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

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$155.88 -1.11 (-0.71 %)
(As of 12/10/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$156.99
Today's Range$152.12 - $156.99
52-Week Range$127.79 - $186.91
Volume2.92 million shs
Average Volume1.88 million shs
Market Capitalization$42.76 billion
P/E Ratio23.40
Dividend Yield1.97%
Norfolk 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
Current SymbolNYSE:NSC
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.69
Current Ratio0.86
Quick Ratio0.75


Trailing P/E Ratio23.40
Forward P/E Ratio16.83
P/E Growth1.41

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.55 billion
Price / Sales4.02
Cash Flow$10.4128 per share
Price / Cash Flow14.97
Book Value$57.57 per share
Price / Book2.71


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.61
Net Income$5.40 billion
Net Margins52.82%
Return on Equity15.12%
Return on Assets6.81%


Outstanding Shares272,350,000
Market Cap$42.76 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 Tuesday, October 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.80 per share on Monday, December 10th. This represents a $3.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.05%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 1st. View Norfolk Southern's Dividend History.

How will Norfolk Southern's stock buyback program work?

Norfolk Southern announced that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Wednesday, September 27th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase 50,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Norfolk Southern's earnings last quarter?

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 24th. The railroad operator reported $2.52 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.44 by $0.08. The railroad operator earned $2.95 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.90 billion. Norfolk Southern had a net margin of 52.82% and a return on equity of 15.12%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 10.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.75 earnings per share. 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, January 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Norfolk Southern.

What price target have analysts set for NSC?

20 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Norfolk Southern's shares. Their predictions range from $115.00 to $205.00. On average, they expect Norfolk Southern's share price to reach $175.2778 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 12.4% from the stock's current price. 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, 9 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Norfolk Southern.

Has Norfolk Southern been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about NSC stock has been trending very positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Norfolk Southern earned a media sentiment score of 3.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the railroad operator a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the immediate future.

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)

Who are Norfolk Southern's major shareholders?

Norfolk Southern's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.77%), BlackRock Inc. (7.30%), FMR LLC (2.97%), Capital International Investors (2.58%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.17%) and Capital World Investors (1.03%). Company insiders that own Norfolk Southern stock include Cynthia C Earhart, 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 Capital World Investors, Alliancebernstein L.P., Deutsche Bank AG, BlackRock Inc., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Point72 Asset Management L.P., AQR Capital Management LLC and Putnam Investments LLC. 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital International Investors, FMR LLC, FIL Ltd, PointState Capital LP, Vanguard Group Inc., Valinor Management L.P., Park Presidio Capital LLC and Artemis Investment Management LLP. 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 $155.88.

How big of a company is Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $42.76 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.

What is Norfolk Southern's official website?

The official website for Norfolk Southern is http://www.nscorp.com.

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:  614 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  798 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,412
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 12/10/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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