NSC:NYE-Norfolk Southern Corporation

EQUITY | Transportation & Logistics | New York Stock Exchange

Last Closing Price

USD 198.58

Change

0.00 (0.00)%

Market Cap

USD 57.01B

Volume

1.72M

Average Target Price

USD 182.66 (-8.02%)
Average Analyst Rating

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About

Norfolk Southern Corp is engaged in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, & finished goods in the Southeast, East, and Midwest and, via interchange with rail carriers, to and from the rest of the United States.

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ETFs Containing NSC

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
IYT iShares Transportation Av.. 10.88 % 0.43 %

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USD 0.86B
FTXR First Trust Nasdaq Transp.. 8.51 % 0.60 %

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USD 2.48M
XLTY Cushing Transportation & .. 6.10 % 0.00 %

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USD 2.61M
TPOR Direxion Daily Transporta.. 5.33 % 0.95 %

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USD 4.68M
XTN SPDR S&P Transportation 2.66 % 0.35 %

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USD 0.16B
LRGF iShares Edge MSCI Multifa.. 2.20 % 0.20 %

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USD 1.10B
XFS:CA iShares Edge MSCI Multifa.. 2.17 % 0.51 %

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CAD 0.09B
FXR First Trust Industrials A.. 1.97 % 0.62 %

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USD 0.38B
FHG:CA First Trust AlphaDEX U.S... 1.97 % 0.76 %

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CAD 7.18M
FHG.F:CA First Trust AlphaDEX U.S... 1.97 % 0.79 %

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CAD 4.93M
RGI Invesco S&P 500 Equal Wei.. 1.48 % 0.40 %

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USD 0.25B
HONR InsightShares Patriotic E.. 1.15 % 0.65 %

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USD 2.50M
PHE.B:CA Purpose Tactical Hedged E.. 0.94 % 0.97 %

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CAD 0.03B
PHE:CA Purpose Tactical Hedged E.. 0.94 % 0.95 %

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CAD 0.01B
VMO:CA Vanguard Global Momentum .. 0.51 % 0.40 %

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CAD 0.03B

Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Transportation & Logistics)
Market Performance vs. Exchange (New York Stock Exchange)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain 32.79% 87% B+ 90% A-
Dividend Return 0.58% 16% F 31% F
Total Return 33.37% 86% B 90% A-
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain 45.21% 98% A+ 97% A+
Dividend Return 2.33% 26% F 40% F
Total Return 47.54% 98% A+ 97% A+
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 106.27% 95% A 92% A-
Dividend Return 13.23% 38% F 46% F
Total Return 119.51% 95% A 92% A-
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 15.17% 93% A 88% B+
Dividend Return 17.61% 92% A- 88% B+
Total Return 2.45% 31% F 49% F
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 26.10% 43% F 22% F
Risk Adjusted Return 67.48% 87% B+ 70% C-
Market Capitalization 30.39B 97% A+ 97% A+
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
(Transportation & Logistics)
Ratio vs. Market
(New York Stock Exchange)
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 20.64 21% F 33% F
Price/Book Ratio 3.44 12% F 22% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 3.76 24% F 34% F
Price/Free Cash Flow Ratio 30.93 15% F 16% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 16.71% 89% B+ 78% C+
Return on Invested Capital 15.26% 88% B+ 74% C
Return on Assets 7.38% 88% B+ 81% B-
Debt to Equity Ratio 66.50% 79% C+ 53% 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:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

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.

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 return on equity

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

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.

Superior return on assets

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

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

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.

What to not like:
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.

Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

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

Overpriced on cashflow basis

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

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