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

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$177.50 -1.28 (-0.72 %)
(As of 03/20/2019 01:49 PM ET)
Previous Close$178.78
Today's Range$176.7103 - $179.04
52-Week Range$127.79 - $186.91
Volume610,933 shs
Average Volume1.46 million shs
Market Capitalization$47.47 billion
P/E Ratio18.66
Dividend Yield1.88%
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. As of December 31, 2018, 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



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$11.46 billion
Cash Flow$13.4572 per share
Book Value$56.41 per share


Net Income$2.67 billion


Market Cap$47.47 billion
Next Earnings Date4/24/2019 (Estimated)

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 Wednesday, January 23rd. Investors of record on Monday, February 4th will be paid a dividend of $0.86 per share on Monday, March 11th. This represents a $3.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.94%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 1st. This is a boost from Norfolk Southern's previous quarterly dividend of $0.80. View Norfolk Southern's Dividend History.

How will Norfolk Southern's stock buyback program work?

Norfolk Southern announced that its board has authorized a share buyback plan on Wednesday, September 27th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase 50,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Norfolk Southern's earnings last quarter?

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 24th. The railroad operator reported $2.57 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.30 by $0.27. The railroad operator earned $2.90 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.85 billion. Norfolk Southern had a net margin of 23.27% and a return on equity of 16.71%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.69 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, April 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Norfolk Southern.

What price target have analysts set for NSC?

20 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Norfolk Southern's shares. Their predictions range from $133.00 to $214.00. On average, they anticipate Norfolk Southern's stock price to reach $184.5556 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 3.9% 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 2 sell ratings, 8 hold ratings and 10 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?

Headlines about NSC stock have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Norfolk Southern earned a news sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the railroad operator a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

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), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Verizon Communications (VZ), Boeing (BA), Caterpillar (CAT), AT&T (T), CSX (CSX), Intel (INTC) and Mcdonald's (MCD).

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 Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (8.36%), BlackRock Inc. (7.36%), FMR LLC (2.90%), Northern Trust Corp (1.71%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.26%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (1.20%). Company insiders that own Norfolk Southern stock include Cynthia C Earhart, James A Squires, Jason Andrew Zampi, 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 London Co. of Virginia, FMR LLC, Two Sigma Investments LP, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Two Sigma Advisers LP, First Trust Advisors LP, Cohen & Steers Inc. and Principal Financial Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Norfolk Southern company stock in the last year include Cynthia C Earhart, James A Squires, Jason Andrew Zampi, 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 Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Norges Bank, Packer & Co Ltd, Swedbank, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., Ackerman Capital Advisors LLC, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. and Geode Capital Management 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 $177.56.

How big of a company is Norfolk Southern?

Norfolk Southern has a market capitalization of $47.49 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.

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:  635 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  819 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,454
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 3/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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