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NYSE:NSC

Norfolk Southern - NSC Stock Forecast, Price & News

$257.63
+0.02 (+0.01%)
(As of 08/17/2022 03:46 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$253.82
$258.40
50-Day Range
$221.47
$261.84
52-Week Range
$217.00
$299.20
Volume
44,064 shs
Average Volume
1.17 million shs
Market Capitalization
$60.51 billion
P/E Ratio
20.51
Dividend Yield
1.93%
Price Target
$283.10

Norfolk Southern MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.47 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
10.7% Upside
$283.10 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.30% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-6.97
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.16mentions of Norfolk Southern in the last 14 days
Based on 10 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$26.47 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
7.32%
From $13.67 to $14.67 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

2.72 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

42nd out of 125 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.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on NSC shares. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of Norfolk Southern in a research note on Monday, June 27th. They set an "outperform" rating and a $267.00 price target on the stock. Citigroup downgraded Norfolk Southern from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating and lowered their price target for the company from $345.00 to $260.00 in a research report on Thursday, May 19th. Susquehanna Bancshares cut their price objective on Norfolk Southern from $350.00 to $275.00 in a report on Wednesday, July 6th. Cowen decreased their target price on Norfolk Southern from $331.00 to $316.00 in a report on Thursday, July 28th. Finally, TD Securities raised their price target on shares of Norfolk Southern from $300.00 to $305.00 and gave the company a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday, April 28th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. According to MarketBeat.com, the company currently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $283.10.

Norfolk Southern Stock Up 0.2 %

NSC opened at $257.61 on Wednesday. The stock's fifty day moving average is $236.03 and its 200-day moving average is $252.73. The company has a market capitalization of $60.50 billion, a PE ratio of 20.51, a P/E/G ratio of 1.90 and a beta of 1.32. Norfolk Southern has a one year low of $217.00 and a one year high of $299.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.10, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 1.10.

Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC - Get Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 27th. The railroad operator reported $3.45 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $3.48 by ($0.03). Norfolk Southern had a net margin of 25.57% and a return on equity of 22.42%. The business had revenue of $3.25 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.14 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $3.28 EPS. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 16.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Norfolk Southern will post 13.67 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Norfolk Southern Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Saturday, August 20th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 8th will be paid a $1.24 dividend. This represents a $4.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.93%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 5th. Norfolk Southern's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 39.49%.

Insiders Place Their Bets

In other Norfolk Southern news, CEO Alan H. Shaw sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $241.84, for a total value of $241,840.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 34,255 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $8,284,229.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. In other Norfolk Southern news, Director James A. Squires sold 105,420 shares of Norfolk Southern stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $248.81, for a total transaction of $26,229,550.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 42,728 shares of the company's stock, valued at $10,631,153.68. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Alan H. Shaw sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $241.84, for a total transaction of $241,840.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 34,255 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $8,284,229.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.31% of the company's stock.

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NSC Stock News Headlines

Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) PT Lowered to $316.00 at Cowen
Norfolk Southern Registers 16% Top-Line Growth In Q2
Norfolk Southern reports second quarter 2022 results
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NSC Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/20 Dividend
5/05/2022
Dividend Payable
5/20/2022
Last Earnings
7/27/2022
Ex-Dividend for 8/20 Dividend
8/05/2022
Today
8/17/2022
Dividend Payable
8/20/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/26/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Railroads, line - haul operating
Sub-Industry
Railroads
CUSIP
65584410
Employees
18,100
Year Founded
1826

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$283.10
High Stock Price Forecast
$343.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$200.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+9.9%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.47
Research Coverage
17 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$3.01 billion
Pretax Margin
33.45%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$11.14 billion
Cash Flow
$17.24 per share
Book Value
$56.01 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
234,146,000
Market Cap
$60.51 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.32

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NSC Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Norfolk Southern stock right now?

17 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Norfolk Southern in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 5 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street 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 2022?

17 Wall Street research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Norfolk Southern's stock. Their NSC share price forecasts range from $200.00 to $343.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $283.10 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 9.9% from the stock's current price.
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How have NSC shares performed in 2022?

Norfolk Southern's stock was trading at $297.71 at the beginning of the year. Since then, NSC shares have decreased by 13.5% and is now trading at $257.61.
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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, October 26th 2022.
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How were Norfolk Southern's earnings last quarter?

Norfolk Southern Co. (NYSE:NSC) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 27th. The railroad operator reported $3.45 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $3.48 by $0.03. The railroad operator earned $3.25 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.14 billion. Norfolk Southern had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 22.42% and a net margin of 25.57%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 16.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $3.28 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 Friday, July 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 8th will be paid a dividend of $1.24 per share on Saturday, August 20th. This represents a $4.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.93%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 5th.
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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 1.93%. 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 39.49%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, NSC will have a dividend payout ratio of 33.81% 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 share repurchase program on Tuesday, March 29th 2022, which allows the company to buyback $10,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase 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 stock is 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (4.42%), Lazard Asset Management LLC (2.75%), Northern Trust Corp (1.42%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (0.92%), Franklin Resources Inc. (0.83%) and FMR LLC (0.79%). Insiders that own company stock include Alan H Shaw, 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, 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 $257.61.

How much money does Norfolk Southern make?

Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) has a market capitalization of $60.50 billion and generates $11.14 billion in revenue each year. The railroad operator earns $3.01 billion in net income (profit) each year or $12.56 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, 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 [Virginia], 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., 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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When was Norfolk Southern founded?

Norfolk Southern was founded in 1826.

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 8/17/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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