NSC Norfolk Southern

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  • NSC
  • Price as of: Dec 19, 10:24 PM EST
  • $109.05
  • +$0.07
  • +0.1%
  • Industry
  • Railroads
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NSC Stock Dividend Data

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  • Dividend Yield
    2.09% Services Average 2.40%
  • Annual Payout
    $2.28 Paid Quarterly
  • Payout Ratio
    35.5% EPS $6.43
  • Dividend Growth
    4 yrs Since 2010
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Growth History

NSC Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
1994-2012
Annualized Growth
1994-2004
Annualized Growth
2004-2008
Annualized Growth
2008-2012
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
Annual
Growth
2012
Consecutive
Years of
Increases
Reveal More Dividend Growth History for NSC 13.4% 5.2% 4 years
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Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

NSC Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$2.0400 2013 5.2%
$1.9400 2012 16.9%
Historical Dividend Data

NSC Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.5700 2014-10-21 2014-11-05 2014-11-07 2014-12-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5700 2014-07-22 2014-07-30 2014-08-01 2014-09-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5400 2014-04-22 2014-04-30 2014-05-02 2014-06-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5400 2014-01-21 2014-02-05 2014-02-07 2014-03-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5200 2013-10-22 2013-10-30 2013-11-01 2013-12-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5200 2013-07-23 2013-07-31 2013-08-02 2013-09-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5000 2013-04-23 2013-05-01 2013-05-03 2013-06-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5000 2013-01-22 2013-01-30 2013-02-01 2013-03-11 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5000 2012-10-23 2012-10-31 2012-11-02 2012-12-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5000 2012-08-01 2012-08-09 2012-08-13 2012-09-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4700 2012-04-24 2012-05-02 2012-05-04 2012-06-11 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4700 2012-01-24 2012-02-01 2012-02-03 2012-03-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4300 2011-10-25 2011-11-02 2011-11-04 2011-12-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4300 2011-07-26 2011-08-03 2011-08-05 2011-09-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4000 2011-04-26 2011-05-04 2011-05-06 2011-06-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4000 2011-01-25 2011-02-02 2011-02-04 2011-03-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3600 2010-10-26 2010-11-03 2010-11-05 2010-12-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3600 2010-07-27 2010-08-04 2010-08-06 2010-09-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3400 2010-04-27 2010-05-05 2010-05-07 2010-06-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3400 2010-01-26 2010-02-03 2010-02-05 2010-03-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3400 2009-10-27 2009-11-04 2009-11-06 2009-12-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3400 2009-07-28 2009-08-05 2009-08-07 2009-09-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3400 2009-04-21 2009-04-29 2009-05-01 2009-06-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3400 2009-01-27 2009-02-04 2009-02-06 2009-03-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3200 2008-10-21 2008-11-05 2008-11-07 2008-12-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3200 2008-07-22 2008-07-30 2008-08-01 2008-09-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2900 2008-02-22 2008-04-30 2008-05-02 2008-06-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2900 2008-01-22 2008-01-30 2008-02-01 2008-03-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2600 2007-10-23 2007-10-31 2007-11-02 2007-12-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2600 2007-07-24 2007-08-01 2007-08-03 2007-09-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2200 2007-04-24 2007-05-02 2007-05-04 2007-06-11 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.2200 2007-01-23 2007-01-31 2007-02-02 2007-03-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1800 2006-10-23 2006-11-01 2006-11-03 2006-12-11 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1800 2006-07-25 2006-08-02 2006-08-04 2006-09-11 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1600 2006-04-25 2006-05-03 2006-05-05 2006-06-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1600 2006-01-24 2006-02-01 2006-02-03 2006-03-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1300 2005-10-19 2005-11-02 2005-11-04 2005-12-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1300 2005-07-26 2005-08-03 2005-08-05 2005-09-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1100 2005-04-22 2005-05-04 2005-05-06 2005-06-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1100 2005-01-25 2005-02-02 2005-02-04 2005-03-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1000 2004-10-25 2004-11-03 2004-11-05 2004-12-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.1000 2004-07-27 2004-08-04 2004-08-06 2004-09-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0800 2004-04-26 2004-05-05 2004-05-07 2004-06-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0800 2004-01-27 2004-02-04 2004-02-06 2004-03-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0800 2003-10-21 2003-11-05 2003-11-07 2003-12-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0800 2003-07-22 2003-07-30 2003-08-01 2003-09-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0700 2003-04-21 2003-04-30 2003-05-02 2003-06-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0700 2003-01-28 2003-02-05 2003-02-07 2003-03-10 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.0700 2002-10-22 2002-10-30 2002-11-01 2002-12-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0700 2002-07-23 2002-07-31 2002-08-02 2002-09-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2002-04-23 2002-05-01 2002-05-03 2002-06-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2002-01-22 2002-01-30 2002-02-01 2002-03-11 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2001-10-16 2001-10-31 2001-11-02 2001-12-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2001-07-24 2001-08-01 2001-08-03 2001-09-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2001-04-23 2001-05-02 2001-05-04 2001-06-11 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.0600 2001-01-23 2001-01-31 2001-02-02 2001-03-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 2000-10-23 2000-11-01 2000-11-03 2000-12-11 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 2000-07-25 2000-08-02 2000-08-04 2000-09-11 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 2000-04-25 2000-05-03 2000-05-05 2000-06-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 2000-01-25 2000-02-02 2000-02-04 2000-03-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 1999-10-20 1999-11-03 1999-11-05 1999-12-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 1999-07-27 1999-08-04 1999-08-06 1999-09-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 1999-04-26 1999-05-05 1999-05-07 1999-06-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 1999-01-26 1999-02-03 1999-02-05 1999-03-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 1998-10-16 1998-11-04 1998-11-06 1998-12-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 1998-07-28 1998-08-05 1998-08-07 1998-09-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 1998-04-17 1998-04-29 1998-05-01 1998-06-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 1998-01-27 1998-02-04 1998-02-06 1998-03-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 1997-10-13 1997-11-05 1997-11-07 1997-12-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
3-for-1 1997-07-22 1997-10-10 1997-09-05 1997-10-09 NM Stock Split NM
$0.2000 1997-07-22 1997-07-30 1997-08-01 1997-09-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 1997-04-22 1997-04-30 1997-05-02 1997-06-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 1997-01-28 1997-02-05 1997-02-07 1997-03-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1867 1996-10-22 1996-10-30 1996-11-01 1996-12-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1867 1996-07-23 1996-07-31 1996-08-02 1996-09-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1867 1996-04-19 1996-05-01 1996-05-03 1996-06-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1867 1996-01-23 1996-01-31 1996-02-02 1996-03-11 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1733 1995-10-24 1995-11-01 1995-11-03 1995-12-11 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1733 1995-07-25 1995-08-02 1995-08-04 1995-09-11 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1733 1995-04-25 1995-05-01 1995-05-05 1995-06-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1733 1995-01-24 1995-01-30 1995-02-03 1995-03-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1600 1994-10-24 1994-10-31 1994-11-04 1994-12-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1600 1994-07-26 1994-08-01 1994-08-05 1994-09-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1600 1994-04-26 1994-05-02 1994-05-06 1994-06-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1600 1994-01-25 1994-01-31 1994-02-04 1994-03-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1600 1993-10-21 1993-11-01 1993-11-05 1993-12-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1600 1993-07-27 1993-08-02 1993-08-06 1993-09-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1500 1993-04-26 1993-05-03 1993-05-07 1993-06-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1500 1993-01-26 1993-02-01 1993-02-05 1993-03-10 Unknown Regular Quarter
Company Profile

