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

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$182.87 +1.14 (+0.63 %)
(As of 02/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$181.73
Today's Range$181.67 - $183.24
52-Week Range$127.79 - $186.91
Volume1.24 million shs
Average Volume2.11 million shs
Market Capitalization$48.91 billion
P/E Ratio19.23
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

Industry Railroads, line-haul operating



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.46 billion
Cash Flow$13.9916 per share
Book Value$57.44 per share


Net Income$2.67 billion


Market Cap$48.91 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 Wednesday, January 23rd. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.86 per share on Monday, March 11th. This represents a $3.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.88%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 1st. This is an increase from Norfolk Southern's previous quarterly dividend of $0.80. View Norfolk Southern's Dividend History.

How will Norfolk Southern's stock buyback program work?

Norfolk Southern declared that its board has approved a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, September 27th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase 50,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Norfolk Southern's earnings last quarter?

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 24th. The railroad operator reported $2.57 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.30 by $0.27. The railroad operator had revenue of $2.90 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.85 billion. Norfolk Southern had a return on equity of 16.71% and a net margin of 23.27%. The company's revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.69 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, April 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Norfolk Southern.

What price target have analysts set for NSC?

20 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Norfolk Southern's stock. Their predictions range from $133.00 to $214.00. On average, they expect Norfolk Southern's stock price to reach $183.4444 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 0.3% 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?

Media coverage about NSC stock has trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Norfolk Southern earned a media sentiment score of 1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the railroad operator a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Are investors shorting Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern saw a decline in short interest during the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 4,020,119 shares, a decline of 50.5% from the January 15th total of 8,128,889 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 2,192,005 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 1.8 days. Currently, 1.5% of the shares of the stock are sold short. 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 58)
  • Ms. Cynthia C. Earhart, Exec. VP of Fin. & CFO (Age 57)
  • Mr. Michael Joseph Wheeler, Exec. VP & COO (Age 56)
  • Mr. Alan H. Shaw, Exec. VP & Chief Marketing Officer (Age 51)
  • Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers, VP of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer

Who are Norfolk Southern's major shareholders?

Norfolk Southern's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (8.36%), BlackRock Inc. (7.36%), Northern Trust Corp (1.71%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.26%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.18%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.81%). Company insiders that own Norfolk Southern stock include Cynthia C Earhart, James A Squires, Jason Andrew Zampi, Marta R Stewart, Michael Joseph Wheeler and Thomas E Hurlbut. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Norfolk Southern.

Which institutional investors are selling Norfolk Southern stock?

NSC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including London Co. of Virginia, Two Sigma Investments LP, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Two Sigma Advisers LP, First Trust Advisors LP, Cohen & Steers Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc. and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. Company insiders that have sold Norfolk Southern company stock in the last year include Cynthia C Earhart, James A Squires, Jason Andrew Zampi, Michael Joseph Wheeler and Thomas E Hurlbut. View Insider Buying and Selling for Norfolk Southern.

Which institutional investors are buying Norfolk Southern stock?

NSC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Packer & Co Ltd, Swedbank, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Ackerman Capital Advisors LLC, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Geode Capital Management LLC and Valinor Management L.P.. 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 $182.87.

How big of a company is Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $48.91 billion and generates $11.46 billion in revenue each year. The railroad operator earns $2.67 billion in net income (profit) each year or $9.51 on an earnings per share basis. Norfolk Southern employs 26,662 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:  631 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  812 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,443
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 2/15/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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