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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 28597.69. It is in the Railroads industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 18.19, a forward P/E of 15.95 and EPS of 5.33. At a stock price of 97.04 (1.30%) it has a dividend yield of 2.43%.

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 11.57% 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 1.58%. For the last month performance for Norfolk Southern Corporation is 1.99%. While the last quarter is 16.25% and half year, 22.78%. Finally for the year, performance is 25.84%.

The 52-week high for Norfolk Southern Corporation, is at -0.71%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 52.45%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.74% and 16.35% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.53%, and for the month it is 1.67%. Norfolk Southern Corporation, has a target price of 94.19.

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 41.40%, 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 70.20%. Norfolk Southern Corporation has a payout ratio of 43.90%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 294.7. The shares float is 292.38, with the float short at 0.99%, with short ratio coming to 2.07.

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 94.19, reached soon?

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