Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC): Price and Financial Metrics

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC)

Today's Latest Price: $193.06 USD

0.67 (0.35%)

Updated Aug 5 8:04pm

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Overall POWR Rating

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Industry Rank:

Ranked of 14 in Railroads

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NSC Stock Summary

  • Norfolk Southern Corp's market capitalization of $49,080,468,030 is ahead of 96% of US-listed equities.
  • Norfolk Southern Corp's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 92.88% of US equities in our set.
  • The volatility of Norfolk Southern Corp's share price is greater than that of only 13.9% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Norfolk Southern Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be CP, BH, AVA, RDN, and RGCO.
  • 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 $193.06 52-week high $219.88
Prev. close $192.39 52-week low $112.62
Day low $192.21 Volume 1,135,700
Day high $194.73 Avg. volume 1,739,820
50-day MA $181.48 Dividend yield 1.95%
200-day MA $181.27 Market Cap 53.17B

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:
$193.06$153.11 -20%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Norfolk Southern Corp with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Norfolk Southern Corp ranked in the 43th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. We should note, though, that all scenearios modelled for this stock suggest it is overvalued. The most interesting components of our discounted cash flow analysis for Norfolk Southern Corp ended up being:

  • The company's balance sheet shows it gets 79% of its capital from equity, and 21% of its capital from debt. Its equity weight surpasses that of 58.36% of free cash flow generating stocks in the Industrials sector.
  • Norfolk Southern Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 7%; for context, that number is higher than only 23.46% of tickers in our DCF set.

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AVY, NNBR, ZNH, BKNG, and WCN 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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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 Seeks To Boost Its Intermodal Market Share

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC ) is planning to add more intermodal service products in the Southern U.S. as a way to take volume away from the trucking market, executives said during the company's second-quarter earnings call on Wednesday, July 29. Those products, which could be launched as early as the third quarter of this year, include products between the U.S. Southwest and the U.S. Southeast, as well as between the U.S. Southeast to the U.S. Northeast, said NS Chief Marketing Officer Alan Shaw. "They are a new level of product that is not out there in the marketplace right now, or had not been. We're confident that…it's going to help us grow moving forward," Shaw said. Railroad executives said NS is seeking to take advantage of higher spot truck prices and tight truck mar...

Benzinga | July 30, 2020

Norfolk Southern edges higher after Q2 results arrive ahead of estimates

Norfolk Southern (NSC) reports railway operating revenues fell 29% Y/Y to $2.1B, driven by a 26% decline in total volume. The company's operating ratio was 70.7% vs. 70.6% consensus. "Underscoring our commitment to shareholder value, we forged ahead with our ongoing transformation by further reducing our hump yard footprint, achieving...

Seeking Alpha | July 29, 2020

Norfolk Southern EPS beats by $0.15, beats on revenue

Norfolk Southern (NSC): Q2 GAAP EPS of $1.53 beats by $0.15.Revenue of $2.09B (-28.7% Y/Y) beats by $30M.Operating ratio was 70.7% vs. consensus of 70.6%.Press Release...

Seeking Alpha | July 29, 2020

Pandemic Puts Pressure On Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern's (NYSE: NSC ) net profits for the second quarter slipped 46% to $392 million, or $1.53 in diluted earnings per share, compared with $722 million, or $2.70 in diluted earnings per share, in the second quarter of 2019. A 26% decline in rail volumes contributed to the drop in profits year-over-year. Operating revenues fell 29% to $2.1 billion. Meanwhile, operating expenses slipped 21% to $1.5 billion on lower expenses for fuel, compensation and benefits and purchased services. Income from railway operations was $610 million, a 43% drop from nearly $1.07 billion in the second quarter of 2019. The profit decline in the second quarter … Full story available on

Benzinga | July 29, 2020

Norfolk Southern profit falls 46% as virus slows shipments

Norfolk Southern Corp.’s second-quarter profit fell 46% as the railroad hauled 26% less freight because of the coronavirus outbreak’s impact on the economy

ABC News | July 29, 2020

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NSC Price Returns

1-mo 8.08%
3-mo 13.85%
6-mo -7.63%
1-year 8.07%
3-year 77.73%
5-year 164.50%
YTD 0.45%
2019 32.39%
2018 5.22%
2017 36.85%
2016 31.48%
2015 -20.80%

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