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NYSE:NSC

Norfolk Southern - NSC Stock Forecast, Price & News

$245.81
+7.60 (+3.19%)
(As of 01/31/2023 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$238.37
$245.98
50-Day Range
$238.21
$258.42
52-Week Range
$203.65
$291.55
Volume
2.11 million shs
Average Volume
1.36 million shs
Market Capitalization
$56.91 billion
P/E Ratio
17.68
Dividend Yield
2.08%
Price Target
$248.86

Norfolk Southern MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.29 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
1.2% Upside
$248.86 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.12% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-6.97
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.37mentions of Norfolk Southern in the last 14 days
Based on 51 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$5.74 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
7.36%
From $13.73 to $14.74 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

2.33 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

48th out of 125 stocks

Railroads, Line - Haul Operating Industry

4th out of 6 stocks


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About Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) Stock

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 an 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, managing private crossings, promoting businesses with signboards, and natural resource management. Norfolk Southern was founded on July 23, 1980, and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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NSC Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 11/21 Dividend
11/03/2022
Dividend Payable
11/21/2022
Last Earnings
1/25/2023
Today
2/01/2023
Ex-Dividend for 2/21 Dividend
2/02/2023
Dividend Payable
2/21/2023
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/26/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

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
$248.86
High Stock Price Forecast
$305.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$177.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+1.2%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.29
Research Coverage
21 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$3.27 billion
Pretax Margin
32.40%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$12.75 billion
Cash Flow
$19.97 per share
Book Value
$55.00 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
230,796,000
Market Cap
$56.91 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.32

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Key Executives

  • Alan H. ShawAlan H. Shaw
    President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
  • Paul B. Duncan
    Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Mark R. GeorgeMark R. George
    Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Fredric M. Ehlers
    Chief Information Officer & Vice President-IT
  • Susan S. Stuart
    Vice President-Audit & Compliance













NSC Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Norfolk Southern stock right now?

21 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Norfolk Southern in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 13 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research 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?

21 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Norfolk Southern's stock. Their NSC share price forecasts range from $177.00 to $305.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $248.86 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 1.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have NSC shares performed in 2023?

Norfolk Southern's stock was trading at $246.42 at the start of the year. Since then, NSC shares have decreased by 0.2% and is now trading at $245.81.
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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, April 26th 2023.
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How were Norfolk Southern's earnings last quarter?

Norfolk Southern Co. (NYSE:NSC) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January, 25th. The railroad operator reported $3.42 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $3.41 by $0.01. The railroad operator had revenue of $3.24 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.20 billion. Norfolk Southern had a net margin of 25.66% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 24.98%. Norfolk Southern's revenue was up 13.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $3.12 earnings per share.
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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 Tuesday, January 24th. Investors of record on Friday, February 3rd will be paid a dividend of $1.35 per share on Tuesday, February 21st. This represents a $5.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.20%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 2nd. This is an increase from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $1.24.
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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 2.08%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 3 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 35.68%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, NSC will have a dividend payout ratio of 33.65% 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 authorized a share buyback plan on Tuesday, March 29th 2022, which permits the company to buyback $10,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase up to 14.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often an indication that the company's leadership 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 variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.29%), ATLAS Infrastructure Partners UK Ltd. (0.21%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.18%), DAVENPORT & Co LLC (0.18%), Artemis Investment Management LLP (0.16%) and Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.15%). 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 $245.81.

How much money does Norfolk Southern make?

Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) has a market capitalization of $56.91 billion and generates $12.75 billion in revenue each year. The railroad operator earns $3.27 billion in net income (profit) each year or $13.90 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 2/1/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff