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

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC): $255.75

-2.85 (-1.10%)

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  • NSC scores best on the Momentum dimension, with a Momentum rank ahead of 94.47% of US stocks.
  • NSC's strongest trending metric is Momentum; it's been moving up over the last 179 days.
  • NSC's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 20.86% of US stocks).

NSC Stock Summary

  • NSC has a higher market value than 96.08% of US stocks; more precisely, its current market capitalization is $68,494,824,653.
  • NSC's went public 36.27 years ago, making it older than 92.84% of listed US stocks we're tracking.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, NSC is more volatile than only 12.69% of stocks we're observing.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to Norfolk Southern Corp are AMOV, CP, FDX, CI, and TFC.
  • 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

    Its 2 year net cashflow from operations growth rate is now at 23.05%.
  • Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at -30.22%.
  • The 4 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 25.86%.
NSC's revenue has moved up $1,236,000,000 over the prior 15 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
2021-12-31 11,142 4,255 3,005
2021-09-30 10,863 4,183 2,916
2021-06-30 10,517 3,976 2,732
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

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 $255.75 52-week high $299.20
Prev. close $258.60 52-week low $217.00
Day low $255.11 Volume 822,030
Day high $257.89 Avg. volume 1,323,608
50-day MA $237.61 Dividend yield 1.92%
200-day MA $261.91 Market Cap 60.07B

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.

Norfolk Southern (NSC) Down 5.8% Since Last Earnings Report: Can It Rebound?

Norfolk Southern (NSC) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.

Yahoo | February 25, 2022

Norfolk Southern to present at Citi's 2022 Global Industrial Tech and Mobility Conference

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) President Alan H. Shaw and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mark R. George will make a presentation at Citi's 2022 Global Industrial Tech and Mobility Conference. Details on joining the presentation follow below.

Yahoo | February 17, 2022

Norfolk Southern offering starting bonuses of up to $5,000 for conductor trainees

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) today announced that it is offering starting bonuses of up to $5,000 for conductor trainees in priority locations, and $2,500 for other locations. Priority locations include: Binghamton, NY; Buffalo, NY; Cincinnati, OH; Louisville, KY; Manassas, VA; Harrisburg, PA; Conway, PA; Birmingham, AL; Sheffield, AL; Chattanooga, TN; Roanoke, VA; and Linwood, NC.

Yahoo | February 17, 2022

Norfolk Southern appoints Paul B. Duncan vice president of network planning and operations, John Friedmann to retire

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) announced today that Paul B. Duncan has been appointed Vice President Network Planning and Operations. Duncan succeeds John Friedmann, who is retiring on March 1, 2022, after 27 years with Norfolk Southern. He will join the company in March, and report to Chief Operating Officer Cindy Sanborn.

Yahoo | February 17, 2022

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NSC Price Returns

1-mo 8.05%
3-mo 12.30%
6-mo -4.44%
1-year -0.70%
3-year 57.09%
5-year 136.46%
YTD -12.88%
2021 27.26%
2020 24.76%
2019 32.39%
2018 5.22%
2017 36.85%

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