1/20156/10/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/23/2015quarterly$0.592/4/20152/6/20153/10/2015Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/21/2014quarterly$0.572.14%11/5/201411/7/201412/10/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/22/2014quarterly$0.572.13%7/30/20148/1/20149/10/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/22/2014quarterly$0.542.27%4/30/20145/2/20146/10/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/21/2014quarterly$0.542.32%2/5/20142/7/20143/10/2014Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
10/22/2013quarterly$0.522.42%10/30/201311/1/201312/10/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
7/23/2013quarterly$0.522.79%7/31/20138/2/20139/10/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
4/23/2013quarterly$0.502.67%5/1/20135/3/20136/10/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
1/22/2013quarterly$0.502.92%1/30/20132/1/20133/11/2013Tweet This Announcement  Share This Announcement on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionActions
5/5/2016Thomas E HurlbutVPSell668$89.92$60,066.56View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
4/25/2016Cynthia C EarhartVPSell6,500$90.04$585,260.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/13/2015Wesley G BushDirectorBuy3,000$81.38$244,140.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/6/2015Thomas E HurlbutVPSell1,000$108.19$108,190.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/24/2014Donald W SealeCMOSell32,030$116.13$3,719,643.90View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/10/2014Thomas E HurlbutVPSell1,150$116.13$133,549.50View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
11/7/2014Marta R StewartCFOSell3,410$113.21$386,046.10View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
9/3/2014James A HixonVPSell22,030$107.82$2,375,274.60View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
9/2/2014Charles W MoormanCEOSell122,983$107.00$13,159,181.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/27/2014Donald W SealeCMOSell31,983$106.55$3,407,788.65View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
7/29/2014James A SquiresPresidentSell32,030$104.95$3,361,548.50View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
7/25/2014Deborah H ButlerVPSell32,960$107.37$3,538,915.20View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
7/24/2014Cynthia C EarhartVPSell2,077$107.78$223,859.06View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
6/6/2014Mark D ManionCOOSell32,030$101.55$3,252,646.50View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
6/4/2014Deborah H ButlerVPSell1,000$99.15$99,150.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/13/2014Deborah ButlerVPSell5,000$97.63$488,150.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/12/2014Mark ManionCOOSell47,401$93.47$4,430,571.47View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/7/2014James HixonVPSell21,983$94.05$2,067,501.15View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
2/6/2014Mark ManionCOOSell14,140$93.53$1,322,514.20View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
1/30/2014Deborah ButlerVPSell10,000$92.00$920,000.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
1/28/2014Charles MoormanCEOSell72,977$91.42$6,671,557.34View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
1/27/2014Mark ManionCOOSell17,977$90.86$1,633,390.22View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
12/6/2013Donald SealeCMOSell7,977$89.67$715,297.59View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
10/29/2013Cynthia C EarhartVPSell2,000$88.48$176,960.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
10/28/2013Donald W SealeCMOSell10,000$87.74$877,400.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
10/28/2013James A HixonVPSell7,977$88.00$701,976.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
10/24/2013James A HixonVPSell10,000$86.95$869,500.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
10/24/2013John P RathboneCFOSell116,407$84.52$9,838,719.64View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
6/6/2013Mark D ManionCOOSell11,626$76.20$885,901.20View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/29/2013Steven F LeerDirectorSell1,200$76.98$92,376.00View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
5/7/2013Charles W MoormanCEOSell42,068$78.13$3,286,772.84View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
3/5/2013Mark D ManionCOOSell13,068$75.23$983,105.64View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
8/21/2012Clyde H Allison JrVPSell7,459$75.33$561,886.47View SEC Filing  Tweet This Trade  Share This Trade on StockTwits
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)
DateHeadline
07/27/16 05:51 PMNorfolk Southern's 2Q profit falls 6 percent as volume slows
07/27/16 05:51 PMNorfolk Southern reports 6.5 percent drop in second-quarter profit
07/27/16 05:51 PMNorfolk Southern Corp Profit Drops 6% In Q2
07/27/16 05:51 PMNorfolk Southern Says Volume Slump May Reverse by Fourth Quarter
07/27/16 09:30 AMNorfolk Southern (NSC) Q2 Earnings Beat, Revenues Miss -
07/27/16 08:55 AMNorfolk Southern (NSC) Beats on Q2 Earnings -
07/27/16 07:46 AMFreight declines drive drop in Norfolk Southern profit -
07/27/16 07:45 AMNorfolk Southern Corp Earnings Call scheduled for 8:45 am ET today -
07/27/16 07:18 AMNorfolk Southern reports second-quarter 2016 results - [at noodls] - Second-quarter 2016 results Diluted earnings per share were $1.36. Operating ratio improved to 68.6 percent, reflecting an 11 percent reduction in operating expenses coupled with a 10 percent decline in ...
