Norfolk Southern Stock Forecast, Price & News

-4.48 (-1.82 %)
(As of 09/20/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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Volume1.31 million shs
Average Volume1.18 million shs
Market Capitalization$59.66 billion
P/E Ratio22.37
Dividend Yield1.77%
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About Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern Corp. is a transportation company, which owns a freight railroad. It engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the Southeast, East, and Midwest and, via interchange with rail carriers, to and from the rest of the United States. The company transports overseas freight through several Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. It offers the extensive intermodal network in the eastern half of the United States and is a transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products. The company's services include property leases and sales; wire line or pipeline and fiber optics projects; access property; manage private crossings, promote business with signboards, and natural resource management. Norfolk Southern was founded on July 23, 1980 and is headquartered in Norfolk, VA.


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Overall MarketRank

2.62 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

28th out of 172 stocks

Railroads, Line-Haul Operating Industry

4th out of 8 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 4.0Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Norfolk Southern a buy right now?

20 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Norfolk Southern in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" Norfolk Southern stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in NSC, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Norfolk Southern?

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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 27th 2021.
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How were Norfolk Southern's earnings last quarter?

Norfolk Southern Co. (NYSE:NSC) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 28th. The railroad operator reported $3.28 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.94 by $0.34. The railroad operator earned $2.80 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.75 billion. Norfolk Southern had a net margin of 25.98% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 19.12%.
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How has Norfolk Southern's stock been impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Norfolk Southern's stock was trading at $151.36 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, NSC stock has increased by 59.6% and is now trading at $241.56.
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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 Friday, July 30th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 9th will be given a dividend of $1.09 per share on Friday, August 20th. This represents a $4.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.80%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 6th. This is a boost from Norfolk Southern's previous quarterly dividend of $0.99.
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Is Norfolk Southern a good dividend stock?

Norfolk Southern pays an annual dividend of $4.36 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.77%. Norfolk Southern does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Norfolk Southern is 47.14%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Norfolk Southern will have a dividend payout ratio of 33.23% next year. This indicates that Norfolk Southern will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for NSC?

20 brokers have issued 1-year target prices for Norfolk Southern's stock. Their forecasts range from $175.00 to $318.00. On average, they anticipate Norfolk Southern's stock price to reach $271.20 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 12.3% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Norfolk Southern's key executives?

Norfolk Southern's management team includes the following people:
  • James A. Squires, Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Cindy M. Sanborn, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Mark George, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Fredric M. Ehlers, Chief Information Officer
  • Susan S. Stuart, Vice President-Audit & Compliance

What is James A. Squires' approval rating as Norfolk Southern's CEO?

268 employees have rated Norfolk Southern CEO James A. Squires on Glassdoor.com. James A. Squires has an approval rating of 16% among Norfolk Southern's employees. This puts James A. Squires in the bottom 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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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), The Home Depot (HD), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), The Walt Disney (DIS) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

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. (7.65%), BlackRock Inc. (6.62%), State Street Corp (4.22%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (2.49%), Capital International Investors (2.32%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.65%). Company insiders that own Norfolk Southern stock include Alan H Shaw, Ann A Adams, Carroll Trevor, Clyde H Allison Jr, Clyde H Allison, Jr, Coliseum Capital Management, L, James A Squires, James A Squires, Jason Andrew Zampi 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 Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, Lazard Asset Management LLC, FMR LLC, Capital International Investors, BlackRock Inc., Epoch Investment Partners Inc., State Street Corp, and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Company insiders that have sold Norfolk Southern company stock in the last year include Alan H Shaw, Ann A Adams, Clyde H Allison, Jr, Coliseum Capital Management, L, and James A Squires.
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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 Amundi, Senator Investment Group LP, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Macquarie Group Ltd., Morgan Stanley, Morgan Stanley, Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V., and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Company insiders that have bought Norfolk Southern stock in the last two years include Alan H Shaw, and Carroll Trevor.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Norfolk Southern's stock price today?

One share of NSC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $241.56.

How much money does Norfolk Southern make?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $59.66 billion and generates $9.79 billion in revenue each year. The railroad operator earns $2.01 billion in net income (profit) each year or $9.25 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Norfolk Southern have?

Norfolk Southern employs 20,156 workers across the globe.

Does Norfolk Southern have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Norfolk Southern: Airforce Pipeline Inc., Alabama Great Southern LLC, Alabama Great Southern Railroad Company The, Alexandria-Southern Properties Inc., Arrowood-Southern Company, Atlantic Investment Company, CNOTP LLC, CRR Holdings LLC, Camp Lejeune Railroad Company, Carolina and Northwestern Railway Company, Central of Georgia LLC, Central of Georgia Railroad Company, Charlotte-Southern Hotel Corporation, Chesapeake Western Railway, Cincinnati New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway Company The, Citico Realty Company, DOCP Acquisition LLC, Delaware Otsego Corporation, GSFR LLC, General American Insurance Company, General Security Insurance Company Ltd., Georgia Southern and Florida Railway Company, Green Acquisition Corp., HPRASR LLC, High Point Randleman Asheboro and Southern Railroad Company, Interstate Railroad Company, Lamberts Point Barge Company Inc., Lambert’s Point Docks Incorporated, Mobile and Birmingham Railroad Company, NS Fiber Optics Inc., NS Spectrum Corporation, NS Transportation Brokerage Corporation, Nickel Plate Improvement Company Inc. The, Norfolk Southern - Mexico LLC, Norfolk Southern International Inc., Norfolk Southern Properties Inc., Norfolk Southern Properties Inc. Subsidiaries, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Norfolk Southern Railway Company Subsidiaries, Norfolk Southern Railway Company Subsidiaries (continued), Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad Company, NorfolkSouthernMexicana S. de R.L. de C.V., North Carolina Midland Railroad Company The, PDC Timber LLC, PLC Timber LLC, PLS Investment LLC, Pennsylvania Investment Company Inc., Pocahontas Development Corporation, Pocahontas Land Corporation, Pocahontas Surface Interests Inc., RIC LLC, Rail Investment Company, Reading Company LLC [Virginia], S-VA Corporation, SRIR Timber LLC, Sandusky Dock Corporation, South Western Rail Road Company The, Southern Rail Terminals Inc., Southern Rail Terminals of North Carolina Inc., Southern Region Industrial Realty Inc., Southern Region Materials Supply Inc., State University Railroad Company, T-Cubed of North America LLC, TCV Inc., Tennessee Alabama & Georgia Railway Company, Tennessee Railway Company, Thoroughbred Direct Intermodal Services Inc., Thoroughbred Emissions Research LLC, Thoroughbred Funding Inc., Thoroughbred Logistics Services Inc., Thoroughbred Technology and Telecommunications LLC, Transworks Company, Transworks Inc., Transworks of Indiana Inc., Triple Crown Services Company, Virginia Holding Corporation, Virginia and Southwestern Railway Company, Westlake Land Management Inc., Wheelersburg Terminal LLC, Yadkin Railroad Company, and Yadkin Railroad Investment LLC.

When was Norfolk Southern founded?

Norfolk Southern was founded in 1826.

What is Norfolk Southern's official website?

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

Where are Norfolk Southern's headquarters?

Norfolk Southern is headquartered at THREE COMMERCIAL PLACE, NORFOLK VA, 23510.

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 9/21/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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