Norfolk Southern Corp. Company Profile (NYSE:NSC)

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: $93.27
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $94.08
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $89.05
  • 52-Week Range: $64.51 - $98.75
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.47
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.39
  • P/E Growth: 1.56
  • Market Cap: $27.38B
  • Outstanding Shares: 293,549,000
  • Beta: 1.27
  • Net Margins: 15.88%
  • Return on Equity: 13.34%
  • Return on Assets: 4.79%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.78%
  • Current Ratio: 1.06%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.92%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Sell Ratings, 14 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.12)
Consensus Price Target: $90.26 (3.23% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
10/24/2016AegisInitiated CoverageHoldView Rating Details
10/12/2016Avondale PartnersDowngradeMarket Perform -> Underperform$64.00View Rating Details
10/11/2016Vertical ResearchInitiated CoverageSellView Rating Details
10/11/2016Bank of America Corp.UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$97.00 -> $110.00View Rating Details
9/13/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$87.00 -> $97.00View Rating Details
9/12/2016Barclays PLCLower Price TargetEqual Weight$104.00 -> $92.00View Rating Details
9/9/2016Loop CapitalReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
8/11/2016Atlantic SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutral$104.00View Rating Details
8/3/2016ArgusReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
7/28/2016Deutsche Bank AGLower Price TargetHold$90.00 -> $89.00View Rating Details
7/28/2016Credit Suisse Group AGLower Price TargetOutperform$99.00 -> $97.00View Rating Details
7/7/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold -> Market Perform$93.00View Rating Details
6/15/2016Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.Initiated CoverageMarket PerformView Rating Details
6/3/2016Morgan StanleyInitiated CoverageUnderweight$71.00View Rating Details
5/19/2016Credit Agricole SAInitiated CoverageOutperform$98.00View Rating Details
4/25/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageNeutral$88.00View Rating Details
4/23/2016Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
4/22/2016NomuraBoost Price TargetNeutral$85.00 -> $93.50View Rating Details
4/6/2016SusquehannaBoost Price Target$84.00 -> $96.00View Rating Details
3/28/2016Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetNeutral$96.00 -> $102.00View Rating Details
3/28/2016Buckingham ResearchBoost Price TargetBuy$92.00 -> $100.00View Rating Details
3/15/2016ScotiabankInitiated CoverageOutperformView Rating Details
1/28/2016MacquarieBoost Price TargetUnderperform$66.00 -> $69.00View Rating Details
1/28/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaLower Price TargetSector Perform$84.00 -> $74.00View Rating Details
1/12/2016Stifel NicolausLower Price Target$93.00 -> $84.00View Rating Details
12/10/2015TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingHold$88.00View Rating Details
11/25/2015Topeka Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetHold$94.00 -> $97.00View Rating Details
10/1/2015Wolfe ResearchUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformView Rating Details
3/26/2015Cleveland ResearchDowngradeBuy -> NeutralView Rating Details
3/26/2015Raymond James Financial Inc.DowngradeOutperform -> Market PerformView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/26/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
10/26/2016Q316$1.45$2.25 billionListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2016Q216$1.35$1.36$2.51 billion$2.45 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/21/2016Q116$0.97$1.29$2.38 billion$2.42 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/27/2016Q415$1.23$1.20$2.58 billion$2.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2015Q315$1.41$1.57$2.72 billion$2.71 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/27/2015Q215$1.42$1.41$2.81 billion$2.71 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2015Q115$1.00$1.00$2.71 billion$2.60 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/26/2015Q414$1.68$1.64$2.94 billion$2.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/22/2014Q314$0.26$1.79$287.62 million$3.02 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2014Q214$1.71$1.79$3.00 billion$3.04 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2014Q114$1.15$1.17$2.74 billion$2.70 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/22/2014Q413$1.50$1.64$2.85 billion$2.88 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2013Q313$1.39$1.53$2.77 billion$2.82 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/23/2013Q2 2013$1.49$1.46$2.85 billion$2.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/23/2013Q1 2013$1.17$1.22$2.76 billion$2.74 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/22/2013Q4 2012$1.20$1.30$2.67 billion$2.68 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/23/2012$1.23$1.24ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/24/2012$1.52$1.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/24/2012$1.40$1.42ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/26/2011$1.41$1.59ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/27/2011$0.90$1.00ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/25/2011$1.05$1.00ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.47 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.06 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.89$0.95$0.92
