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NYSE:NSCNorfolk Southern Stock Price, Forecast & News

+3.34 (+1.77 %)
(As of 07/31/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $192.21
50-Day Range
MA: $178.04
52-Week Range
Now: $192.21
Volume1.75 million shs
Average Volume1.42 million shs
Market Capitalization$52.94 billion
P/E Ratio23.91
Dividend Yield1.96%
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: 4.2Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.16 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Railroads, line-haul operating



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.30 billion
Cash Flow$14.93 per share
Book Value$53.96 per share


Net Income$2.72 billion


Market Cap$52.94 billion
Next Earnings Date10/28/2020 (Estimated)
+3.34 (+1.77 %)
(As of 07/31/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) Frequently Asked Questions

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

Norfolk Southern's stock was trading at $151.36 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, NSC stock has increased by 27.0% and is now trading at $192.21.
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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 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.33 by $0.20. The railroad operator earned $2.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.06 billion. Norfolk Southern had a net margin of 20.47% and a return on equity of 16.06%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 28.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $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. Investors 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.96%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 6th.
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What price target have analysts set for NSC?

21 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Norfolk Southern's stock. Their forecasts range from $122.00 to $240.00. On average, they anticipate Norfolk Southern's stock price to reach $193.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 0.7% from the stock's current price.
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Has Norfolk Southern been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about NSC stock have trended negative on Monday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Norfolk Southern earned a news impact score of -2.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the railroad operator a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.
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Are investors shorting Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern saw a drop in short interest in the month of July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,530,000 shares, a drop of 18.9% from the June 30th total of 3,120,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,470,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.7 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), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Verizon Communications (VZ), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Intel (INTC), AT&T (T), CSX (CSX), PepsiCo (PEP), Boeing (BA) and Caterpillar (CAT).

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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.38%), Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC (0.15%), Wilbanks Smith & Thomas Asset Management LLC (0.15%), DAVENPORT & Co LLC (0.14%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.13%) and First Trust Advisors LP (0.12%). 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 ZWJ Investment Counsel Inc., Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Hancock Whitney Corp, Atalanta Sosnoff Capital LLC, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank, Trust Co. of Virginia VA, First Trust Advisors LP, and NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.. 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 DAVENPORT & Co LLC, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Canandaigua National Corp, Pacer Advisors Inc., Dupont Capital Management Corp, Mackay Shields LLC, EFG Asset Management Americas Corp., and Raymond James & Associates. 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 $192.21.

How big of a company is Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $52.94 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 8/3/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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