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How has Norfolk Southern Corporation:(NYSE:NSC) performed recently?

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 25657.62. It is in the Railroads industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 16.34, a forward P/E of 14.32 and EPS of 5.33. At a stock price of 88.04 (1.00%) it has a dividend yield of 2.71%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 4.90%, more recently this last year it has grown by -20.10%. The next year growth is going to be about 11.42% and more long-term 10.78% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -3.90%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 2.00% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -9.50%.

For performance, Norfolk Southern Corporation the past week has seen a gain of -6.02%. For the last month performance for Norfolk Southern Corporation is 2.31%. While the last quarter is -1.56% and half year, 32.94%. Finally for the year, performance is 8.21%.

The 52-week high for Norfolk Southern Corporation, is at -9.45%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 37.38%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.07% and 6.88% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.19%, and for the month it is 1.97%. Norfolk Southern Corporation, has a target price of 91.52.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.78, and for total debt/equity Norfolk Southern Corporation has 0.82. The gross margin is 39.90%, while operating margin is 29.30%, the profit margin is 15.80%. The current ratio is 1.1 and the quick ratio is 0.9.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 68.50%. Norfolk Southern Corporation has a payout ratio of 43.90%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 294.34. The shares float is 290.61, with the float short at 0.88%, with short ratio coming to 1.57.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Norfolk Southern Corporation, get 4.70%, with its returns on investment at 8.90%. Return on equity is 13.10%. So will the investors see the target price of 91.52, reached soon?

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