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Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC)

(Real Time Quote from BATS)

$254.18 USD

254.18
686,865

-4.56 (-1.76%)

Updated Aug 4, 2021 03:34 PM ET

Zacks Rank:

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Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1Strong Buy25.57%
2Buy19.14%
3Hold10.74%
4Sell6.46%
5Strong Sell3.16%
S&P50011.27%

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3-Hold of 5     3    

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Value Score A
Growth Score A
Momentum Score A
VGM Score A

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C Value C Growth A Momentum C VGM

Industry Rank:

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The industry with the best average Zacks Rank would be considered the top industry (1 out of 265), which would place it in the top 1% of Zacks Ranked Industries. The industry with the worst average Zacks Rank (265 out of 265) would place in the bottom 1%.

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Bottom 5% (239 out of 252)

Industry: Transportation - Rail

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Research for NSC

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Fiscal Year End for Norfolk Southern Corporation falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

12/31/2020 12/31/2019 12/31/2018 12/31/2017 12/31/2016
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 1,115 580 358 690 956
Receivables 848 920 1,009 955 945
Notes Receivable 0 0 0 0 0
Inventories 221 244 207 222 257
Other Current Assets 134 337 288 282 133
Total Current Assets 2,318 2,081 1,862 2,149 2,291
Net Property & Equipment 31,345 31,614 31,091 30,330 29,751
Investments & Advances 3,590 3,428 3,109 2,981 2,777
Other Non-Current Assets 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges 0 0 0 0 0
Intangibles 0 0 0 0 0
Deposits & Other Assets 709 800 177 251 73
Total Assets 37,962 37,923 36,239 35,711 34,892
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 12/31/2020 12/31/2019 12/31/2018 12/31/2017 12/31/2016
Notes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Accounts Payable 1,016 1,428 1,505 1,401 1,215
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 579 316 585 700 650
Current Portion Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 0 0 0 0 0
Income Taxes Payable 263 229 255 211 245
Other Current Liabilities 302 327 246 233 229
Total Current Liabilities 2,160 2,300 2,591 2,545 2,339
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 6,922 6,815 6,460 6,324 9,140
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 12,102 11,880 10,560 9,136 9,562
Non-Current Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 1,987 1,744 1,266 1,347 1,442
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 23,171 22,739 20,877 19,352 22,483
Shareholders Equity 12/31/2020 12/31/2019 12/31/2018 12/31/2017 12/31/2016
Preferred Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) 254 259 269 285 292
Capital Surplus 2,248 2,209 2,216 2,254 2,179
Retained Earnings 12,883 13,207 13,440 14,176 10,425
Other Equity -594 -491 -563 -356 -487
Treasury Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Total Shareholder's Equity 14,791 15,184 15,362 16,359 12,409
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 37,962 37,923 36,239 35,711 34,892
Total Common Equity 14,791 15,184 15,362 16,359 12,409
Shares Outstanding 274.30 260.70 272.30 284.10 291.90
Book Value Per Share 53.92 58.24 56.42 57.58 42.51

Fiscal Year End for Norfolk Southern Corporation falls in the month of December.

All items in Millions except Per Share data.

6/30/2021 3/31/2021 12/31/2020 9/30/2020 6/30/2020
Assets          
Cash & Equivalents 1,670 998 1,115 1,359 1,143
Receivables 941 944 848 883 822
Notes Receivable 0 0 0 0 0
Inventories 246 241 221 247 257
Other Current Assets 155 120 134 90 128
Total Current Assets 3,012 2,303 2,318 2,579 2,350
Net Property & Equipment 31,355 31,312 31,345 31,239 31,217
Investments & Advances 3,658 3,604 3,590 3,566 3,590
Other Non-Current Assets 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Charges 0 0 0 0 0
Intangibles 0 0 0 0 0
Deposits & Other Assets 729 718 709 795 805
Total Assets 38,754 37,937 37,962 38,179 37,962
Liabilities & Shareholders Equity 6/30/2021 3/31/2021 12/31/2020 9/30/2020 6/30/2020
Notes Payable 0 0 0 0 0
Accounts Payable 1,116 1,043 1,016 1,273 1,268
Current Portion Long-Term Debt 1,048 501 579 89 85
Current Portion Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Accrued Expenses 0 0 0 0 0
Income Taxes Payable 302 361 263 257 239
Other Current Liabilities 330 344 302 386 343
Total Current Liabilities 2,796 2,249 2,160 2,005 1,935
Mortgages 0 0 0 0 0
Deferred Taxes/Income 7,035 6,977 6,922 6,898 6,874
Convertible Debt 0 0 0 0 0
Long-Term Debt 12,669 12,116 12,102 12,634 12,612
Non-Current Capital Leases 0 0 0 0 0
Other Non-Current Liabilities 1,937 1,987 1,701 1,680
Minority Interest (Liabilities) 0 0 0 0 0
Total Liabilities 24,437 23,294 23,171 23,238 23,101
Shareholders Equity 6/30/2021 3/31/2021 12/31/2020 9/30/2020 6/30/2020
Preferred Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Common Stock (Par) 248 251 254 255 256
Capital Surplus 2,240 2,241 2,248 2,246 2,217
Retained Earnings 12,407 12,737 12,883 12,911 12,863
Other Equity -578 -586 -594 -471 -475
Treasury Stock 0 0 0 0 0
Total Shareholder's Equity 14,317 14,643 14,791 14,941 14,861
Total Liabilities & Shareholder's Equity 38,754 37,937 37,962 38,179 37,962
Total Common Equity 14,317 14,643 14,791 14,941 14,861
Shares Outstanding 246.90 250.20 274.30 253.90 275.40
Book Value Per Share 57.99 58.53 53.92 58.85 53.96