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Norfolk Southern Stock Forecast, Price & News

-1.06 (-0.44 %)
(As of 11/25/2020 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $241.46
50-Day Range
MA: $223.78
52-Week Range
Now: $241.46
Volume1.34 million shs
Average Volume1.59 million shs
Market Capitalization$66.23 billion
P/E Ratio31.08
Dividend Yield1.55%
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.10 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Railroads, line-haul operating



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.30 billion
Cash Flow$16.33 per share
Book Value$54.47 per share


Net Income$2.72 billion


Market Cap$66.23 billion
Next Earnings Date2/3/2021 (Estimated)
-1.06 (-0.44 %)
(As of 11/25/2020 12:00 AM ET)
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Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) Frequently Asked Questions

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

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. Since then, NSC shares have increased by 59.5% and is now trading at $241.46.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Norfolk Southern?

23 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Norfolk Southern in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings, 13 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Norfolk Southern?

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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, February 3rd 2021.
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How were Norfolk Southern's earnings last quarter?

Norfolk Southern Co. (NYSE:NSC) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 28th. The railroad operator reported $2.51 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates 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 net margin of 20.27% and a return on equity of 15.83%.
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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, October 27th. Investors of record on Friday, November 6th will be given a dividend of $0.94 per share on Thursday, December 10th. This represents a $3.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.56%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 5th.
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What guidance has Norfolk Southern issued on next quarter's earnings?

Norfolk Southern updated its third quarter 2020 After-Hours earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 7th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.5-2.5 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.5 billion.

What price target have analysts set for NSC?

23 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Norfolk Southern's shares. Their forecasts range from $134.00 to $250.00. On average, they anticipate Norfolk Southern's share price to reach $214.04 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 11.4%.
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Are investors shorting Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern saw a drop in short interest in October. As of October 30th, there was short interest totaling 1,940,000 shares, a drop of 16.7% from the October 15th total of 2,330,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,310,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.5 days. Currently, 0.8% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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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 many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (6.06%), State Street Corp (3.95%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.81%), Great West Life Assurance Co. Can (0.72%), Morgan Stanley (0.55%) and Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (0.42%). 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 institutional investors are selling Norfolk Southern stock?

NSC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., State Street Corp, First Trust Advisors LP, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Natixis, Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., and Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc.. 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Great West Life Assurance Co. Can, Morgan Stanley, Candlestick Capital Management LP, Artemis Investment Management LLP, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Riggs Asset Managment Co. Inc., Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, and Key Square Capital Management LLC. 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 $241.46.

How big of a company is Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $66.23 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 11/27/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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