Norfolk Southern Stock Price, News & Analysis (NYSE:NSC)

$180.49
-2.11 (-1.16 %)
(As of 09/22/2019 02:27 PM ET)
Today's Range
$178.7950
Now: $180.49
$184.80
50-Day Range
$169.28
MA: $176.35
$186.82
52-Week Range
$138.65
Now: $180.49
$211.46
Volume2.37 million shs
Average Volume1.38 million shs
Market Capitalization$47.54 billion
P/E Ratio18.98
Dividend Yield2.06%
Beta1.34
Norfolk Southern Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods. 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. Read More…

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$11.46 billion
Cash Flow$13.6839 per share
Book Value$56.41 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.67 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees26,662
Market Cap$47.54 billion
Next Earnings Date10/23/2019 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 Friday, July 26th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 5th will be given a dividend of $0.94 per share on Tuesday, September 10th. This represents a $3.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.08%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 2nd. This is an increase from Norfolk Southern's previous quarterly dividend of $0.86. View Norfolk Southern's Dividend History.

How will Norfolk Southern's stock buyback program work?

Norfolk Southern declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback plan on Wednesday, September 27th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback 50,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically an indication 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, July, 24th. The railroad operator reported $2.70 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $2.77 by $0.07. The railroad operator earned $2.93 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.95 billion. Norfolk Southern had a net margin of 24.15% and a return on equity of 18.24%. The company's quarterly revenue was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $2.50 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, October 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Norfolk Southern.

What price target have analysts set for NSC?

20 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Norfolk Southern's stock. Their forecasts range from $130.00 to $237.00. On average, they anticipate Norfolk Southern's share price to reach $206.0588 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 14.2% 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 2 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Norfolk Southern.

Has Norfolk Southern been receiving favorable news coverage?

Press coverage about NSC stock has trended somewhat negative on Sunday, InfoTrie reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Norfolk Southern earned a news sentiment score of -1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the railroad operator a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. View News Stories for Norfolk Southern.

Are investors shorting Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern saw a decrease in short interest in the month of August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,516,400 shares, a decrease of 18.2% from the July 15th total of 4,299,700 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,760,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.0 days. Currently, 1.3% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Norfolk Southern's Current Options Chain.

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), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), PepsiCo (PEP), Caterpillar (CAT), Verizon Communications (VZ), Exxon Mobil (XOM), CSX (CSX), AT&T (T), Intel (INTC) and Boeing (BA).

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. John M. Scheib, Exec. VP & Chief Strategy Officer (Age 47)

Who are Norfolk Southern's major shareholders?

Norfolk Southern's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.53%), BlackRock Inc. (6.70%), BlackRock Inc. (6.70%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.82%), Northern Trust Corp (1.73%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.80%). Company insiders that own Norfolk Southern stock include Cynthia C Earhart, James A Squires, Jason Andrew Zampi, Jennifer F Scanlon, Michael Joseph Wheeler and Thomas E Hurlbut. 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 Soroban Capital Partners LP, BlackRock Inc., BlackRock Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., Valinor Management L.P., Panagora Asset Management Inc., Swedbank and Suvretta Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Norfolk Southern company stock in the last year include James A Squires, Jason Andrew Zampi and Michael Joseph Wheeler. 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 Nuveen Asset Management LLC, Balyasny Asset Management LLC, Thoroughbred Financial Services LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado, Columbus Circle Investors, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. and WINTON GROUP Ltd. 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Norfolk Southern's stock price today?

One share of NSC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $180.49.

How big of a company is Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $47.54 billion and generates $11.46 billion in revenue each year. The railroad operator earns $2.67 billion in net income (profit) each year or $9.51 on an earnings per share basis. Norfolk Southern employs 26,662 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Norfolk Southern.

What is Norfolk Southern's official website?

The official website for Norfolk Southern is http://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]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Norfolk Southern (NYSE NSC)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  665 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  850 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,515
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 9/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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