Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC): Price and Financial Metrics

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC): $272.31

-4.11 (-1.49%)

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  • NSC scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 97.6% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for NSC is in Stability, which has been heading up over the past 163 days.
  • NSC's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 23.33% of US stocks).

NSC Stock Summary

  • Norfolk Southern Corp's market capitalization of $67,944,220,358 is ahead of 96.17% of US-listed equities.
  • NSC's went public 36.08 years ago, making it older than 92.74% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, NSC is more volatile than merely 15% of stocks we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Norfolk Southern Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be AMOV, FDX, CM, ABB, and CI.
  • Visit NSC's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's 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

    The 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 20.31%.
  • Its 4 year price growth rate is now at 97.45%.
  • Its year over year price growth rate is now at 57.54%.
NSC's revenue has moved up $499,000,000 over the prior 67 months.

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
2021-09-30 10,863 4,183 2,916
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

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 89.98% of graded US stocks.
  • NSC's asset turnover comes in at 0.284 -- ranking 71st of 137 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
2021-09-30 0.284 0.728 0.092
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

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 $272.31 52-week high $299.20
Prev. close $276.42 52-week low $230.15
Day low $272.31 Volume 203
Day high $272.31 Avg. volume 1,141,854
50-day MA $283.43 Dividend yield 1.58%
200-day MA $271.70 Market Cap 66.27B

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Company Bio

The Norfolk Southern Railway (reporting mark NS) is a Class I freight railroad in the United States. With headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, the company operates 19,420 route miles (31,250 km) in 22 eastern states, the District of Columbia, and has rights in Canada over the Albany to Montréal route of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and previously on CN from Buffalo to St. Thomas. NS is responsible for maintaining 28,400 miles (45,700 km), with the remainder being operated under trackage rights from other parties responsible for maintenance. The most common commodity hauled on the railway is coal from mines in IndianaKentuckyPennsylvaniaTennesseeVirginia, and West Virginia. The railway also offers the largest intermodal network in eastern North America. (Source:Wikipedia)

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Yahoo | January 21, 2022

Norfolk Southern (NSC) to Post Q4 Earnings: Is a Beat Likely?

Despite supply-chain issues, Norfolk Southern's (NSC) overall revenues are likely to have improved year over year in Q4.

Yahoo | January 19, 2022

Norfolk Southern (NSC) Reports Next Week: Wall Street Expects Earnings Growth

Norfolk Southern (NSC) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Yahoo | January 19, 2022

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NSC Price Returns

1-mo N/A
3-mo -4.67%
6-mo 6.85%
1-year 13.25%
3-year 74.13%
5-year 148.23%
YTD -8.53%
2021 27.26%
2020 24.76%
2019 32.39%
2018 5.22%
2017 36.85%

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