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NYSE:NSCNorfolk Southern Stock Price, Forecast & News

$206.61
+2.23 (+1.09 %)
(As of 08/14/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$203.45
Now: $206.61
$208.29
50-Day Range
$169.15
MA: $184.41
$206.08
52-Week Range
$112.62
Now: $206.61
$219.88
Volume928,923 shs
Average Volume1.72 million shs
Market Capitalization$56.91 billion
P/E Ratio25.70
Dividend Yield1.84%
Beta1.38
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: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

1.70 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

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Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.30 billion
Cash Flow$15.50 per share
Book Value$58.23 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.72 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees24,587
Market Cap$56.91 billion
Next Earnings Date10/28/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable
$206.61
+2.23 (+1.09 %)
(As of 08/14/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) Frequently Asked Questions

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

Norfolk Southern's stock was trading at $151.36 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, NSC shares have increased by 36.5% and is now trading at $206.61.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Norfolk Southern?

21 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Norfolk Southern in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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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, October 28th 2020.
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How were Norfolk Southern's earnings last quarter?

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 29th. The railroad operator reported $1.53 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.20. The railroad operator earned $2.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.06 billion. Norfolk Southern had a return on equity of 16.06% and a net margin of 20.47%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 28.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company posted $2.70 earnings per share.
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How often does Norfolk Southern pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, July 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 7th will be given a dividend of $0.94 per share on Thursday, September 10th. This represents a $3.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.82%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 6th.
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What price target have analysts set for NSC?

21 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Norfolk Southern's shares. Their forecasts range from $132.00 to $240.00. On average, they expect Norfolk Southern's stock price to reach $194.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.1%.
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Has Norfolk Southern been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about NSC stock has been trending somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Norfolk Southern earned a daily sentiment score of -1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the railroad operator a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days.
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Are investors shorting Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern saw a decline in short interest in January. As of January 15th, there was short interest totaling 3,670,000 shares, a decline of 13.0% from the December 31st total of 4,220,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,530,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.4 days. Approximately 1.4% of the shares of the 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), Exxon Mobil (XOM), CSX (CSX), Pfizer (PFE), Chevron (CVX) 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.07%), BlackRock Inc. (6.36%), FMR LLC (1.15%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.90%), London Co. of Virginia (0.64%) and Nordea Investment Management AB (0.43%). 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.
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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 Vanguard Group Inc., Goldman Sachs Group Inc., State of Tennessee Treasury Department, Advisor Group Holdings Inc., Marshall Wace LLP, Toronto Dominion Bank, Alyeska Investment Group L.P., and Macquarie Group Ltd.. 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Nordea Investment Management AB, FMR LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Balyasny Asset Management LLC, MUFG Securities EMEA plc, Impala Asset Management LLC, and Ensign Peak Advisors Inc. 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 $206.61.

How big of a company is Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $56.91 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 8/15/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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