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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) ?

The company in question is, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) currently with a stock price of 115.81 (2.91% today). The market cap for Norfolk Southern Corporation is 35983.32, and is in the sector Services, and Railroads industry. The target price for Norfolk Southern Corporation is 122.26. Currently Norfolk Southern Corporation is trading with a P/E of 20.75, and a forward P/E of 16.78. Average volume for Norfolk Southern Corporation is 2044.72 and so far today it is 2366600.

Performance in the last year for Norfolk Southern Corporation has been 42.79%. For EPS growth, Norfolk Southern Corporation has seen a growth of 10.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 11.50%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 0.60% over the last five years and could be 11.78% for the next five years. Norfolk Southern Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -1.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 15.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.27%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 12.53%.

Since the IPO date for Norfolk Southern Corporation on the 06/02/1982, Norfolk Southern Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 7.72%. With Norfolk Southern Corporation trading at 115.81, the dividend yield is 2.11%, and the EPS is 5.58.

So could Norfolk Southern Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 20.75. The PEG is 1.76, P/S is 3.64 and the P/B is at 2.78. The P/cash is 37.64, with P/free cash flow at 79.61.

Norfolk Southern Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.9. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.77, and total debt/equity at 0.82.

In terms of margins, Norfolk Southern Corporation has a gross margin of 44.60%, an operating margin of 31.10% and a profit margin of 16.80%.Payout ratio for Norfolk Southern Corporation is 41.90%. Return on assets come to 4.80% with return on investment coming to 9.50%.

Insider ownership for Norfolk Southern Corporation, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 66.20%. Outstanding shares are at 310.71. While shares float is 310.23. The float short is currently 1.11%, and short ratio is 1.69.

Graphs: Norfolk Southern Corporation NYSE: NSC | Friday April 21, 2017

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