Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC): Price and Financial Metrics

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC)

Today's Latest Price: $209.12 USD

3.50 (1.70%)

Updated Oct 30 7:00pm

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 14 in Railroads

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NSC Stock Summary

  • NSC has a higher market value than 96.22% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $52,224,465,200.
  • Norfolk Southern Corp's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 92.8% of US equities in our set.
  • As for revenue growth, note that NSC's revenue has grown -13.88% over the past 12 months; that beats the revenue growth of just 21.98% of US companies in our set.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to NSC, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are ENB, CP, WM, LVS, and PNC.
  • NSC's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Norfolk Southern Corp's official web site, go to

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NSC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $209.12 52-week high $224.99
Prev. close $205.62 52-week low $112.62
Day low $204.45 Volume 2,214,310
Day high $209.19 Avg. volume 1,609,100
50-day MA $214.27 Dividend yield 1.83%
200-day MA $187.36 Market Cap 57.60B

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) Company Bio

Norfolk Southern engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods. The Company's system reaches various individual industries, electric generating facilities, mines, distribution centers, transload facilities and other businesses located in its service area. The company was founded in 1883 and is based Norfolk, Virginia.

NSC Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$209.12$203.03 -4%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for NSC, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Norfolk Southern Corp ranked in the 45th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Our DCF analysis suggests the stock is overvalued by about 3.5%. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Norfolk Southern Corp, consider:

  • The company's balance sheet shows it gets 81% of its capital from equity, and 19% of its capital from debt. Its equity weight surpasses that of 60.84% of free cash flow generating stocks in the Industrials sector.
  • Norfolk Southern Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 8%; for context, that number is higher than only 22.12% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

CSX, BMI, FSTR, LMT, and KAI can be thought of as valuation peers to NSC, in the sense that they are in the Industrials sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Latest NSC News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Norfolk Southern Corp that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate NSC as an investment opportunity.

Norfolk Southern Is A Cash Cow, Nothing Else

Stock Price Analysis Norfolk Southern (NSC) is another railroad stock that has done really well. Shareholders have been significantly rewarded as results improved and valuations expanded. NSC stock price - historical chart What interests us now is not what happened, but whether Norfolk Southern is now a good stock to...

Sven Carlin on Seeking Alpha | October 2, 2020

Norfolk Southern partnering with traffic app WAZE to promote safety at railroad crossings

Norfolk Southern Railroad wants to change that, so they’re hitching a ride with traffic app WAZE to promote driver safety.

News 5 Cleveland | September 30, 2020

Norfolk Southern chemical customers earn safety award for safe rail-shipping practices

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) recognizes 58 chemical customers who earned its 2019 Thoroughbred Chemical Safety Award for safely handling products regulated as hazardous materials. These companies safely shipped at least 1,000 carloads – a…

PR Newswire | September 29, 2020

Norfolk Southern finding "Waze" to promote rail safety

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Rail Safety Week, Norfolk Southern (NYSE: NSC) is relaunching a successful public awareness campaign to educate motorists about highway-rail grade-crossing safety. Building off successes in 2019, the railroad is using…

PR Newswire | September 23, 2020

Norfolk Southern (NSC) Presents At Morgan Stanley Annual Laguna Conference - Slideshow

The following slide deck was published by Norfolk Southern Corporation in conjunction with this event....

SA Transcripts on Seeking Alpha | September 18, 2020

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NSC Price Returns

1-mo -2.28%
3-mo 9.33%
6-mo 23.78%
1-year 16.62%
3-year 68.71%
5-year 191.79%
YTD 9.34%
2019 32.39%
2018 5.22%
2017 36.85%
2016 31.48%
2015 -20.80%

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