NYSE:NSC - Norfolk Southern Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$162.80 +0.31 (+0.19 %)
(As of 01/16/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$162.49
Today's Range$162.13 - $163.67
52-Week Range$127.79 - $186.91
Volume146,956 shs
Average Volume1.96 million shs
Market Capitalization$44.59 billion
P/E Ratio24.63
Dividend Yield1.95%
Beta1.33
Norfolk 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

Industry Railroads, line-haul operating
Sub-IndustryRailroads
SectorTransportation
CUSIP65584410
Phone757-629-2680

Debt

Current Ratio0.86
Quick Ratio0.75

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.55 billion
Price / Sales4.20
Cash Flow$10.4292 per share
Price / Cash Flow15.61
Book Value$57.57 per share
Price / Book2.83

Profitability

Net Income$5.40 billion
Net Margins52.82%
Return on Assets6.81%

Miscellaneous

Employees27,110
Market Cap$44.59 billion
OptionableOptionable

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 Tuesday, October 23rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.80 per share on Monday, December 10th. This represents a $3.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 1st. View Norfolk Southern's Dividend History.

How will Norfolk Southern's stock buyback program work?

Norfolk Southern declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, September 27th 2017, which allows the company to repurchase 50,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often 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) posted its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 24th. The railroad operator reported $2.52 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.44 by $0.08. The railroad operator earned $2.95 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.90 billion. Norfolk Southern had a net margin of 52.82% and a return on equity of 15.12%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 10.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.75 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 Thursday, January 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Norfolk Southern.

How can I listen to Norfolk Southern's earnings call?

Norfolk Southern will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, January 24th at 4:30 PM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8778693847.

What price target have analysts set for NSC?

20 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Norfolk Southern's shares. Their predictions range from $116.00 to $205.00. On average, they expect Norfolk Southern's share price to reach $177.2222 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 8.9% 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 1 sell rating, 8 hold ratings and 11 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Norfolk Southern.

Has Norfolk Southern been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about NSC stock have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Norfolk Southern earned a daily sentiment score of -1.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the railroad operator a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

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 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. Fredric M. Ehlers, VP of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer

Who are Norfolk Southern's major shareholders?

Norfolk Southern's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Packer & Co Ltd (0.46%), Personal Capital Advisors Corp (0.09%), Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. (0.03%), Scout Investments Inc. (0.03%), Gulf International Bank UK Ltd (0.03%) and Boston Advisors LLC (0.02%). Company insiders that own Norfolk Southern stock include Cynthia C Earhart, James A Squires, Marta R Stewart, Michael Joseph Wheeler, Thomas E Hurlbut and William Andrew Galanko. 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 Scout Investments Inc., Gulf International Bank UK Ltd, Boston Advisors LLC, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, American National Bank, Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc., CENTRAL TRUST Co and Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC. 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 institutional investors are buying Norfolk Southern stock?

NSC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Packer & Co Ltd, DNB Asset Management AS, TrimTabs Asset Management LLC, Personal Capital Advisors Corp, Town & Country Bank & Trust CO dba First Bankers Trust CO, Investment Partners LTD., Clarus Wealth Advisors and Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC. 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 $162.80.

How big of a company is Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $44.59 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.

What is Norfolk Southern's official website?

The official website for Norfolk Southern is http://www.nscorp.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:  622 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  807 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,429
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 1/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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