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Norfolk Southern - NSC Stock Forecast, Price & News

$256.06
-0.44 (-0.17%)
(As of 12/1/2022 02:15 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$254.06
$259.24
50-Day Range
$204.87
$253.36
52-Week Range
$203.65
$299.20
Volume
44,716 shs
Average Volume
1.14 million shs
Market Capitalization
$59.28 billion
P/E Ratio
18.83
Dividend Yield
1.96%
Price Target
$247.43

Norfolk Southern MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.24 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
3.0% Downside
$248.62 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.21% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-6.97
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.57mentions of Norfolk Southern in the last 14 days
Based on 11 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
1.45%
From $13.76 to $13.96 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.32 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

40th out of 124 stocks

Railroads, Line - Haul Operating Industry

3rd out of 6 stocks

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About Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) Stock

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 agriculture, forest, and consumer products comprising soybeans, wheat, corn, fertilizers, livestock and poultry feed, food products, food oils, flour, sweeteners, ethanol, lumber and wood products, pulp board and paper products, wood fibers, wood pulp, scrap paper, beverages, canned goods, and consumer products; chemicals consist of sulfur and related chemicals, petroleum products, chlorine and bleaching compounds, plastics, rubber, industrial chemicals, chemical wastes, and sand; metals and construction materials, such as steel, aluminum products, machinery, scrap metals, cement, aggregates, minerals, clay, transportation equipment, and military-related products; and automotive, including finished motor vehicles and automotive parts, as well as coal. It also transports overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports; and provides commuter rail passenger transportation services and operates an intermodal network. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated approximately 19,300 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Norfolk Southern Corporation was incorporated in 1980 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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NSC Company Calendar

Last Earnings
10/26/2022
Ex-Dividend for 11/21 Dividend
11/03/2022
Dividend Payable
11/21/2022
Today
12/01/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
1/25/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Railroads, line - haul operating
Sub-Industry
Railroads
CUSIP
65584410
Employees
18,100
Year Founded
1982

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$248.62
High Stock Price Forecast
$305.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$177.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-3.4%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.24
Research Coverage
17 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$3.01 billion
Pretax Margin
32.99%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$11.14 billion
Cash Flow
$17.38 per share
Book Value
$56.26 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
230,796,000
Market Cap
$59.28 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.32

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Alan H. ShawMr. Alan H. Shaw (Age 54)
    Pres, CEO & Director
    Comp: $2.07M
  • Mr. Mark R. GeorgeMr. Mark R. George (Age 55)
    Exec. VP of Fin. & CFO
    Comp: $1.77M
  • Ms. Cynthia M. Sanborn (Age 57)
    Exec. VP & COO
    Comp: $1.74M
  • Ms. Ann A. AdamsMs. Ann A. Adams (Age 50)
    Exec. VP & Chief Transformation Officer
    Comp: $1.77M
  • Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers
    VP of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Meghan Achimasi
    Sr. Director of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Susan S. Stuart
    VP of Audit & Compliance
  • Ms. Nabanita Nag
    Exec. VP & Chief Legal Officer
  • Mr. John S. Hatfield (Age 56)
    VP Corp. Communications
  • Mr. Claude E. Elkins
    Exec. VP & Chief Marketing Officer













NSC Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Norfolk Southern stock right now?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Norfolk Southern in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 11 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" NSC shares. 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 is Norfolk Southern's stock price forecast for 2023?

17 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Norfolk Southern's stock. Their NSC share price forecasts range from $177.00 to $305.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $248.62 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.3%.
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How have NSC shares performed in 2022?

Norfolk Southern's stock was trading at $297.71 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, NSC shares have decreased by 13.7% and is now trading at $257.01.
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Are investors shorting Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern saw a increase in short interest in the month of October. As of October 31st, there was short interest totaling 3,410,000 shares, an increase of 51.6% from the October 15th total of 2,250,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,390,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.5 days. Currently, 1.5% of the company's shares are short sold.
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When is Norfolk Southern's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, January 25th 2023.
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How were Norfolk Southern's earnings last quarter?

Norfolk Southern Co. (NYSE:NSC) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 26th. The railroad operator reported $4.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $3.64 by $0.46. The railroad operator had revenue of $3.34 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.22 billion. Norfolk Southern had a net margin of 26.21% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 24.32%.

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

Norfolk Southern declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 25th. Investors of record on Friday, November 4th will be given a dividend of $1.24 per share on Monday, November 21st. This represents a $4.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 3rd.
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Is Norfolk Southern a good dividend stock?

Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) pays an annual dividend of $4.96 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.96%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 2 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 36.47%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, NSC will have a dividend payout ratio of 35.53% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Norfolk Southern's stock buyback program work?

Norfolk Southern declared that its board has initiated a stock buyback program on Tuesday, March 29th 2022, which allows the company to buyback $10,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 14.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

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

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

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), 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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.03%), BlackRock Inc. (6.82%), State Street Corp (4.41%), Lazard Asset Management LLC (3.30%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.20%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.99%). Insiders that own company stock include Alan H Shaw, Alan H Shaw, Ann A Adams, Clyde H Allison Jr, Clyde H Allison, Jr, Coliseum Capital Management, L, James A Squires, James A Squires, Jason Andrew Zampi, Michael Joseph Wheeler and Steven F Leer.
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How do I buy shares of Norfolk Southern?

Shares of NSC stock 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 $257.01.

How much money does Norfolk Southern make?

Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) has a market capitalization of $59.50 billion and generates $11.14 billion in revenue each year. The railroad operator earns $3.01 billion in net income (profit) each year or $13.60 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Norfolk Southern have?

The company employs 18,100 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, Camp Lejeune Railroad Company, Carolina and Northwestern Railway Company, Central of Georgia Railroad Company, Charlotte-Southern Hotel Corporation, Chesapeake Western Railway, Cincinnati New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway Company The, Citico Realty Company, GSFR LLC, General American Insurance Company, Georgia Southern and Florida Railway Company, 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 Railway Company, Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad Company, NorfolkSouthernMexicana S. de R.L. de C.V., North Carolina Midland Railroad Company The, Pennsylvania Investment Company Inc., RIC LLC, Rail Investment Company, Reading Company LLC, S-VA Corporation, 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.
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How can I contact Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern's mailing address is THREE COMMERCIAL PLACE, NORFOLK VA, 23510. The official website for the company is www.norfolksouthern.com. The railroad operator can be reached via phone at (855) 667-3655, via email at peter.sharbel@nscorp.com, or via fax at 757-629-2361.

This page (NYSE:NSC) was last updated on 12/1/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff