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

$143.36
-3.56 (-2.42 %)
(As of 03/29/2020 02:03 PM ET)
Today's Range
$138.71
Now: $143.36
$146.62
50-Day Range
$118.88
MA: $176.52
$212.68
52-Week Range
$112.62
Now: $143.36
$219.88
Volume1.57 million shs
Average Volume2.70 million shs
Market Capitalization$39.77 billion
P/E Ratio13.99
Dividend Yield2.56%
Beta1.35
Norfolk Southern Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods. 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, 2018, 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
Sub-IndustryRailroads
SectorTransportation
CUSIP65584410
Phone757-629-2680

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.30 billion
Cash Flow$14.57 per share
Book Value$58.23 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.72 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees24,587
Market Cap$39.77 billion
Next Earnings Date4/22/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Norfolk Southern's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Norfolk Southern's stock was trading at $151.36 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, NSC shares have decreased by 5.3% and is now trading at $143.36. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Norfolk Southern?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Norfolk Southern in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 9 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Norfolk Southern.

When is Norfolk Southern's next earnings date?

Norfolk Southern is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 22nd 2020. View our earnings forecast for Norfolk Southern.

How were Norfolk Southern's earnings last quarter?

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January, 29th. The railroad operator reported $2.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.28 by $0.27. The railroad operator had revenue of $2.69 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.70 billion. Norfolk Southern had a net margin of 24.10% and a return on equity of 18.04%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $2.57 earnings per share. View Norfolk Southern's earnings history.

How often does Norfolk Southern pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, January 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 7th will be given a dividend of $0.94 per share on Tuesday, March 10th. This represents a $3.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.62%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 6th. View Norfolk Southern's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for NSC?

20 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Norfolk Southern's stock. Their forecasts range from $120.00 to $247.00. On average, they expect Norfolk Southern's stock price to reach $208.90 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 45.7% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Norfolk Southern.

Has Norfolk Southern been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about NSC stock have trended extremely negative this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Norfolk Southern earned a daily sentiment score of -4.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the railroad operator a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. View the latest news aboutNorfolk Southern.

Are investors shorting Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern saw a decline in short interest during the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 3,354,500 shares, a decline of 8.6% from the February 27th total of 3,670,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,630,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.1 days. Currently, 1.3% 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?

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), Verizon Communications (VZ), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Exxon Mobil (XOM), CSX (CSX), Intel (INTC), PepsiCo (PEP), AT&T (T), Caterpillar (CAT) and Walt Disney (DIS).

Who are Norfolk Southern's key executives?

Norfolk Southern's management team includes the following 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. John M. Scheib, Exec. VP & Chief Strategy Officer (Age 47)

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 investors include State Street Corp (4.50%), Capital International Investors (2.47%), Capital World Investors (1.99%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.39%), FMR LLC (1.14%) and Norges Bank (1.01%). Company insiders that own Norfolk Southern stock include Ann A Adams, Carroll Trevor, Cynthia C Earhart, James A Squires, Jason Andrew Zampi, Jennifer F Scanlon, 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 FMR LLC, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Alliancebernstein L.P., Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Alyeska Investment Group L.P., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., and KBC Group NV. Company insiders that have sold Norfolk Southern company stock in the last year include Ann A Adams, James A Squires, Jason Andrew Zampi, and Michael Joseph Wheeler. View insider buying and selling activity for Norfolk Southern.

Which institutional investors are buying Norfolk Southern stock?

NSC stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, State Street Corp, Artemis Investment Management LLP, Senator Investment Group LP, Franklin Resources Inc., Franklin Resources Inc., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., and Capital International Investors. Company insiders that have bought Norfolk Southern stock in the last two years include Carroll Trevor, and Jennifer F Scanlon. View insider buying and selling activity 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, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Norfolk Southern's stock price today?

One share of NSC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $143.36.

How big of a company is Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $39.77 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. View additional information about Norfolk Southern.

What is Norfolk Southern's official website?

The official website for Norfolk Southern is http://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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Norfolk Southern (NYSE NSC)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  693 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  903 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,596
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 3/29/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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