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

$178.75
-1.74 (-0.96 %)
(As of 09/23/2019 11:26 AM ET)
Today's Range
$177.13
Now: $178.75
$180.07
50-Day Range
$169.28
MA: $176.35
$186.82
52-Week Range
$138.65
Now: $178.75
$211.46
Volume25,571 shs
Average Volume1.38 million shs
Market Capitalization$47.08 billion
P/E Ratio18.82
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$13.5519 per share
Book Value$56.41 per share

Profitability

Net Income$2.67 billion

Miscellaneous

Employees26,662
Market Cap$47.08 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 26th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 5th will be paid 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 2.11%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 2nd. This is a positive change 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 repurchase program on Wednesday, September 27th 2017, which permits the company to buyback 50,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Norfolk Southern's earnings last quarter?

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July, 24th. The railroad operator reported $2.70 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $2.77 by $0.07. The railroad operator had revenue of $2.93 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.95 billion. Norfolk Southern had a return on equity of 18.24% and a net margin of 24.15%. The company's revenue was up .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $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 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Norfolk Southern's shares. 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 15.4% 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?

Media headlines about NSC stock have trended somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Norfolk Southern earned a media sentiment score of -1.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the railroad operator a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. View News Stories for Norfolk Southern.

Are investors shorting Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern saw a decrease in short interest during 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 daily volume of 1,760,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.0 days. Currently, 1.3% of the shares of the company are short sold. 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 a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors 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 major 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 major 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 $178.62.

How big of a company is Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $47.05 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 9/23/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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