NYSE:NSC - Norfolk Southern Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$164.10 -1.24 (-0.75 %)
(As of 01/23/2019 02:31 PM ET)
Previous Close$165.34
Today's Range$162.53 - $166.16
52-Week Range$127.79 - $186.91
Volume932,702 shs
Average Volume1.64 million shs
Market Capitalization$44.69 billion
P/E Ratio24.83
Dividend Yield1.89%
Beta1.33
Norfolk Southern Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods. It also transports overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports, as well as coal, automotive, and industrial products; and provides commuter passenger services. As of December 31, 2017, 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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Railroads, line-haul operating
Sub-IndustryRailroads
SectorTransportation
CUSIP65584410
Phone757-629-2680

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.55 billion
Cash Flow$10.1862 per share
Book Value$57.57 per share

Profitability

Net Income$5.40 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees27,110
Market Cap$44.69 billion
OptionableOptionable

Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Norfolk Southern's stock symbol?

Norfolk Southern trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "NSC."

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

Norfolk Southern announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.80 per share on Monday, December 10th. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.95%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 1st. View Norfolk Southern's Dividend History.

How will Norfolk Southern's stock buyback program work?

Norfolk Southern announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, September 27th 2017, which permits the company to buyback 50,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Norfolk Southern's earnings last quarter?

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 24th. The railroad operator reported $2.52 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.44 by $0.08. The railroad operator had revenue of $2.95 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.90 billion. Norfolk Southern had a return on equity of 15.12% and a net margin of 52.82%. Norfolk Southern's quarterly revenue was up 10.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.75 earnings per share. View Norfolk Southern's Earnings History.

When is Norfolk Southern's next earnings date?

Norfolk Southern is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, January 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Norfolk Southern.

How can I listen to Norfolk Southern's earnings call?

Norfolk Southern will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, January 24th at 4:30 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8778693847.

What price target have analysts set for NSC?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Norfolk Southern's stock. Their predictions range from $116.00 to $205.00. On average, they anticipate Norfolk Southern's share price to reach $177.2222 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 8.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Norfolk Southern.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Norfolk Southern?

20 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Norfolk Southern in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 8 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Norfolk Southern.

Has Norfolk Southern been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about NSC stock have trended negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Norfolk Southern earned a media sentiment score of -2.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the railroad operator a news buzz of 6.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Norfolk Southern's key competitors?

Who are Norfolk Southern's key executives?

Norfolk Southern's management team includes the folowing 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. Fredric M. Ehlers, VP of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer

Who are Norfolk Southern's major shareholders?

Norfolk Southern's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Packer & Co Ltd (0.46%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.10%), Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.09%), Strs Ohio (0.06%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.05%) and Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. (0.03%). Company insiders that own Norfolk Southern stock include Cynthia C Earhart, James A Squires, Marta R Stewart, Michael Joseph Wheeler, Thomas E Hurlbut and William Andrew Galanko. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Norfolk Southern.

Which institutional investors are selling Norfolk Southern stock?

NSC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Scout Investments Inc., Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Bank of Montreal Can, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Strs Ohio, First Command Bank, Boston Advisors LLC and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold Norfolk Southern company stock in the last year include Cynthia C Earhart, James A Squires, Michael Joseph Wheeler and Thomas E Hurlbut. View Insider Buying and Selling for Norfolk Southern.

Which institutional investors are buying Norfolk Southern stock?

NSC stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Packer & Co Ltd, Nachman Norwood & Parrott Inc, DNB Asset Management AS, TrimTabs Asset Management LLC, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Weather Gauge Advisory LLC, Alpha Windward LLC and Personal Capital Advisors Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Norfolk Southern.

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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Norfolk Southern's stock price today?

One share of NSC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $163.89.

How big of a company is Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $44.64 billion and generates $10.55 billion in revenue each year. The railroad operator earns $5.40 billion in net income (profit) each year or $6.61 on an earnings per share basis. Norfolk Southern employs 27,110 workers across the globe.

What is Norfolk Southern's official website?

The official website for Norfolk Southern is http://www.nscorp.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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Norfolk Southern (NYSE NSC)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  622 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  808 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,430
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Norfolk Southern and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe NSC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe NSC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 1/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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