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S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
Tesla cuts US prices for 3 of its electric vehicle models after a difficult week
A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising
Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South
New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market
The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis
S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
Tesla cuts US prices for 3 of its electric vehicle models after a difficult week
A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising
Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South
New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market
The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis
S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
Tesla cuts US prices for 3 of its electric vehicle models after a difficult week
A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising
Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South
New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market
The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis

Norfolk Southern (NSC) Stock Forecast & Price Target

$241.28
+1.01 (+0.42%)
(As of 04/19/2024 ET)

Norfolk Southern Consensus Analyst Rating and Stock Price Forecast (2024)

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Analysts' Consensus Rating

Moderate Buy
Based on 19 Analyst Ratings

Analysts' Consensus Price Target

$262.74
8.89% Upside
High Forecast$305.00
Average Forecast$262.74
Low Forecast$175.00
TypeCurrent Forecast
4/22/23 to 4/21/24
1 Month Ago
3/23/23 to 3/22/24
3 Months Ago
1/22/23 to 1/22/24
1 Year Ago
4/22/22 to 4/22/23
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Moderate Buy
Moderate Buy
Hold
Strong Buy
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Buy
13 Buy rating(s)
10 Buy rating(s)
15 Buy rating(s)
9 Buy rating(s)
Hold
5 Hold rating(s)
5 Hold rating(s)
6 Hold rating(s)
14 Hold rating(s)
Sell
1 Sell rating(s)
1 Sell rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
Consensus Price Target$262.74$248.94$240.70$246.65
Predicted Upside8.89% Upside6.99% Upside12.54% Upside8.34% Upside
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NSC Analyst Ratings By Month

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NSC Price Targets by Month

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Norfolk Southern Stock vs. The Competition

TypeNorfolk SouthernTransportation CompaniesS&P 500
Consensus Rating Score
2.63
2.52
2.49
Consensus RatingModerate BuyModerate BuyHold
Predicted Upside8.89% Upside36.83% Upside11.96% Upside
News Sentiment RatingNeutral News
Neutral News
Positive News

Recent Analyst Ratings and Stock Forecasts

DateBrokerageAnalyst NameActionRatingPrice TargetUpside/Downside on Report DateDetails
4/18/2024Loop Capital
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 Boost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$261.00 ➝ $270.00+10.92%
4/12/2024Stifel Nicolaus
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 Boost TargetHold ➝ Hold$233.00 ➝ $244.00-2.29%
4/10/2024Benchmark
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 Boost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$250.00 ➝ $277.00+12.23%
4/10/2024Susquehanna
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 Lower TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$270.00 ➝ $265.00+4.58%
4/10/2024Royal Bank of Canada
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 Reiterated RatingSector Perform ➝ Sector Perform$270.00+6.56%
4/9/2024JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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 Boost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$240.00 ➝ $275.00+9.89%
4/8/2024Jefferies Financial Group
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 Initiated CoverageBuy$300.00+19.99%
3/21/2024The Goldman Sachs Group
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 Boost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$252.00 ➝ $283.00+9.11%
3/21/2024TD Cowen
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 Boost TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$236.00 ➝ $253.00-3.15%
3/4/2024UBS Group
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 UpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$238.00 ➝ $302.00+17.29%
2/21/2024Barclays
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 UpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$255.00 ➝ $305.00+20.15%
2/8/2024Citigroup
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 Boost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$253.00 ➝ $286.00+13.11%
1/29/2024BMO Capital Markets
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 Lower TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$250.00 ➝ $245.00+4.99%
1/29/2024Morgan Stanley
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 DowngradeEqual Weight ➝ Underweight$185.00 ➝ $175.00-25.30%
1/22/2024Sanford C. Bernstein
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 UpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$272.00+16.21%
12/1/2023Bank of America
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 UpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$204.00 ➝ $248.00+13.68%
10/26/2023Wells Fargo & Company
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 Lower TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$245.00 ➝ $220.00+17.26%
7/11/2023Vertical Research
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 UpgradeHold ➝ Buy$260.00+13.57%
5/17/2023Evercore ISI
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 UpgradeIn-Line ➝ Outperform$242.00+13.90%
4/27/2023VNET Group
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NSC Price Target - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Norfolk Southern's consensus rating and price target?

According to the issued ratings of 19 analysts in the last year, the consensus rating for Norfolk Southern stock is Moderate Buy based on the current 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 13 buy ratings for NSC. The average twelve-month price prediction for Norfolk Southern is $262.74 with a high price target of $305.00 and a low price target of $175.00. Learn more on NSC's analyst rating history.

Do Wall Street analysts like Norfolk Southern more than its competitors?

Analysts like Norfolk Southern more than other Transportation companies. The consensus rating score for Norfolk Southern is 2.63 while the average consensus rating score for transportation companies is 2.53. Learn more on how NSC compares to other companies.

Is Norfolk Southern being upgraded or downgraded by Wall Street analysts?

Over the previous 90 days, Norfolk Southern's stock had 3 upgrades and 3 downgrades by analysts.

Does Norfolk Southern's stock price have much upside?

According to analysts, Norfolk Southern's stock has a predicted upside of 8.98% based on their 12-month stock forecasts.


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