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: $92.27
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $89.92
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $84.30
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 17.28
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 15.18
  • P/E Growth: 1.57
  • Market Cap: $27.09B
  • Outstanding Shares: 293,549,000
  • Beta: 1.31
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 13 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.26)
Consensus Price Target: $88.25 (4.36% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
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
6/17/2016Citigroup Inc.Reiterated RatingHold$87.00View 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
4/22/2016Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$88.00 -> $90.00View 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
9/8/2014Goldman Sachs Group Inc.Boost Price Target$111.00 -> $112.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 8/26/2014 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: $5.45 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.08 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:2.56%
Payout Ratio:44.19% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
43.30% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
38.82% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Dividend Growth:6.80% (3 Year Average)

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)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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 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
News IconNorfolk Southern investigating cause of five-car derailment in Hannibal (NYSE:NSC) - August 16 at 6:39 PM logoAckman: Pershing Square Slashes Zoetis Stake (NYSE:NSC) - August 16 at 9:48 AM logoZacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Norfolk Southern, Kansas City Southern, CSX and Canadian National (NYSE:NSC) - August 15 at 6:49 PM logoNorfolk Southern (NSC): Q2 Earnings Beat, Coal Woes Stay (NYSE:NSC) - August 15 at 6:49 PM logoIn new sustainability report, Norfolk Southern outlines "what efficiency looks like" (NYSE:NSC) - August 9 at 6:46 PM logoHow Does Genesee & Wyoming’s Valuation Stack up to Peers? (NYSE:NSC) - August 9 at 6:46 PM logoNorfolk Southern Corp.(NYSE:NSC) Declares Dividend of $0.5900. - Trade Calls (NYSE:NSC) - August 9 at 9:42 AM logoWhy Did CSX’s Carloads Slump in the Last Week of July? (NYSE:NSC) - August 8 at 6:44 PM
News IconIs Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC), a large market cap stock a smart buy? (NYSE:NSC) - August 8 at 6:44 PM logoAustralia and Europe Pull Down GWR’s Operating Margins in 2Q16 (NYSE:NSC) - August 8 at 11:12 AM
News IconLeading stocks in today’s market: Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) (NYSE:NSC) - August 5 at 6:42 PM
News IconVice President and Controller of Norfolk Southern Corporation Co (NYSE:NSC), Hurlbut Thomas E, sells 528 shares worth $46,647 (NYSE:NSC) - August 5 at 9:35 AM
News IconUpdate on Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) for the day (NYSE:NSC) - August 5 at 9:35 AM logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Norfolk Southern, Mueller Water Products and Standex International - Forbes (NYSE:NSC) - August 3 at 6:53 PM logoRevenue Update on Norfolk Southern Corp.(NYSE:NSC) - Trade Calls (NYSE:NSC) - August 3 at 6:53 PM logoMost Analysts Say ‘Hold’ for Canadian National after 2Q16 (NYSE:NSC) - August 3 at 9:48 AM logoNORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP Financials (NYSE:NSC) - August 2 at 6:50 PM logoNORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP Files SEC form 8-K, Amendments to Articles of Inc. or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year, Financial (NYSE:NSC) - August 1 at 11:03 AM
News IconNorfolk Southern declares quarterly dividend. South Carolina SC (NYSE:NSC) - July 31 at 10:34 AM logoNorfolk Southern declares quarterly dividend (NYSE:NSC) - July 31 at 10:34 AM logoIdentifying Analyst Research Reports To Consider: CSX Corporation (NASDAQ:CSX), Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE ... - Review Fortune (NYSE:NSC) - July 29 at 6:39 PM
News IconWhat Analyst's Think about Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC ... - The Voice Registrar (NYSE:NSC) - July 29 at 6:39 PM logoNorfolk Southern : 'Bula bicyclist killed by train (NYSE:NSC) - July 29 at 9:33 AM logoSkylands Capital’s Top Transportation Stocks for Q3 (NYSE:NSC) - July 29 at 9:31 AM logoNorfolk Southern (NSC) Beats on Q2 Earnings - Nasdaq (NYSE:NSC) - July 28 at 9:43 AM logoNorfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Falls 2.81% for July 27 - (NYSE:NSC) - July 28 at 9:43 AM logoWhy Did Union Pacific’s Operating Margins Shrink in 2Q16? (NYSE:NSC) - July 28 at 9:04 AM
News IconNorfolk Southern's 2Q profit falls 6 percent as volume slows (NYSE:NSC) - July 27 at 6:51 PM
News IconNorfolk Southern reports 6.5 percent drop in second-quarter profit (NYSE:NSC) - July 27 at 6:51 PM logoNorfolk Southern Corp Profit Drops 6% In Q2 (NYSE:NSC) - July 27 at 6:51 PM


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