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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Norfolk Southern Corporation, NSC

Norfolk Southern Corporation, NSC is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Railroads in the sector of Services. Based in USA, Norfolk Southern Corporation, NSCĀ  has a market cap of 25537.11. Since its IPO date on the 6/2/1982, Norfolk Southern Corporation, NSC performance year to date is 3.76%. Today Norfolk Southern Corporation, NSC has gained 2.83%, with a current price of 86.42.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 69.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 43.40%. Return of assets are at 4.80%, with return on investment at 8.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Norfolk Southern Corporation, NSC is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.77. While Total debt/equity is 0.78. With a profit margin of 15.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 39.20%, and operating margin of 29.00%. Norfolk Southern Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.1, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Norfolk Southern Corporation, NSC has seen a EPS growth of -20.10%. A performance for the year of 4.01%. The 52-week high is -11.12%, and the 52-week low is 34.86%. The average volume for Norfolk Southern Corporation, NSC is 2131448.

With a target price of 89.8, can Norfolk Southern Corporation, NSC reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Norfolk Southern Corporation, NSC. Norfolk Southern Corporation has a P/E of 16.04 and a forward P/E of 14.06. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.48. Norfolk Southern Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.46 and 2.1 respectively. For P/cash, Norfolk Southern Corporation has a value of 43.36, while it is 491.1 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 86.42, Norfolk Southern Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.73%. We see a return on equity of 13.40%.

Looking more long-term Norfolk Southern Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 10.84%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 10.46% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -20.10% for this year and for the last five years a 4.90% growth has been seen.

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