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Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$253.60 USD


-5.14 (-1.99%)

Updated Aug 4, 2021 04:05 PM ET

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5Strong Sell3.32%

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3-Hold of 5     3    

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C Value C Growth A Momentum C VGM

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Bottom 5% (239 out of 252)

Industry: Transportation - Rail

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Company Summary

Norfolk Southern Corporation, incorporated on Jul 23, 1980, under the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, controls a major freight railroad, Norfolk Southern Railway Company. The company is primarily engaged in the rail transportation of raw material, intermediate products and finished goods, primarily in Southeast, East and Midwest United States and, via interchange with rail carriers to and from the rest of country.

Norfolk Southern also transports overseas freight through several Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. Norfolk Southern provides comprehensive logistics services and offers the most extensive intermodal network on the eastern side ...

General Information

Norfolk Southern Corporation



Phone: 757-629-2680

Fax: 757-629-2361



Industry Transportation - Rail
Sector Transportation
Fiscal Year End December
Last Reported Quarter 6/30/2021
Next EPS Date 10/27/2021

EPS Information

Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate 3.02
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate 11.76
Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate 11.90
Next EPS Report Date 10/27/2021

Price and Volume Information

Zacks Rank Premium
Yesterday's Close 258.74
52 Week High 295.14
52 Week Low 191.54
Beta 1.29
20 Day Moving Average 1,303,233.50
Target Price Consensus 275.28


% Price Change
4 Week -3.94
12 Week -9.74
YTD 8.89
% Price Change Relative to S&P 500
4 Week -5.66
12 Week -15.27
YTD -7.53
Share Information
Shares Outstanding (millions) 246.97
Market Capitalization (millions) 63,901.59
Short Ratio NA
Last Split Date 10/10/1997
Dividend Information
Dividend Yield 1.53%
Annual Dividend $3.96
Payout Ratio 0.36
Change in Payout Ratio -0.03
Last Dividend Payout / Amount 5/6/2021 / $0.99

Fundamental Ratios

P/E (F1) 22.01
Trailing 12 Months 23.33
PEG Ratio 1.85
EPS Growth
vs. Previous Year 114.38%
vs. Previous Quarter 23.31%
Sales Growth
vs. Previous Year 34.24%
vs. Previous Quarter 6.06%
Price Ratios
Price/Book 4.46
Price/Cash Flow 20.11
Price / Sales 6.08
6/30/21 19.12
3/31/21 16.07
12/31/20 15.97
6/30/21 7.34
3/31/21 6.26
12/31/20 6.27
Current Ratio
6/30/21 1.08
3/31/21 1.02
12/31/20 1.07
Quick Ratio
6/30/21 0.99
3/31/21 0.92
12/31/20 0.97
Operating Margin
6/30/21 26.68
3/31/21 24.27
12/31/20 24.26
Net Margin
6/30/21 25.98
3/31/21 23.51
12/31/20 20.56
Pre-Tax Margin
6/30/21 33.26
3/31/21 30.19
12/31/20 25.84
Book Value
6/30/21 57.97
3/31/21 58.52
12/31/20 53.92
Inventory Turnover
6/30/21 12.34
3/31/21 11.75
12/31/20 11.62
6/30/21 0.88
3/31/21 0.83
12/31/20 0.82
Debt to Capital
6/30/21 46.95
3/31/21 45.28
12/31/20 45.00