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NYSE:NSC

Norfolk Southern Stock Forecast, Price & News

$209.12
+3.50 (+1.70 %)
(As of 10/30/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$204.45
Now: $209.12
$209.19
50-Day Range
$198.11
MA: $215.87
$222.94
52-Week Range
$112.62
Now: $209.12
$224.99
Volume2.21 million shs
Average Volume1.61 million shs
Market Capitalization$57.60 billion
P/E Ratio26.01
Dividend Yield1.83%
Beta1.37
Norfolk Southern Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods in the United States. The company transports industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials; and coal, automobiles, and automotive parts. It also transports overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports; and provides commuter passenger services. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Norfolk Southern Corporation was incorporated in 1980 and is based in Norfolk, Virginia.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.85 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Railroads, line-haul operating
Sub-IndustryRailroads
CUSIP65584410
Phone757-629-2680
Employees24,587

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.30 billion
Cash Flow$14.61 per share
Book Value$58.23 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.72 billion

Miscellaneous

Market Cap$57.60 billion
Next Earnings Date2/3/2021 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$209.12
+3.50 (+1.70 %)
(As of 10/30/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Norfolk Southern's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

Norfolk Southern's stock was trading at $151.36 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, NSC stock has increased by 38.2% and is now trading at $209.12.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Norfolk Southern?

23 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Norfolk Southern in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings, 13 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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When is Norfolk Southern's next earnings date?

Norfolk Southern is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 3rd 2021.
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How were Norfolk Southern's earnings last quarter?

Norfolk Southern Co. (NYSE:NSC) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 28th. The railroad operator reported $2.51 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.36 by $0.15. Norfolk Southern had a return on equity of 16.06% and a net margin of 20.47%.
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How often does Norfolk Southern pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 6th will be given a dividend of $0.94 per share on Thursday, December 10th. This represents a $3.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.80%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 5th.
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What guidance has Norfolk Southern issued on next quarter's earnings?

Norfolk Southern updated its third quarter 2020 After-Hours earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 7th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.5-2.5 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.5 billion.

What price target have analysts set for NSC?

23 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Norfolk Southern's shares. Their forecasts range from $134.00 to $250.00. On average, they expect Norfolk Southern's stock price to reach $214.04 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 2.4% from the stock's current price.
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Are investors shorting Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern saw a decline in short interest in October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,330,000 shares, a decline of 24.6% from the September 30th total of 3,090,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,280,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.8 days. Currently, 0.9% of the company's stock are sold short.
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Who are some of Norfolk Southern's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Norfolk Southern own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Norfolk Southern investors own include Union Pacific (UNP), Intel (INTC), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Verizon Communications (VZ), AT&T (T), Visa (V), Home Depot (HD), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), The Walt Disney (DIS) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

Who are Norfolk Southern's key executives?

Norfolk Southern's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. James A. Squires, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 59, Pay $2.6M)
  • Mr. Mark R. George, Exec. VP of Fin. & CFO (Age 52, Pay $573.7k)
  • Mr. Alan H. Shaw, Exec. VP & Chief Marketing Officer (Age 52, Pay $1.01M)
  • Ms. Cynthia M. Sanborn, Exec. VP & COO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers, VP of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer
  • Peter Sharbel, Director of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Susan S. Stuart, VP of Audit & Compliance
  • Ms. Vanessa L. Allen Sutherland, Exec. VP & Chief Legal Officer
  • Ms. Barbara Paul, VP of HR
  • Ms. Ann A. Adams, Exec. VP & Chief Transformation Officer (Age 49)

What is Norfolk Southern's stock symbol?

Norfolk Southern trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "NSC."

Who are Norfolk Southern's major shareholders?

Norfolk Southern's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Artemis Investment Management LLP (0.25%), Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC (0.15%), DAVENPORT & Co LLC (0.14%), Standard Life Aberdeen plc (0.10%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.09%) and Keybank National Association OH (0.06%). Company insiders that own Norfolk Southern stock include Ann A Adams, Carroll Trevor, Clyde H Allison Jr, James A Squires, Jason Andrew Zampi, Jennifer F Scanlon and Michael Joseph Wheeler.
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Which institutional investors are selling Norfolk Southern stock?

NSC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Co, Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC, Skylands Capital LLC, Retirement Systems of Alabama, Dupont Capital Management Corp, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, and State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D. Company insiders that have sold Norfolk Southern company stock in the last year include Ann A Adams, Clyde H Allison Jr, James A Squires, Jason Andrew Zampi, and Michael Joseph Wheeler.
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Which institutional investors are buying Norfolk Southern stock?

NSC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Artemis Investment Management LLP, Riggs Asset Managment Co. Inc., Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc. CT, Country Club Trust Company n.a., DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Harbour Investment Management LLC, Ascension Asset Management LLC, and KBC Group NV. Company insiders that have bought Norfolk Southern stock in the last two years include Carroll Trevor, and Jennifer F Scanlon.
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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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Norfolk Southern's stock price today?

One share of NSC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $209.12.

How big of a company is Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $57.60 billion and generates $11.30 billion in revenue each year. The railroad operator earns $2.72 billion in net income (profit) each year or $10.34 on an earnings per share basis. Norfolk Southern employs 24,587 workers across the globe.

What is Norfolk Southern's official website?

The official website for Norfolk Southern is www.norfolksouthern.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]

This page was last updated on 10/30/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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