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: $95.53
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $91.99
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $87.32
  • 52-Week Range: $64.51 - $98.75
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.89
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.58
  • P/E Growth: 1.59
  • Market Cap: $28.04B
  • Outstanding Shares: 293,549,000
  • Beta: 1.28
  • 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: 2 Sell Ratings, 14 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.25)
Consensus Price Target: $88.82 (7.02% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
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
4/13/2016Bank of America Corp.Initiated CoverageHold -> Neutral$83.00 -> $78.72View 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
2/16/2016Avondale PartnersReiterated RatingOutperform$65.00View 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 9/29/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
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: $5.48 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.13 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:2.47%
Dividend Growth:6.80% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:44.19% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
43.07% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
38.50% (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: 67.90%
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 logoNORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP : Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K) (NYSE:NSC) - September 28 at 6:11 PM
News IconIs Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC), a large market cap stock a smart buy? (NYSE:NSC) - September 28 at 6:11 PM logoNorfolk Southern's EVP and CLO Hixon to retire; Galanko and Scheib are promoted. (NYSE:NSC) - September 28 at 6:11 PM logoNORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibit (NYSE:NSC) - September 28 at 6:11 PM logoNORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP Files SEC form 8-K/A, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhib (NYSE:NSC) - September 28 at 6:11 PM logoNorfolk Southern: Reaching People Where They Live (NYSE:NSC) - September 28 at 11:31 AM logoHow Did CSX’s Carloads Fare against US Railroads? (NYSE:NSC) - September 26 at 11:10 AM logoAnalyzing Norfolk Southern’s Intermodal Traffic (NYSE:NSC) - September 26 at 11:10 AM logoNorfolk Southern Dividend Stock Analysis 2016 - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:NSC) - September 23 at 6:01 PM logoNorfolk Southern : Railroad crossing fixes extended to Tuesday (NYSE:NSC) - September 23 at 11:09 AM logoNorfolk Southern Improves Safety & Service (NSC) (NYSE:NSC) - September 22 at 6:09 PM
News IconHigh Market Cap Stock of the Day – Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) (NYSE:NSC) - September 19 at 6:27 PM logoNorfolk Southern Corp. – Value Analysis (NYSE:NSC) : September 19, 2016 (NYSE:NSC) - September 19 at 6:27 PM logoNorfolk Southern highlights investment, improved customer service on first anniversary of Delaware & Hudson Line purchase (NYSE:NSC) - September 19 at 6:27 PM logoNorfolk Southern Corp. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : NSC-US : September 16, 2016 (NYSE:NSC) - September 16 at 9:57 AM
News IconAnalysts Valuations For Two Stocks: Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC), Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO) - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:NSC) - September 14 at 10:44 AM logoNorfolk Southern Corporation Co (NSC) – Citigroup Maintains Rating And Updates Price Target (NYSE:NSC) - September 13 at 11:21 AM logoHow Did Norfolk Southern’s Carloads Fare in the Industry? (NYSE:NSC) - September 12 at 11:03 AM logoHow Did Norfolk Southern’s Intermodal Volumes Fare during the Week? (NYSE:NSC) - September 10 at 10:44 AM logoNorfolk Southern Won’t Budge on Lehigh Line (NSC) (NYSE:NSC) - September 9 at 6:06 PM logoNorfolk Southern : Allentown's train to NYC jumps the tracks (NYSE:NSC) - September 9 at 11:07 AM
News IconWorker blames Norfolk Southern, Renzenberger for hand injuries (NYSE:NSC) - September 9 at 11:07 AM
News IconAllentown's train to NYC jumps the tracks (NYSE:NSC) - September 9 at 11:07 AM logo5 In Focus: Loop Capital Analysts Railroad Stocks Following Wednesday's Conferences (NYSE:NSC) - September 8 at 4:49 PM logoLook to Carloads in Making Investment Decisions on Railroads (NYSE:NSC) - September 6 at 11:10 AM logoLoop Capital Says CSX's Recovery Seems To Be Lagging The Rest Of The Rails (NYSE:NSC) - August 31 at 12:20 PM logoNorfolk Southern: Helping Communities Prosper (NYSE:NSC) - August 31 at 11:29 AM logoNorfolk Southern : Planned staging yard discussed (NYSE:NSC) - August 29 at 6:18 PM logoNorfolk Southern : to present at Cowen and Company 9th Annual Global Transportation Conference (NYSE:NSC) - August 29 at 11:00 AM logoNorfolk Southern to present at Cowen and Company 9th Annual Global Transportation Conference (NYSE:NSC) - August 29 at 11:00 AM logoWhy Did Norfolk Southern’s Intermodal Volumes Rise in the Week? (NYSE:NSC) - August 26 at 6:16 PM logoAgree To Buy Norfolk Southern Corp. At $72.50, Earn 4.4% Using Options (NYSE:NSC) - August 26 at 6:16 PM logoNorfolk Southern : holds the key to expanded passenger rail service (NYSE:NSC) - August 26 at 9:31 AM
News IconVice President and Controller of Norfolk Southern Corporation Co (NYSE:NSC), Hurlbut Thomas E, sells 850 shares worth $78,438 (NYSE:NSC) - August 26 at 9:31 AM logoForm 4 NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP For: Aug 24 Filed by: Hurlbut Thomas E (NYSE:NSC) - August 25 at 6:28 PM logoNorfolk Southern : Moorman tapped as Amtrak CEO (NYSE:NSC) - August 24 at 6:16 PM
News IconNorfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) from Railroads – Todays Top Gains (NYSE:NSC) - August 24 at 6:16 PM logoNorfolk Southern : ‘Eco’ Locomotives, ‘Sleeper’ Plug-In Heaters, and ‘Slugs’ Add Up to Lower Emissions for Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) - August 24 at 9:37 AM logoNorfolk Southern : Railroad aims to build yard for staging in Swanton area (NYSE:NSC) - August 23 at 10:55 AM
News IconRailroad aims to build yard for staging in Swanton area (NYSE:NSC) - August 23 at 10:55 AM logoNorfolk Southern : Sheriff’s Report (NYSE:NSC) - August 22 at 6:28 PM
News IconFormer Norfolk Southern CEO named Amtrak president (NYSE:NSC) - August 21 at 10:36 AM logoNorfolk Southern : Amtrak Chooses New Chief Executive -- WSJ (NYSE:NSC) - August 20 at 10:35 AM logoNorfolk Southern : Amtrak taps "Wick" Moorman, retired top executive at Norfolk Southern, as its next CEO (NYSE:NSC) - August 19 at 6:26 PM
News IconRailroads: Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) Position of the day (NYSE:NSC) - August 19 at 6:26 PM logoAmtrak Names New CEO - Wall Street Journal (NYSE:NSC) - August 19 at 1:57 PM logoNorfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC): The Buzzing Stock - Stocks Daily (NYSE:NSC) - August 18 at 6:41 PM logoStock Rating Update On Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) - Investor Newswire (NYSE:NSC) - August 18 at 9:36 AM
News IconLarge Cap Railroads: Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) (NYSE:NSC) - August 17 at 6:46 PM
News IconTop Gainers of the Day: Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) from Railroads (NYSE:NSC) - August 17 at 9:35 AM


Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) Chart for Thursday, September, 29, 2016

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