NYSE:NSC - Norfolk Southern Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$159.46 +1.95 (+1.24 %)
(As of 07/16/2018 03:02 AM ET)
Previous Close$159.46
Today's Range$157.04 - $160.36
52-Week Range$111.44 - $159.04
Volume1.75 million shs
Average Volume1.46 million shs
Market Capitalization$45.05 billion
P/E Ratio24.12
Dividend Yield1.81%
Norfolk Southern logoNorfolk 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

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Railroads, line-haul operating


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.59
Current Ratio1.04
Quick Ratio0.94


Trailing P/E Ratio24.12
Forward P/E Ratio18.41
P/E Growth1.53

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.55 billion
Price / Sales4.27
Cash Flow$10.4908 per share
Price / Cash15.20
Book Value$57.57 per share
Price / Book2.77


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.61
Net Income$5.40 billion
Net Margins51.65%
Return on Equity14.04%
Return on Assets5.75%


Outstanding Shares282,540,000
Market Cap$45,054.15

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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, April 24th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.72 per share on Monday, June 11th. This represents a $2.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.81%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 3rd. View Norfolk Southern's Dividend History.

How will Norfolk Southern's stock buyback program work?

Norfolk Southern declared that its board has approved a share buyback plan on Wednesday, September 27th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback 50,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are usually a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Norfolk Southern's earnings last quarter?

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, April, 25th. The railroad operator reported $1.93 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.77 by $0.16. The railroad operator had revenue of $2.72 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.68 billion. Norfolk Southern had a net margin of 51.65% and a return on equity of 14.04%. The firm's revenue was up 5.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.48 EPS. 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 Wednesday, July, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Norfolk Southern.

What price target have analysts set for NSC?

22 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Norfolk Southern's stock. Their predictions range from $103.00 to $192.00. On average, they anticipate Norfolk Southern's share price to reach $148.30 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 7.0%. View Analyst Ratings for Norfolk Southern.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Norfolk Southern?

22 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Norfolk Southern in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 12 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."

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 57)
  • Ms. Cynthia C. Earhart, Exec. VP of Fin. & CFO (Age 56)
  • Mr. Michael Joseph Wheeler, Exec. VP & COO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Alan H. Shaw, Exec. VP & Chief Marketing Officer (Age 50)
  • Mr. Thomas E. Hurlbut, VP & Controller (Age 53)

Has Norfolk Southern been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about NSC stock have been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Norfolk Southern earned a news impact score of 0.33 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the railroad operator an impact score of 46.26 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

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 Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. (0.03%), NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. (0.03%), Gateway Investment Advisers LLC (0.02%), Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB (0.02%), Trust Co. of Vermont (0.02%) and Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (0.02%). Company insiders that own Norfolk Southern stock include Cynthia C Earhart, James A Hixon, James A Squires, Marta R Stewart, Michael Joseph Wheeler, Thomas E Hurlbut and William Andrew Galanko. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Norfolk Southern.

Which major investors are selling Norfolk Southern stock?

NSC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including CHICAGO TRUST Co NA, FormulaFolio Investments LLC, Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc., Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Trust Co. of Vermont, Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund, CenturyLink Investment Management Co and Catawba Capital Management VA. 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 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, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Bremer Trust National Association, State of Alaska Department of Revenue, IFM Investors Pty Ltd, BKD Wealth Advisors LLC, CENTRAL TRUST Co and DnB Asset Management AS. 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 $159.46.

How big of a company is Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $45.05 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.

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:  563 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  738 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,301
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 7/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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