Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC): Price and Financial Metrics

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC): $278.54

-1.92 (-0.68%)

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NSC Stock Summary

  • NSC has a market capitalization of $70,651,136,872 -- more than approximately 96.5% of US stocks.
  • 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.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, NSC is more volatile than only 19.49% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Norfolk Southern Corp are ENB, PNC, AMOV, WM, and TFC.
  • 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 $278.54 52-week high $283.51
Prev. close $280.46 52-week low $154.58
Day low $277.87 Volume 993,133
Day high $283.51 Avg. volume 1,170,299
50-day MA $262.91 Dividend yield 1.41%
200-day MA $231.26 Market Cap 75.83B

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:
$278.54$196.45 -27%

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 47th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Our DCF analysis suggests the stock is overvalued by about 27%. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Norfolk Southern Corp, consider:

  • The compound growth rate in the free cash flow of Norfolk Southern Corp over the past 5.53 years is 0.23%; that's better than 65.57% of cash flow producing equities in the Industrials sector, where it is classified.
  • Norfolk Southern Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 9%; for context, that number is higher than only 23.68% of tickers in our DCF set.

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For other companies in the Industrials that have a similar discounted cashflow valuation profile (and ensuing price forecasts) as NSC, try FORR, HII, TISI, CODI, and FCN.

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Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Union Pacific Corp, Norfolk Southern Corp, Canadian Pacific Railway and more

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Union Pacific Corp, Norfolk Southern Corp, Canadian Pacific Railway and more

Yahoo | April 13, 2021

Norfolk Southern to hold first-quarter 2021 earnings conference call April 28

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) will announce its first-quarter financial results during a conference call and live internet webcast at 8:45 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Quarterly earnings results will be released after 8 a.m. EDT, and a press release will be posted at under the Investors section.

Yahoo | April 2, 2021

3 Railroad Stocks To Watch Amid Canadian Pacific And Kansas City Southern Merger

Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd (NYSE: CP) and Kansas City Southern (NYSE: KSU) announced on Sunday they would merge in a deal valued at about $29 billion in cash and shares. What Happened: The new company, Canadian Pacific Kansas City, will create a Canada-Mexico-U.S. railroad with a combined 20,000 miles of rail. Canadian Pacific Kansas City will be a larger competitor to other rail service providers and will ease supply chain difficulties between the three member countries of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). It will also provide the companies’ customers with an eco-friendlier alternative to truck transportation, according to Canadian Pacific's press release. Why It Matters: The Canadian Pacific Kansas City rail service will have three main competitors to keep on watch:...

Yahoo | March 22, 2021

Canadian Pacific Railway to buy Kansas City Southern for US$25 billion betting on North American trade

BENGALURU: Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd on Sunday said it has agreed to buy Kansas City Southern for US$25 billion (RM102.8 billion) in a cash-and-shares deal to create the first rail network connecting the United States, Mexico, and Canada, betting on a pick-up in North American trade. Shareholders of Kansas City Southern will receive 0.489 of a Canadian Pacific share and $90 in cash for each KCS common share held, the companies said in a joint statement. The deal, which has an enterprise value of US$29 billion including debt, values Kansas City Southern at US$275 per share, representing a 23% premium to Friday's closing price of US$224.16. The transaction is the biggest M&A launched in 2021. “The new competition we will inject into the North American transportation market cannot happe...

The Sun Daily | March 21, 2021

Top Railroad Stocks for Q2 2021

The railroad industry is one of the major components of the transportation sector and is closely tied to the economy's growth. Railroad companies operate vast networks that transport agricultural products, packaged foods, commodities, electronics, and other goods to companies and consumers. Major companies in the industry include Union Pacific Corp. (UNP), Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC), and CSX Corp. (CSX).

Yahoo | March 17, 2021

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NSC Price Returns

1-mo 7.02%
3-mo 14.51%
6-mo 30.39%
1-year 84.56%
3-year 114.13%
5-year 237.87%
YTD 17.70%
2020 24.76%
2019 32.39%
2018 5.22%
2017 36.85%
2016 31.48%

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