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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 27181.6. It is in the Railroads industry and sector Services, with a current P/E of 17, a forward P/E of 15 and EPS of 5.39. At a stock price of 91.2 (-0.45%) it has a dividend yield of 2.58%.

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 10.95% and more long-term 10.84% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 29.40%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 2.00% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -5.70%.

For performance, Norfolk Southern Corporation the past week has seen a gain of 5.36%. For the last month performance for Norfolk Southern Corporation is 8.81%. While the last quarter is 13.10% and half year, 29.64%. Finally for the year, performance is 9.84%.

The 52-week high for Norfolk Southern Corporation, is at -6.20%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 42.32%. The 20-day simple moving average is 6.69% and 11.64% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 2.12%, and for the month it is 2.10%. Norfolk Southern Corporation, has a target price of 90.09.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.77, and for total debt/equity Norfolk Southern Corporation has 0.78. The gross margin is 39.20%, while operating margin is 29.00%, the profit margin is 15.70%. The current ratio is 1.1 and the quick ratio is 0.9.

Insider ownership is at 0.10%, with instituitional ownership at 68.30%. Norfolk Southern Corporation has a payout ratio of 43.40%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 296.71. The shares float is 294.56, with the float short at 0.96%, with short ratio coming to 1.6.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Norfolk Southern Corporation, get 4.80%, with its returns on investment at 8.90%. Return on equity is 13.40%. So will the investors see the target price of 90.09, reached soon?

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