NSC:NYE-Norfolk Southern Corporation

COMMON STOCK | Railroads | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 169.28

Change

-4.51 (-2.60)%

Market Cap

USD -1,467,138,048.00

Volume

1.90M

Average Target Price

USD 201.61 (+19.10%)
Average Analyst Rating

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About

Norfolk Southern Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods. The company transports industrial products, including chemicals, agriculture, and metals and construction materials; and coal, automobiles, and automotive parts. It also transports overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports; and provides commuter passenger services. As of December 31, 2018, the company operated approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia in the United States. Norfolk Southern Corporation was founded in 1883 and is based in Norfolk, Virginia.

Market Stats

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Relative Performance (Total Returns)

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Relative Returns (From:    To: 2019-08-23 )

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ETFs Containing NSC

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
IYT 10.48 % 0.42 %

N/A

N/A
FTXR First Trust Nasdaq Transp.. 7.45 % 0.60 %

-0.06 (-0.27%)

USD 7.17M
XLTY Cushing Transportation & .. 4.92 % 0.00 %

-0.81 (-3.44%)

USD 0.50M
XFS:CA iShares Edge MSCI Multifa.. 1.94 % 0.51 %

N/A

CAD 0.08B
LRGF iShares Edge MSCI Multifa.. 1.94 % 0.20 %

-0.81 (-2.59%)

USD 1.07B
XFA:CA iShares Edge MSCI Multifa.. 1.93 % 0.51 %

N/A

CAD 0.04B
CMUE.F:CA 1.15 % 0.00 %

N/A

N/A
CMUE:CA CIBC Multifactor U.S. Equ.. 1.15 % 0.00 %

N/A

CAD 0.03B
TPOR Direxion Daily Transporta.. 1.13 % 0.95 %

-2.68 (-11.63%)

USD 5.24M

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Railroads)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 13.20% 50% F 65% D
Dividend Return 1.78% 70% C- 52% F
Total Return 14.98% 50% F 65% D
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -2.51% 42% F 57% F
Dividend Return 1.99% 60% D- 39% F
Total Return -0.52% 42% F 55% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 60.49% 100% A+ 85% B
Dividend Return 12.73% 90% A- 48% F
Total Return 73.22% 100% A+ 86% B
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 18.08% 100% A+ 91% A-
Dividend Return 2.44% 82% B- 52% F
Total Return 20.52% 100% A+ 91% A-
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 25.28% 33% F 26% F
Risk Adjusted Return 81.17% 100% A+ 81% B-
Market Capitalization -1,467,138,048.00 31% F 7% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Railroads)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 16.86 69% D+ 53% F
Price/Book Ratio 2.99 46% F 28% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 12.29 54% F 34% F
EV/EBITDA 10.90 77% C+ 44% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 17.59% 69% D+ 82% B-
Return on Invested Capital 12.10% 77% C+ 78% C+
Return on Assets 7.18% 69% D+ 86% B
Debt to Equity Ratio 70.56% 55% F 51% F
Technical Ratios  
Short Ratio 1.87 54% F 60% D-
Short Percent 1.33% 70% C- 86% B
Beta 1.23 38% F 27% F
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Quarterly Financials (USD)

Analyst Rating

Target Price Action Rating Action Analyst Rating Price Date

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

Superior total returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual total returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Underpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

What to not like:
Low market capitalization

This is among the smaller entities in its sectors with below median market capitalization. That may make it less stable in the long run unless it has a unique technology or market which can help it grow or get acquired in future.

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Dividend Growth

This stock has shown below median dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.