07/27/16 07:14 AMNorfolk Southern tops 2Q profit forecasts -
07/26/16 05:49 PMAnalyst Recommendations On Watch List: Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC), SL Green Realty Corp (NYSE:SLG) - Review Fortune
07/26/16 08:05 AMWhy Did Norfolk Southern’s Intermodal Units Slide More than CSX’s? -
07/26/16 08:04 AMWhy Did KSU’s Industrial & Consumer Revenues Slide in 2Q16? -
07/25/16 10:12 AMUnion Pacific’s 2Q16 Earnings Just Met Earnings Estimate -
07/22/16 05:23 PMNorfolk Southern Corp. : half-yearly earnings release
07/21/16 08:23 AMWhy Norfolk Southern’s Valuation Is Lower in the Peer Group
07/21/16 08:23 AMNorfolk Southern : Commission approves railroad crossing closure
07/21/16 06:05 AMHow Are Analysts Rating Norfolk Southern before 2Q16 Results? -
07/21/16 05:06 AMCan Efficiency Drive Up Norfolk Southern’s 2Q16 Operating Margin? -
07/20/16 12:09 PMDon't Board Norfolk Southern -
07/19/16 05:38 PMEarnings Focus and Crowd Sourced Sentiment Review for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) - TGP
07/19/16 12:49 PMCould Norfolk Southern Beat Analysts’ 2Q16 Revenue Estimates? -
07/19/16 08:13 AMK.C. Southern Profit Rises on Commodity Trends
07/19/16 08:13 AMSemi stuck under 63rd Street rail bridge on South Side
07/19/16 08:13 AMNorfolk Southern : Railroad probing why train cars derailed in Hamilton
07/19/16 08:06 AMWhat Pulled Down CSX’s Intermodal Volumes? -
07/18/16 10:54 AMHow Many Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)'s Analysts Are Bearish? - Consumer Eagle
07/17/16 09:46 AMNorfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) Short Interest Decreased By 16.61% - Consumer Eagle
07/15/16 04:34 PMRare Infrastructure LTD Decreased Stake in Norfolk Southern Corp (NYSE:NSC) by $31.18 Million as Shares Rose - Consumer Eagle
07/15/16 11:33 AMNorfolk Southern's Rally Could Derail -
07/14/16 05:48 PMNorfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Pops 2.66% for July 13 - Equities.com
07/14/16 03:59 PMWhat Should Investors Expect from Union Pacific’s 2Q16 Earnings? -
07/14/16 09:06 AMNorfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Pops 2.66% for July 13
07/13/16 08:27 AMCornerstone Investment Partners LLC Increased Norfolk Southern Corp (NYSE:NSC) by $7.43 Million as Shares Rose - Press Telegraph
07/13/16 08:27 AMAnalyst Target and Average Rating Watch: Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) - Press Telegraph
07/13/16 08:27 AMPatten Patten Inctn Lowers stake in Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) - Trade Calls
07/11/16 08:41 AMNorfolk Southern Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : NSC-US : July 11, 2016 -
07/11/16 08:03 AMCoverage Initiated on Select Railroads Equities -
07/10/16 04:53 PMHow Analysts Feel About Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)? - Press Telegraph
07/09/16 04:57 PMNorfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Pops 2.83% for July 08
07/09/16 08:45 AMNorfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Pops 2.83% for July 08 - Equities.com
07/07/16 05:31 PMNorfolk Southern : ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT PROJECT'S STATUS COMING
07/07/16 05:31 PMNorfolk Southern settles discrimination allegations
07/07/16 05:31 PMNorfolk Southern closing its Roanoke office
07/07/16 08:26 AMNorfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) Stock Update: Check on Ratings and Target Price - Telanagana Press
07/07/16 08:26 AMAnalysts and Technical Snapshot on Norfolk Southern Corp (NYSE:NSC) - Street Report
07/06/16 05:43 PMNorfolk Southern to pay nearly $500,000 to settle allegations of race discrimination
07/06/16 05:43 PMNorfolk Southern to pay settlement over allegations of racial discrimination
07/06/16 12:45 PM'Train Your Brain' to cross railroad tracks carefully and get home safely - [PR Newswire] - NORFOLK, Va., July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern is bringing its Train Your Brain public safety campaign to Indiana to encourage motorists to be smart and safe when crossing train tracks. Billboards, ...
07/06/16 10:06 AMNS exec to meet with manufacturers in China

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About Norfolk Southern Corp.

Norfolk Southern Corp. logoNorfolk Southern Corporation is a holding company engaged in the rail transportation business. The Company operates approximately 20,000 miles of road primarily in the East and Midwest. The Company is engaged in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products and finished goods primarily in the Southeast, East and Midwest. The Company, through interchange with rail carriers, to and from the rest of the United States. The Company also transports overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. It provides logistics services and offers the intermodal network in the eastern half of the United States. The Company's system reaches various manufacturing plants, electric generating facilities, mines, distribution centers and other businesses located in its service area. The Company's intermodal market group consists of shipments moving in trailers, domestic and international containers, and RoadRailer equipment.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Industry: Railroads
  • Sub-Industry: Railroads
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: NSC
  • CUSIP: 65584410
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $90.14
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $86.64
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $81.51
  • P/E Ratio: 16.71
  • P/E Growth: 1.56
  • Market Cap: $26.66B
  • Beta: 1.29
  • Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.53 EPS
  • Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.19 EPS
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