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NYSE:NSCNorfolk Southern Stock Price, Forecast & News

+3.59 (+2.06 %)
(As of 07/6/2020 03:06 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $178.11
50-Day Range
MA: $176.44
52-Week Range
Now: $178.11
Volume682,420 shs
Average Volume1.39 million shs
Market Capitalization$49.25 billion
P/E Ratio19.34
Dividend Yield2.15%
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.03 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Railroads, line-haul operating



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.30 billion
Cash Flow$15.24 per share
Book Value$58.23 per share


Net Income$2.72 billion


Market Cap$49.25 billion
Next Earnings Date7/29/2020 (Confirmed)

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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 Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, NSC shares have increased by 17.3% and is now trading at $177.56. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

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 4 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 12 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, July 29th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Norfolk Southern.

How can I listen to Norfolk Southern's earnings call?

Norfolk Southern will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, July 29th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Norfolk Southern's earnings last quarter?

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April, 29th. The railroad operator reported $2.58 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.25 by $0.33. The railroad operator earned $2.63 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.57 billion. Norfolk Southern had a return on equity of 18.12% and a net margin of 21.89%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 7.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $2.51 EPS. View Norfolk Southern's earnings history.

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

Norfolk Southern declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, April 28th. Investors of record on Friday, May 8th will be given a dividend of $0.94 per share on Wednesday, June 10th. This represents a $3.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.12%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 7th. View Norfolk Southern's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for NSC?

23 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Norfolk Southern's shares. Their forecasts range from $122.00 to $240.00. On average, they anticipate Norfolk Southern's stock price to reach $192.52 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 8.4% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Norfolk Southern.

Has Norfolk Southern been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about NSC stock have trended negative this week, according to InfoTrie. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Norfolk Southern earned a daily sentiment score of -2.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the railroad operator a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. View the latest news about Norfolk Southern.

Are investors shorting Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern saw a decline in short interest in June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totaling 3,010,000 shares, a decline of 9.3% from the June 15th total of 3,320,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,680,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.8 days. Approximately 1.2% of the shares of the company are short sold. 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), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Verizon Communications (VZ), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Intel (INTC), AT&T (T), CSX (CSX), PepsiCo (PEP), Boeing (BA) and Caterpillar (CAT).

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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include M&R Capital Management Inc. (0.01%), Summit Financial Group Inc. (0.00%), Fulton Bank N. A. (0.00%), Park National Corp OH (0.00%), Cox Capital Mgt LLC (0.00%) and First Financial Bank Trust Division (0.00%). Company insiders that own Norfolk Southern stock include Ann A Adams, Carroll Trevor, Clyde H Allison Jr, Cynthia C Earhart, James A Squires, Jason Andrew Zampi, Jennifer F Scanlon and Michael Joseph Wheeler. 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 M&R Capital Management Inc., Cox Capital Mgt LLC, Park National Corp OH, Thomasville National Bank, Summit Financial Group Inc., and First Financial Bank Trust Division. 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. 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 Fulton Bank N. A., and Boltwood Capital Management. 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 $177.56.

How big of a company is Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $49.10 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 7/6/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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