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

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$166.50 -2.50 (-1.48 %)
(As of 10/18/2018 09:36 AM ET)
Previous Close$169.00
Today's Range$165.50 - $167.04
52-Week Range$125.59 - $186.91
Volume70,360 shs
Average Volume1.78 million shs
Market Capitalization$50.55 billion
P/E Ratio25.19
Dividend Yield1.89%
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


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


Trailing P/E Ratio25.19
Forward P/E Ratio18.22
P/E Growth1.65

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.55 billion
Price / Sales4.42
Cash Flow$9.6746 per share
Price / Cash17.21
Book Value$57.57 per share
Price / Book2.89


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$50.55 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. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.80 per share on Monday, September 10th. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 3rd. This is an increase 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 repurchase program on Wednesday, September 27th 2017, which permits the company to buyback 50,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Norfolk Southern's earnings last quarter?

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 25th. The railroad operator reported $2.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.31 by $0.19. The railroad operator earned $2.90 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations 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 period last year, the firm earned $1.71 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, October 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Norfolk Southern.

How can I listen to Norfolk Southern's earnings call?

Norfolk Southern will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, October 24th at 8:45 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8778693847.

What price target have analysts set for NSC?

21 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Norfolk Southern's stock. Their forecasts range from $116.00 to $205.00. On average, they anticipate Norfolk Southern's stock price to reach $169.1579 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 0.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Norfolk Southern.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Norfolk Southern?

21 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Norfolk Southern in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 13 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Norfolk Southern.

Are investors shorting Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern saw a decline in short interest during the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totalling 7,754,137 shares, a decline of 31.4% from the August 15th total of 11,303,174 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,453,615 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.3 days. Currently, 2.8% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Norfolk Southern's Current Options Chain.

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 number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bank of Montreal Can (0.10%), Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.09%), Aperio Group LLC (0.06%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.05%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.05%) and Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA (0.04%). 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 Bank of Montreal Can, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Investment House LLC, Bartlett & Co. LLC, Uncommon Cents Investing LLC, Fulton Bank N.A. and Dorsey Wright & Associates. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including RWC Asset Management LLP, BB&T Corp, Clinton Group Inc., Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp, Berkshire Asset Management LLC PA, First Hawaiian Bank and Aperio Group LLC. 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 $169.00.

How big of a company is Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $50.55 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:  603 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  788 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,391
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 10/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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