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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 91.43 (-0.14% today). The market cap for Norfolk Southern Corporation is 27166.77, and is in the sector Services, and Railroads industry. The target price for Norfolk Southern Corporation is 90.09. Currently Norfolk Southern Corporation is trading with a P/E of 16.99, and a forward P/E of 14.99. Average volume for Norfolk Southern Corporation is 1721.81 and so far today it is 357167.

Performance in the last year for Norfolk Southern Corporation has been 10.52%. For EPS growth, Norfolk Southern Corporation has seen a growth of -20.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 10.95%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 4.90% over the last five years and could be 10.84% for the next five years. Norfolk Southern Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -5.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 29.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is 6.79%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 11.62%.

Since the IPO date for Norfolk Southern Corporation on the 6/2/1982, Norfolk Southern Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 9.93%. With Norfolk Southern Corporation trading at 91.43, the dividend yield is 2.58%, and the EPS is 5.39.

So could Norfolk Southern Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 16.99. The PEG is 1.57, P/S is 2.62 and the P/B is at 2.23. The P/cash is 46.12, with P/free cash flow at 522.44.

Norfolk Southern Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.1, and the quick ratio is 0.9. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.77, and total debt/equity at 0.78.

In terms of margins, Norfolk Southern Corporation has a gross margin of 39.20%, an operating margin of 29.00% and a profit margin of 15.70%.Payout ratio for Norfolk Southern Corporation is 43.40%. Return on assets come to 4.80% with return on investment coming to 8.90%.

Insider ownership for Norfolk Southern Corporation, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 68.30%. Outstanding shares are at 296.71. While shares float is 294.56. The float short is currently 0.96%, and short ratio is 1.65.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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