Q2 20163$1.35$1.45$1.38
Q3 20163$1.47$1.62$1.55
Q4 20162$1.38$1.40$1.39
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)


Current Dividend Information for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)
Annual Dividend:$2.36
Dividend Yield:2.53%
Dividend Growth:6.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:44.19% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
43.14% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
38.94% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:6 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.66%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 68.04%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/30/2016James A HixonVPSell10,000$94.15$941,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/24/2016Thomas E HurlbutVPSell850$92.28$78,438.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2016Marta R StewartEVPSell3,064$91.56$280,539.84View SEC Filing  
8/17/2016Thomas E HurlbutVPSell1,017$89.30$90,818.10View SEC Filing  
8/3/2016Thomas E HurlbutVPSell528$88.35$46,648.80View SEC Filing  
5/5/2016Thomas E HurlbutVPSell668$89.92$60,066.56View SEC Filing  
4/25/2016Cynthia C EarhartVPSell6,500$90.04$585,260.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2015Wesley G BushDirectorBuy3,000$81.38$244,140.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2015Thomas E HurlbutVPSell1,000$108.19$108,190.00View SEC Filing  
11/24/2014Donald W SealeCMOSell32,030$116.13$3,719,643.90View SEC Filing  
11/10/2014Thomas E HurlbutVPSell1,150$116.13$133,549.50View SEC Filing  
11/7/2014Marta R StewartCFOSell3,410$113.21$386,046.10View SEC Filing  
9/3/2014James A HixonVPSell22,030$107.82$2,375,274.60View SEC Filing  
9/2/2014Charles W MoormanCEOSell122,983$107.00$13,159,181.00View SEC Filing  
8/27/2014Donald W SealeCMOSell31,983$106.55$3,407,788.65View SEC Filing  
7/29/2014James A SquiresPresidentSell32,030$104.95$3,361,548.50View SEC Filing  
7/25/2014Deborah H ButlerVPSell32,960$107.37$3,538,915.20View SEC Filing  
7/24/2014Cynthia C EarhartVPSell2,077$107.78$223,859.06View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014Mark D ManionCOOSell32,030$101.55$3,252,646.50View SEC Filing  
6/4/2014Deborah H ButlerVPSell1,000$99.15$99,150.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2014Deborah ButlerVPSell5,000$97.63$488,150.00View SEC Filing  
2/12/2014Mark ManionCOOSell47,401$93.47$4,430,571.47View SEC Filing  
2/7/2014James HixonVPSell21,983$94.05$2,067,501.15View SEC Filing  
2/6/2014Mark ManionCOOSell14,140$93.53$1,322,514.20View SEC Filing  
1/30/2014Deborah ButlerVPSell10,000$92.00$920,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/28/2014Charles MoormanCEOSell72,977$91.42$6,671,557.34View SEC Filing  
1/27/2014Mark ManionCOOSell17,977$90.86$1,633,390.22View SEC Filing  
12/6/2013Donald SealeCMOSell7,977$89.67$715,297.59View SEC Filing  
10/29/2013Cynthia C EarhartVPSell2,000$88.48$176,960.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013Donald W SealeCMOSell10,000$87.74$877,400.00View SEC Filing  
10/28/2013James A HixonVPSell7,977$88.00$701,976.00View SEC Filing  
10/24/2013James A HixonVPSell10,000$86.95$869,500.00View SEC Filing  
10/24/2013John P RathboneCFOSell116,407$84.52$9,838,719.64View SEC Filing  
6/6/2013Mark D ManionCOOSell11,626$76.20$885,901.20View SEC Filing  
5/29/2013Steven F LeerDirectorSell1,200$76.98$92,376.00View SEC Filing  
5/7/2013Charles W MoormanCEOSell42,068$78.13$3,286,772.84View SEC Filing  
3/5/2013Mark D ManionCOOSell13,068$75.23$983,105.64View SEC Filing  
8/21/2012Clyde H Allison JrVPSell7,459$75.33$561,886.47View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Latest Headlines for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)
DateHeadline logoCan Norfolk Southern (NSC) Pull a Surprise in Q3 Earnings? - Nasdaq (NYSE:NSC) - October 25 at 6:31 PM logoBernstein Sees Improving Volume Trends Across The Board In Rails, Positive On Intermodal Growth (NYSE:NSC) - October 25 at 2:01 PM logoNorfolk Southern : Zoning questions arise with NS site work (NYSE:NSC) - October 24 at 6:10 PM
News IconIntegrated Wealth Management cuts position of Norfolk Southern ... - DailyQuint (NYSE:NSC) - October 24 at 11:56 AM logoCan Norfolk Southern (NSC) Pull a Surprise in Q3 Earnings? (NYSE:NSC) - October 24 at 11:56 AM
News IconNorfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) from Railroads – Todays Top Gains (NYSE:NSC) - October 22 at 10:32 AM
News IconNorfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Position Lowered by Henderson Group PLC - DailyQuint (NYSE:NSC) - October 21 at 6:30 PM logoNorfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) EPS Estimate At $1.59? - Investor Newswire (NYSE:NSC) - October 21 at 9:55 AM
