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Norfolk Southern Stock Forecast, Price & News

+11.29 (+4.61 %)
(As of 03/5/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $256.00
50-Day Range
MA: $249.47
52-Week Range
Now: $256.00
Volume1.40 million shs
Average Volume1.21 million shs
Market Capitalization$69.69 billion
P/E Ratio32.95
Dividend Yield1.56%
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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Railroads, line-haul operating
Year Founded1826



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.30 billion
Cash Flow$15.01 per share
Book Value$58.23 per share


Net Income$2.72 billion


Market Cap$69.69 billion
Next Earnings Date5/5/2021 (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

2.11 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

14th out of 240 stocks

Railroads, Line-Haul Operating Industry

3rd out of 10 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
+11.29 (+4.61 %)
(As of 03/5/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Norfolk Southern a buy right now?

21 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Norfolk Southern in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 6 hold ratings, 12 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Norfolk Southern stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Norfolk Southern?

Wall Street analysts have given Norfolk Southern a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Norfolk Southern wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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Are investors shorting Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern saw a decrease in short interest in the month of January. As of January 29th, there was short interest totaling 2,160,000 shares, a decrease of 22.0% from the January 14th total of 2,770,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,180,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.8 days. Approximately 0.9% of the company's stock are sold short.
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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, May 5th 2021.
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How were Norfolk Southern's earnings last quarter?

Norfolk Southern Co. (NYSE:NSC) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January, 26th. The railroad operator reported $2.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.48 by $0.16. The railroad operator earned $2.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.54 billion. Norfolk Southern had a net margin of 20.27% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 15.83%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $2.55 earnings per share.
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How has Norfolk Southern's stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

Norfolk Southern's stock was trading at $151.36 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, NSC stock has increased by 69.1% and is now trading at $256.00.
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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 Wednesday, January 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 5th will be given a dividend of $0.99 per share on Wednesday, March 10th. This represents a $3.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.55%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 4th. This is a positive change from Norfolk Southern's previous quarterly dividend of $0.94.
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Is Norfolk Southern a good dividend stock?

Norfolk Southern pays an annual dividend of $3.96 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.56%. Norfolk Southern does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Norfolk Southern is 38.30%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Norfolk Southern will have a dividend payout ratio of 35.97% next year. This indicates that Norfolk Southern will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for NSC?

21 brokerages have issued 12 month price objectives for Norfolk Southern's stock. Their forecasts range from $145.00 to $290.00. On average, they expect Norfolk Southern's stock price to reach $232.78 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.1%.
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Who are Norfolk Southern's key executives?

Norfolk Southern's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. James A. Squires, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 60, Pay $2.6M)
  • Mr. Mark R. George, Exec. VP of Fin. & CFO (Age 53, Pay $573.7k) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Alan H. Shaw, Exec. VP & Chief Marketing Officer (Age 53, Pay $1.01M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Ms. Cynthia M. Sanborn, Exec. VP & COO (Age 56)
  • 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 (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. John S. Hatfield, VP Corp. Communications (Age 55)
  • Ms. Barbara Paul, VP of HR

What is James A. Squires' approval rating as Norfolk Southern's CEO?

268 employees have rated Norfolk Southern CEO James A. Squires on Glassdoor.com. James A. Squires has an approval rating of 16% among Norfolk Southern's employees. This puts James A. Squires in the bottom 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

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).

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.05%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (6.34%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (3.48%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.70%), Lazard Asset Management LLC (1.85%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.68%). Company insiders that own Norfolk Southern stock include Alan H Shaw, 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 Morgan Stanley, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Lazard Asset Management LLC, Northern Trust Corp, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc., Riggs Asset Managment Co. Inc., Epoch Investment Partners Inc., and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Company insiders that have sold Norfolk Southern company stock in the last year include Alan H Shaw, Ann A Adams, Clyde H Allison Jr, James A Squires, and Michael Joseph Wheeler.
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Which institutional investors are buying Norfolk Southern stock?

NSC stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Magellan Asset Management Ltd, FIL Ltd, Manning & Napier Group LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, and First Trust Advisors LP. Company insiders that have bought Norfolk Southern stock in the last two years include Alan H Shaw, 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 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 $256.00.

How much money does Norfolk Southern make?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $69.69 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.

How many employees does Norfolk Southern have?

Norfolk Southern employs 24,587 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, CRR Holdings LLC, Camp Lejeune Railroad Company, Carolina and Northwestern Railway Company, Central of Georgia LLC, Central of Georgia Railroad Company, Charlotte-Southern Hotel Corporation, Chesapeake Western Railway, Cincinnati New Orleans and Texas Pacific Railway Company The, Citico Realty Company, DOCP Acquisition LLC, Delaware Otsego Corporation, GSFR LLC, General American Insurance Company, General Security Insurance Company Ltd., Georgia Southern and Florida Railway Company, Green Acquisition Corp., 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 Properties Inc. Subsidiaries, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Norfolk Southern Railway Company Subsidiaries, Norfolk Southern Railway Company Subsidiaries (continued), Norfolk and Portsmouth Belt Line Railroad Company, NorfolkSouthernMexicana S. de R.L. de C.V., North Carolina Midland Railroad Company The, PDC Timber LLC, PLC Timber LLC, PLS Investment LLC, Pennsylvania Investment Company Inc., Pocahontas Development Corporation, Pocahontas Land Corporation, Pocahontas Surface Interests Inc., RIC LLC, Rail Investment Company, Reading Company LLC [Virginia], S-VA Corporation, SRIR Timber LLC, 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., Transworks of Indiana 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.

When was Norfolk Southern founded?

Norfolk Southern was founded in 1826.

What is Norfolk Southern's official website?

The official website for Norfolk Southern is www.norfolksouthern.com.

Where are Norfolk Southern's headquarters?

Norfolk Southern is headquartered at THREE COMMERCIAL PLACE, NORFOLK VA, 23510.

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 3/7/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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