NYSE:NSC - Norfolk Southern Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$176.08 +1.21 (+0.69 %)
(As of 08/22/2018 01:20 AM ET)
Previous Close$174.87
Today's Range$175.06 - $176.69
52-Week Range$116.90 - $176.69
Volume1.28 million shs
Average Volume1.75 million shs
Market Capitalization$48.74 billion
P/E Ratio26.64
Dividend Yield1.84%
Norfolk Southern logoNorfolk Southern Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods. It also transports overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports, as well as coal, automotive, and industrial products; and provides commuter passenger services. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia in the United States. Norfolk Southern Corporation was founded in 1883 and is based in Norfolk, Virginia.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Railroads, line-haul operating


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.55
Current Ratio0.81
Quick Ratio0.70


Trailing P/E Ratio26.64
Forward P/E Ratio19.29
P/E Growth1.59

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.55 billion
Price / Sales4.67
Cash Flow$10.6136 per share
Price / Cash16.59
Book Value$57.57 per share
Price / Book3.06


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.61
Net Income$5.40 billion
Net Margins52.36%
Return on Equity14.53%
Return on Assets6.31%


Outstanding Shares280,030,000
Market Cap$48.74 billion

Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Norfolk Southern's stock symbol?

Norfolk Southern trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "NSC."

How often does Norfolk Southern pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 27th. Investors of record on Monday, August 6th will be given a dividend of $0.80 per share on Monday, September 10th. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.82%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 3rd. This is a boost from Norfolk Southern's previous quarterly dividend of $0.72. View Norfolk Southern's Dividend History.

How will Norfolk Southern's stock buyback program work?

Norfolk Southern declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, September 27th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase 50,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Norfolk Southern's earnings last quarter?

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 25th. The railroad operator reported $2.50 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.31 by $0.19. The railroad operator had revenue of $2.90 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.87 billion. Norfolk Southern had a net margin of 52.36% and a return on equity of 14.53%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 9.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.71 EPS. View Norfolk Southern's Earnings History.

When is Norfolk Southern's next earnings date?

Norfolk Southern is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Norfolk Southern.

What price target have analysts set for NSC?

20 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Norfolk Southern's shares. Their forecasts range from $103.00 to $205.00. On average, they expect Norfolk Southern's share price to reach $164.1111 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.8%. View Analyst Price Targets for Norfolk Southern.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Norfolk Southern?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Norfolk Southern in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 12 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Norfolk Southern.

Who are some of Norfolk Southern's key competitors?

Who are Norfolk Southern's key executives?

Norfolk Southern's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. James A. Squires, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 57)
  • Ms. Cynthia C. Earhart, Exec. VP of Fin. & CFO (Age 56)
  • Mr. Michael Joseph Wheeler, Exec. VP & COO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Alan H. Shaw, Exec. VP & Chief Marketing Officer (Age 50)
  • Mr. Thomas E. Hurlbut, VP & Controller (Age 53)

Has Norfolk Southern been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about NSC stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Norfolk Southern earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern's scale. They also gave media stories about the railroad operator an impact score of 46.79 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for Norfolk Southern.

Who are Norfolk Southern's major shareholders?

Norfolk Southern's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.27%), FMR LLC (2.51%), Bank of America Corp DE (2.21%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.16%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.83%) and Putnam Investments LLC (0.57%). Company insiders that own Norfolk Southern stock include Cynthia C Earhart, James A Hixon, James A Squires, Marta R Stewart, Michael Joseph Wheeler, Thomas E Hurlbut and William Andrew Galanko. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Norfolk Southern.

Which major investors are selling Norfolk Southern stock?

NSC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nomura Holdings Inc., BlackRock Inc., Putnam Investments LLC, Standard Life Aberdeen plc, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Bank of America Corp DE, Investec Asset Management LTD and Waddell & Reed Financial Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Norfolk Southern company stock in the last year include Cynthia C Earhart, James A Squires, Michael Joseph Wheeler and Thomas E Hurlbut. View Insider Buying and Selling for Norfolk Southern.

Which major investors are buying Norfolk Southern stock?

NSC stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Point72 Asset Management L.P., PointState Capital LP, Marshall Wace LLP, First Trust Advisors LP, Dana Investment Advisors Inc., WINTON GROUP Ltd and Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Norfolk Southern.

How do I buy shares of Norfolk Southern?

Shares of NSC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Norfolk Southern's stock price today?

One share of NSC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $176.08.

How big of a company is Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $48.74 billion and generates $10.55 billion in revenue each year. The railroad operator earns $5.40 billion in net income (profit) each year or $6.61 on an earnings per share basis. Norfolk Southern employs 27,110 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern's mailing address is THREE COMMERCIAL PLACE, NORFOLK VA, 23510. The railroad operator can be reached via phone at 757-629-2680 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Norfolk Southern (NYSE NSC)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  590 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  774 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,364
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Norfolk Southern and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe NSC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe NSC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/22/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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