Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC): Price and Financial Metrics

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC): $245.07

2.90 (+1.20%)

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  • NSC scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 92.2% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for NSC is in Momentum, which has been heading up over the past 48 weeks.
  • NSC ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 27th percentile.

NSC Stock Summary

  • NSC has a higher market value than 95.66% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $59,809,261,791.
  • NSC's went public 35.75 years ago, making it older than 92.65% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • The volatility of Norfolk Southern Corp's share price is greater than that of only 6.95% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks that are quantitatively similar to NSC, based on their financial statements, market capitalization, and price volatility, are CP, FDX, AMOV, ENB, and ICE.
  • NSC's SEC filings can be seen here. And to visit Norfolk Southern Corp's official web site, go to

NSC Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Industrials stock, NSC's price/earnings ratio is 9.79% lower, now standing at 23.5.
  • NSC's price/sales ratio has moved up 4.9 over the prior 243 months.
  • NSC's price/sales ratio has moved up 4.9 over the prior 243 months.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for NSC.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
NSC 2021-08-26 6.1 4.5 23.5 18.4
NSC 2021-08-25 6.1 4.5 23.6 18.5
NSC 2021-08-24 6.1 4.5 23.5 18.4
NSC 2021-08-23 6.2 4.5 23.8 18.7
NSC 2021-08-20 6.2 4.5 23.7 18.6
NSC 2021-08-19 6.2 4.5 23.7 18.6

NSC Growth Metrics

  • Its 5 year net income to common stockholders growth rate is now at 42.2%.
  • Its 5 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 40.42%.
  • Its year over year price growth rate is now at 57.54%.
Over the past 70 months, NSC's revenue has gone down $346,000,000.

The table below shows NSC's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2021-06-30 10,517 3,976 2,732
2021-03-31 9,803 3,697 2,305
2020-12-31 9,789 3,637 2,013
2020-09-30 9,906 3,662 2,008
2020-06-30 10,241 3,698 2,096
2020-03-31 11,081 3,966 2,426

NSC's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • NSC has a Quality Grade of B, ranking ahead of 88.7% of graded US stocks.
  • NSC's asset turnover comes in at 0.275 -- ranking 66th of 138 Transportation stocks.
  • CSX, UNP, and PTSI are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with NSC.

The table below shows NSC's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-06-30 0.275 0.720 0.087
2021-03-31 0.258 0.710 0.076
2020-12-31 0.258 0.706 0.067
2020-09-30 0.262 0.700 0.066
2020-06-30 0.272 0.702 0.069
2020-03-31 0.295 0.701 0.079

NSC Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of NSC, see our NSC price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $290.78 Average Broker Recommendation 1.67 (Moderate Buy)

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NSC Price/Volume Stats

Current price $245.07 52-week high $295.14
Prev. close $242.17 52-week low $196.15
Day low $241.84 Volume 1,178,000
Day high $246.70 Avg. volume 1,185,169
50-day MA $255.79 Dividend yield 1.78%
200-day MA $260.06 Market Cap 60.53B

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.

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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.

3 Railroad Stocks to Watch as Industry Continues to Recover

Watch out for railroad stocks like Union Pacific (UNP), Norfolk Southern (NSC) and CSX (CSX) as the U.S. railroad industry continues its recovery from the pandemic-induced slump.

Yahoo | September 16, 2021

Top Railroad Stocks for Q4 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.

Yahoo | September 14, 2021

Is Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) Expensive For A Reason? A Look At Its Intrinsic Value

Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of Norfolk Southern Corporation ( NYSE:NSC ) by...

Yahoo | September 13, 2021

Norfolk Southern Grants $400,000 to Food Banks to Combat Food Insecurity

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) today announced $400,000 in grants to 31 food banks located across the states served by the company. The funds will directly support local efforts to combat food insecurity, as well as other assistance initiatives supporting children, families, and senior citizens. This latest set of grants builds on Norfolk Southern's longstanding commitment of giving to these critical community organizations.

Yahoo | September 9, 2021

Norfolk Southern to present at Cowen 14th Annual Global Transportation & Sustainable Mobility Conference

NORFOLK, Va., Sept. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mark R. George and Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Alan H. Shaw will make a presentation at: Cowen 14th Annual Global

PR Newswire | September 3, 2021

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NSC Price Returns

1-mo -5.58%
3-mo -7.42%
6-mo -8.86%
1-year 13.63%
3-year 43.43%
5-year 189.44%
YTD 4.36%
2020 24.76%
2019 32.39%
2018 5.22%
2017 36.85%
2016 31.48%

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