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Norfolk Southern (NSC) Stock Forecast, Price & News

-2.22 (-0.89%)
(As of 05/16/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
732,277 shs
Average Volume
1.44 million shs
Market Capitalization
$58.89 billion
P/E Ratio
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About Norfolk Southern

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 agriculture, forest, and consumer products comprising soybeans, wheat, corn, fertilizers, livestock and poultry feed, food products, food oils, flour, sweeteners, ethanol, lumber and wood products, pulp board and paper products, wood fibers, wood pulp, scrap paper, beverages, canned goods, and consumer products; chemicals consist of sulfur and related chemicals, petroleum products, chlorine and bleaching compounds, plastics, rubber, industrial chemicals, chemical wastes, and sand; metals and construction materials, such as steel, aluminum products, machinery, scrap metals, cement, aggregates, minerals, clay, transportation equipment, and military-related products; and automotive, including finished motor vehicles and automotive parts, as well as coal. It also transports overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports; and provides commuter rail passenger transportation services and operates an intermodal network. As of December 31, 2021, the company operated approximately 19,300 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia. Norfolk Southern Corporation was incorporated in 1980 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Railroads, line-haul operating
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$11.14 billion
Cash Flow
$17.05 per share
Book Value
$56.06 per share


Net Income
$3.01 billion
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$58.89 billion

Company Calendar

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Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
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Overall MarketRank

2.70 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

24th out of 173 stocks

Railroads, Line-Haul Operating Industry

2nd out of 8 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.3Community Rank: 4.0Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Norfolk Southern a buy right now?

16 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Norfolk Southern in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 4 hold ratings and 10 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" Norfolk Southern stock.
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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, July 27th 2022.
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How were Norfolk Southern's earnings last quarter?

Norfolk Southern Co. (NYSE:NSC) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April, 27th. The railroad operator reported $2.93 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.91 by $0.02. The railroad operator earned $2.92 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.83 billion. Norfolk Southern had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 21.95% and a net margin of 26.58%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 10.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $2.66 EPS.
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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, April 26th. Investors of record on Friday, May 6th will be given a dividend of $1.24 per share on Friday, May 20th. This represents a $4.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.01%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 5th.
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Is Norfolk Southern a good dividend stock?

Norfolk Southern pays an annual dividend of $4.96 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.99%. Norfolk Southern has been increasing its dividend for 2 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Norfolk Southern is 40.03%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Norfolk Southern will have a dividend payout ratio of 32.87% next year. This indicates that Norfolk Southern will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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How will Norfolk Southern's stock buyback program work?

Norfolk Southern announced that its board has approved a share repurchase plan on Tuesday, March 29th 2022, which allows the company to repurchase $10,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy up to 14.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

What price target have analysts set for NSC?

16 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Norfolk Southern's stock. Their forecasts range from $200.00 to $350.00. On average, they expect Norfolk Southern's share price to reach $310.06 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 25.5% from the stock's current price.
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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 & CEO (Age 61, Pay $4.63M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Alan H. Shaw, Pres (Age 54, Pay $2.07M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Mark R. George, Exec. VP of Fin. & CFO (Age 54, Pay $1.77M)
  • Ms. Cynthia M. Sanborn, Exec. VP & COO (Age 57, Pay $1.74M)
  • Ms. Ann A. Adams, Exec. VP & Chief Transformation Officer (Age 50, Pay $1.77M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Fredric M. Ehlers, VP of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Meghan Achimasi, Sr. Director of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Susan S. Stuart, VP of Audit & Compliance
  • Ms. Nabanita Nag, Sr. VP & Chief Legal Officer
  • Mr. John S. Hatfield, VP Corp. Communications (Age 56)
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), Home Depot (HD), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), 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 a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (7.79%), BlackRock Inc. (6.75%), State Street Corp (4.52%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.58%), Northern Trust Corp (1.40%) and Lazard Asset Management LLC (1.37%). Company insiders that own Norfolk Southern stock include Alan H Shaw, Alan H Shaw, Ann A Adams, Clyde H Allison Jr, Clyde H Allison, Jr, Coliseum Capital Management, L, James A Squires, James A Squires, Michael Joseph Wheeler and Steven F Leer.
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Which major investors are selling Norfolk Southern stock?

NSC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Lazard Asset Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Wellington Management Group LLP, Citigroup Inc., and Northern Trust Corp. Company insiders that have sold Norfolk Southern company stock in the last year include Alan H Shaw, Clyde H Allison Jr, Coliseum Capital Management, L, James A Squires, and Steven F Leer.
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Which major investors are buying Norfolk Southern stock?

NSC stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Trust Advisors LP, State Street Corp, American Century Companies Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., Cbre Investment Management Listed Real Assets LLC, Swiss National Bank, Renaissance Technologies LLC, and Aaron Wealth Advisors LLC.
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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 $247.10.

How much money does Norfolk Southern make?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $58.89 billion and generates $11.14 billion in revenue each year. The railroad operator earns $3.01 billion in net income (profit) each year or $12.39 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Norfolk Southern have?

Norfolk Southern employs 18,100 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.

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 (855) 667-3655, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 757-629-2361.

This page was last updated on 5/17/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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