News IconIndependent Investors Inc. decides to keep it stake in Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) to the level of $1651000 - DailyQuint (NYSE:NSC) - October 21 at 9:55 AM logoShould Investors Follow Analysts’ Call on Norfolk Southern? (NYSE:NSC) - October 21 at 9:55 AM logoNorfolk Southern Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : NSC-US : October 21, 2016 (NYSE:NSC) - October 21 at 9:55 AM logoNoteworthy Thursday Option Activity: NSC, ADS, AAPL (NYSE:NSC) - October 20 at 3:10 PM logoCould Norfolk Southern Deliver Wider Operating Margins in 3Q16? (NYSE:NSC) - October 20 at 12:14 PM logoWhat Can We Expect from Norfolk Southern’s 3Q16 Earnings? (NYSE:NSC) - October 19 at 6:48 PM
News IconAvondale Partners Lowers Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) to Underperform - DailyQuint (NYSE:NSC) - October 19 at 11:32 AM
News IconNorfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Research Coverage Started at Vertical Research - DailyQuint (NYSE:NSC) - October 18 at 6:20 PM
News IconUpdate on Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) for the day (NYSE:NSC) - October 18 at 11:46 AM
News IconWhat is the Street Saying About Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)? - CSZ News (NYSE:NSC) - October 17 at 6:22 PM
News IconStock of The Day: Norfolk Southern Corp (NYSE:NSC) Institutional Investors Sentiment Index Flat in Q2 2016 - Post News (NYSE:NSC) - October 17 at 6:22 PM logoNorfolk Southern Corp. : NSC-US: Dividend Analysis : August 08th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : October 17, 2016 (NYSE:NSC) - October 17 at 6:21 PM logoHow Do Analysts View CSX after Its 3Q16 Results? (NYSE:NSC) - October 17 at 11:34 AM
News IconLeading stocks in today’s market: Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) (NYSE:NSC) - October 16 at 10:51 AM logoNorfolk Southern : Taylor rail project gets state money (NYSE:NSC) - October 15 at 11:11 AM logoAtlanta area emergency responders hone their skills on Norfolk Southern safety train (NYSE:NSC) - October 14 at 6:16 PM
News Icon2 Stocks Attracting Analyst Attention: Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC), Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU) - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:NSC) - October 14 at 9:44 AM
News IconSell-side Review & Stock Update on Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) - Recall News (NYSE:NSC) - October 13 at 6:34 PM logoNorfolk Southern May Be Headed for a Pullback (NYSE:NSC) - October 13 at 6:34 PM logoEPS Projection For Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) At $1.45? - Stocks Daily (NYSE:NSC) - October 13 at 10:04 AM
News Icon2 Stocks Analyst-Opinion Need Close Attention Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC), United Technologies Corporation ... - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:NSC) - October 13 at 10:04 AM logoCSX Corporation (CSX) Beats on Q3 Earnings and Revenues (NYSE:NSC) - October 13 at 10:04 AM
News IconNorfolk Southern Supports Hurricane Matthew Recovery Efforts in Southeast (NYSE:NSC) - October 12 at 6:27 PM logoWhy Analysts Advise Investors to ‘Hold’ KSU’s Stock (NYSE:NSC) - October 12 at 11:50 AM
News IconAdvisory Services Network buys $726140 stake in Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) (NYSE:NSC) - October 11 at 6:43 PM
News IconTrust Co Of Oklahoma Lowers stake in Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) (NYSE:NSC) - October 11 at 6:43 PM
News IconLarge Cap Railroads: Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) (NYSE:NSC) - October 11 at 6:43 PM logoNorfolk Southern : Disburses Dividend Of $0.59 (NYSE:NSC) - October 10 at 11:07 AM logoNorfolk Southern to hold third-quarter 2016 earnings conference call Oct. 26 (NYSE:NSC) - October 5 at 11:42 AM
News IconNorfolk Southern Employee Spotlight: Protect the Planet, Earn a Profit (NYSE:NSC) - October 5 at 11:42 AM
News IconTop Gainers of the Day: Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) from Railroads (NYSE:NSC) - October 5 at 11:42 AM
News IconNorfolk Southern Safety Train gives first responders training opportunities for rail emergencies (NYSE:NSC) - October 4 at 6:06 PM
News IconS.C. Emergency Responders Hone Skills on Norfolk Southern Safety Train (NYSE:NSC) - October 3 at 6:05 PM logoNORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NYSE:NSC) - October 3 at 6:05 PM
News IconRailroads: Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) Position of the day (NYSE:NSC) - October 1 at 11:47 AM logoNorfolk Southern : Greenville, S.C., area emergency responders hone their skills on Norfolk Southern safety train (NYSE:NSC) - September 30 at 6:34 PM logoGreenville, S.C., area emergency responders hone their skills on Norfolk Southern safety train (NYSE:NSC) - September 30 at 6:33 PM logoNorfolk Southern : Railyard job starts, but land in question (NYSE:NSC) - September 30 at 11:43 AM
News IconNorfolk Southern chief legal officer to retire (NYSE:NSC) - September 30 at 11:43 AM
News IconNorfolk Southern's EVP and CLO Hixon to retire (NYSE:NSC) - September 29 at 6:26 PM
News IconExecutive Moves: Norfolk Southern, SynchroNet and Alliance Shippers (NYSE:NSC) - September 29 at 6:26 PM logoNorfolk Southern's EVP And Chief Legal Officer James Hixon To Retire (NYSE:NSC) - September 29 at 11:36 AM


Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) Chart for Wednesday, October, 26, 2016

Last Updated on 10/26/2016 by Staff