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Norfolk Southern Stock Forecast, Price & News

+2.25 (+0.82%)
(As of 01/19/2022 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
1.48 million shs
Average Volume
1.17 million shs
Market Capitalization
$67.66 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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About Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern Corp. is a transportation company, which owns a freight railroad. It engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the Southeast, East, and Midwest and, via interchange with rail carriers, to and from the rest of the United States. The company transports overseas freight through several Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. It offers the extensive intermodal network in the eastern half of the United States and is a transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products. The company's services include property leases and sales; wire line or pipeline and fiber optics projects; access property; manage private crossings, promote business with signboards, and natural resource management. Norfolk Southern was founded on July 23, 1980 and is headquartered in Norfolk, VA.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Railroads, line-haul operating
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$9.79 billion
Cash Flow
$12.41 per share
Book Value
$53.92 per share


Net Income
$2.01 billion
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$67.66 billion

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 11/19 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
Fiscal Year End

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Overall MarketRank

2.50 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

38th out of 172 stocks

Railroads, Line-Haul Operating Industry

5th out of 8 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community 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?

22 Wall Street equities research 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 13 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" Norfolk Southern stock.
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How has Norfolk Southern's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Norfolk Southern's stock was trading at $151.36 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, NSC stock has increased by 83.7% and is now trading at $278.06.
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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, January 26th 2022.
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How can I listen to Norfolk Southern's earnings call?

Norfolk Southern will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, January 26th at 8:45 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 877-660-6853 with passcode "13725884".

How were Norfolk Southern's earnings last quarter?

Norfolk Southern Co. (NYSE:NSC) released its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 27th. The railroad operator reported $3.06 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $2.91 by $0.15. The railroad operator had revenue of $2.85 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.74 billion. Norfolk Southern had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 20.24% and a net margin of 26.84%. Norfolk Southern's quarterly revenue was up 13.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $2.51 EPS.
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How often does Norfolk Southern pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, October 26th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 5th will be paid a dividend of $1.09 per share on Friday, November 19th. This represents a $4.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 4th.
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Is Norfolk Southern a good dividend stock?

Norfolk Southern pays an annual dividend of $4.36 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.58%. Norfolk Southern does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Norfolk Southern is 37.46%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Norfolk Southern will have a dividend payout ratio of 32.13% 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?

22 analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for Norfolk Southern's stock. Their forecasts range from $200.00 to $345.00. On average, they anticipate Norfolk Southern's share price to reach $298.38 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 7.3% 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:

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Whittier Trust Co. (0.06%), Royal London Asset Management Ltd. (0.03%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.03%), Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc. (0.03%), Pendal Group Ltd (0.02%) and Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. (0.02%). 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, Jason Andrew Zampi 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 CX Institutional, Royal London Asset Management Ltd., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, IBM Retirement Fund, Pendal Group Ltd, Bremer Bank National Association, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, and Eagle Ridge Investment Management. Company insiders that have sold Norfolk Southern company stock in the last year include Alan H Shaw, Ann A Adams, Clyde H Allison Jr, Clyde H Allison, Jr, Coliseum Capital Management, L, and James A Squires.
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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 Stonnington Group LLC, DeDora Capital Inc., Jackson Square Capital LLC, Diversified Trust Co, Aries Wealth Management, Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc., Lindbrook Capital LLC, and Advance Capital Management Inc..
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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 $278.06.

How much money does Norfolk Southern make?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $67.66 billion and generates $9.79 billion in revenue each year. The railroad operator earns $2.01 billion in net income (profit) each year or $11.64 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Norfolk Southern have?

Norfolk Southern employs 20,156 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, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 757-629-2361.

This page was last updated on 1/20/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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