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

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC): $242.35

-0.20 (-0.08%)

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  • NSC scores best on the Quality dimension, with a Quality rank ahead of 86.03% of US stocks.
  • NSC's strongest trending metric is Growth; it's been moving up over the last 177 days.
  • NSC ranks lowest in Value; there it ranks in the 21st percentile.

NSC Stock Summary

  • NSC has a higher market value than 96.26% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $57,255,780,017.
  • With a one year PEG ratio of 218.46, NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP is expected to have a higher PEG ratio (a measure of how expensive a stock is relative to its expected earnings growth) than 89.01% of US stocks.
  • NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 93.49% of US equities in our set.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP, a group of peers worth examining would be FDX, CNC, CP, PNC, and CHTR.
  • 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/sales ratio is 140% higher, now standing at 4.8.
  • Over the past 243 months, NSC's price/sales ratio has gone up 3.5.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for NSC.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
NSC 2022-11-30 4.8 4.6 18.3 15.4
NSC 2022-11-29 4.7 4.5 18.1 15.2
NSC 2022-11-28 4.7 4.4 17.8 15.0
NSC 2022-11-25 4.7 4.5 18.0 15.2
NSC 2022-11-23 4.7 4.5 17.9 15.1
NSC 2022-11-22 4.7 4.5 17.9 15.1

NSC Growth Metrics

    Its 2 year price growth rate is now at 45.58%.
  • Its 3 year revenue growth rate is now at -1.41%.
  • Its 5 year price growth rate is now at 50.44%.
Over the past 33 months, NSC's revenue has gone up $1,064,000,000.

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
2022-09-30 12,360 4,366 3,240
2022-06-30 11,869 4,169 3,035
2022-03-31 11,418 4,234 3,035
2021-12-31 11,142 4,255 3,005
2021-09-30 10,863 4,183 2,916
2021-06-30 10,517 3,976 2,732

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 $242.35 52-week high $299.20
Prev. close $242.55 52-week low $203.65
Day low $241.46 Volume 354,904
Day high $244.55 Avg. volume 1,338,973
50-day MA $231.28 Dividend yield 2.04%
200-day MA $244.45 Market Cap 56.11B

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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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.

4 Railroad Stocks to Capitalize on Strong Freight Demand

The Zacks Transportation - Rail industry is gaining from a favorable freight environment. This bodes well for stocks like UNP, CP, CSX and NSC.

Yahoo | November 28, 2022

Returns Are Gaining Momentum At Norfolk Southern (NYSE:NSC)

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Yahoo | November 27, 2022

Norfolk Southern: Share Repurchases Seem To Be Funded By Debt (NYSE:NSC)

This article is part of a series that covers Class-1 railroads in North America, covering Norfolk Southern. See why I confirm my Hold rating on NSC stock.

Seeking Alpha | November 26, 2022

Cowen sees rising risk of rail strike

Cowen analysts on Wednesday said the possibility of the first U.S. rail strike since 1991 is currently at about 30% after statements earlier this week from union members. "Channel checks suggest that customers are already pulling freight off the rails as strike risk rises," analyst Jason Seidl said in a research note. Back in September when a potential work stoppage had loomed ahead of the midterm elections, Seidl projected a roughly 15% chance of a rail strike. While Congress appears motivated to intervene if a strike takes place, Seidl said he''s seeing "clear stubbornness from both sides that is likely increasing animosity" and that strike sentiment appears to be growing and shippers are taking action. The president of the Association of American Railroads said Monday, "The window co...

MarketWatch | November 23, 2022

Norfolk Southern (NSC) to Benefit From CSR Buyout: Here's How

The deal is expected to boost Norfolk Southern's (LUV) railway operations geographically.

Yahoo | November 23, 2022

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NSC Price Returns

1-mo 2.85%
3-mo -0.91%
6-mo 6.78%
1-year -14.02%
3-year 34.02%
5-year 88.93%
YTD -16.98%
2021 27.26%
2020 24.76%
2019 32.39%
2018 5.22%
2017 36.85%

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