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Norfolk Southern Stock Forecast, Price & News

+3.04 (+1.22 %)
(As of 01/20/2021 03:13 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $252.88
50-Day Range
MA: $240.19
52-Week Range
Now: $252.88
Volume30,766 shs
Average Volume1.16 million shs
Market Capitalization$69.37 billion
P/E Ratio32.55
Dividend Yield1.49%
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 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, 2019, the company operated approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Norfolk Southern Corporation was incorporated in 1980 and is based in Norfolk, Virginia.
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Overall MarketRank

1.94 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

25th out of 238 stocks

Railroads, Line-Haul Operating Industry

3rd out of 10 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Railroads, line-haul operating



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.30 billion
Cash Flow$14.83 per share
Book Value$58.23 per share


Net Income$2.72 billion


Market Cap$69.37 billion
Next Earnings Date1/27/2021 (Confirmed)
+3.04 (+1.22 %)
(As of 01/20/2021 03:13 PM ET)
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Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) Frequently Asked Questions

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. Since then, NSC shares have increased by 67.1% and is now trading at $252.95.
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Is Norfolk Southern a buy right now?

23 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Norfolk Southern in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 6 hold ratings, 14 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Norfolk Southern stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Norfolk Southern?

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What is Thomas Greco's approval rating as Norfolk Southern's CEO?

538 employees have rated Norfolk Southern CEO Thomas Greco on Glassdoor.com. Thomas Greco has an approval rating of 63% among Norfolk Southern's employees. This puts Thomas Greco in the bottom 25% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

When is Norfolk Southern's next earnings date?

Norfolk Southern is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, January 27th 2021.
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How can I listen to Norfolk Southern's earnings call?

Norfolk Southern will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, January 27th 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 Co. (NYSE:NSC) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 28th. The railroad operator reported $2.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.36 by $0.15. The railroad operator had revenue of $2.51 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.53 billion. Norfolk Southern had a return on equity of 15.83% and a net margin of 20.27%.
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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, October 27th. Investors of record on Friday, November 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.94 per share on Thursday, December 10th. This represents a $3.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 5th.
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Is Norfolk Southern a good dividend stock?

Norfolk Southern pays an annual dividend of $3.76 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.49%. The dividend payout ratio of Norfolk Southern is 36.36%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Norfolk Southern will have a dividend payout ratio of 34.15% 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?

23 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Norfolk Southern's stock. Their forecasts range from $135.00 to $290.00. On average, they expect Norfolk Southern's share price to reach $224.28 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 11.3%.
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Are investors shorting Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern saw a increase in short interest during the month of December. As of December 31st, there was short interest totaling 2,440,000 shares, an increase of 15.6% from the December 15th total of 2,110,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,290,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.9 days. Currently, 1.0% 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), Visa (V), The Home Depot (HD), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), The Walt Disney (DIS) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

Who are Norfolk Southern's key executives?

Norfolk Southern's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. James A. Squires, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 59, Pay $2.6M)
  • Mr. Mark R. George, Exec. VP of Fin. & CFO (Age 52, Pay $573.7k)
  • Mr. Alan H. Shaw, Exec. VP & Chief Marketing Officer (Age 52, Pay $1.01M)
  • Ms. Cynthia M. Sanborn, Exec. VP & COO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers, VP of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer
  • Peter Sharbel, Director of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Susan S. Stuart, VP of Audit & Compliance
  • Ms. Vanessa L. Allen Sutherland, Exec. VP & Chief Legal Officer
  • Ms. Barbara Paul, VP of HR
  • Ms. Ann A. Adams, Exec. VP & Chief Transformation Officer (Age 49)

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 Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC (0.14%), Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.14%), Ardevora Asset Management LLP (0.07%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.02%) and M. Kraus & Co (0.02%). Company insiders that own Norfolk Southern stock include Ann A Adams, Carroll Trevor, Clyde H Allison Jr, James A Squires, Jason Andrew Zampi, Jennifer F Scanlon and Michael Joseph Wheeler.
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Which major investors are selling Norfolk Southern stock?

NSC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Ardevora Asset Management LLP, Arden Trust Co, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Huntington National Bank, NuWave Investment Management LLC, Diversified Trust Co, and Redpoint Investment Management Pty 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 major investors are buying Norfolk Southern stock?

NSC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Manning & Napier Group LLC, Deane Retirement Strategies Inc., Lavaca Capital LLC, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Salvus Wealth Management LLC, and Private Trust Co. NA. 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 WeBull, 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 $252.95.

How big of a company is Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $69.39 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 1/20/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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