NSC Company Profile

Exchange: NYSE
Sector: Services
Industry: Railroads

Norfolk Southern (NSC) is a holding company for the Norfolk Southern Railway which is a major Class I railroad system in the US. NSC focuses on rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods. The company also transports overseas freight through many Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. It provides logistics services and offers intermodal network in the eastern half of the United States. The company was founded in 1982, and is based in Norfolf, VA.

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Norfolk Southern News

  • Before Thursday’s opening bell, a number of big name dividend stocks were the subject of analyst moves. Below, we highlight the important analyst...
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  • Wells Fargo Upgrades Norfolk Southern Corp. to "Outperform" on Lower Costs and Risks (NSC)

    Wells Fargo reported that it has boosted its rating on Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) to "Outperform" due to reduced costs and manageable risks. The firm has upgraded NSC from "Market Perform" to "Outperform," and has maintained its valuation range of $101 to $104. This range suggests up to a 12% upside from the stock's current price of $92.59. Analyst Anthony P. Gallo commented: "We are upgrading the shares of NSC to Outperform from Market Perform with unchanged ests and a 6-12 month valuation range of $101-104. On 1/22/14 following the Q4 2013 earnings report, we raised our ests (2014E to $6.52 from $6.40 and 2015E to $7.46 from $7.20) and valuation range (from $97-101). The other Class 1 Railroads have subsequently reported 2013 results and we find NSC's better-than-peer performance on expense control appealing. In turn, we think this expense performance coupled with a modest improvement in volumes provides improved earnings visibility. Lastly, we think downside EPS risk from further deterioration in coal or potential adverse crude-by-rail regulations will not be material, all else being equal. Conversely, we see upside potential to ests if domestic utility coal were to rebound from more accommodating weather or gas-to-coal switching. With improved earnings visibility via the expense structure, manageable downside earnings risks, attractive valuation and 2%+ dividend yield, we now rate the shares Outperform." Norfolk Southern shares were mostly flat during pre-market trading on Monday.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) have a 2.33% yield based on Friday's closing price of $92.59. Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Norfolk Southern Misses EPS Estimates (NSC)

    The Virginia-based railway transport company Norfolk Southern (NSC) reported quarterly operating results on Tuesday after the bell that fell short of the analysts' consensus. The transportation juggernaut posted Q2 EPS of $1.46, falling short of the widely expected $1.50 figure. The company reported operating revenues of $2.8 billion, which is about 3% lower compared with Q2 in 2012, with shipment volumes increasing by 2% as well. Wick Moorman, CEO, commented, "In the second quarter, Norfolk Southern delivered solid results, supported by growth in our chemicals, intermodal, and automotive businesses, despite continuing weakness in the coal markets," said CEO Wick Moorman. "We continue to focus on service efficiency and velocity, which is enabling us to control operating expenses and deliver superior performance to our customers". Norfolk Southern shares traded lower on Tuesday, shedding 0.66% on the day. The stock is up 24% YTD. The Bottom Line Shares of Norfolk Southern (NSC) have a 2.60% dividend yield based on Tuesday's closing price of $76.87. Norfolk Southern (NSC) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Deutsche Bank Downgrades Norfolk Southern to "Hold" (NSC)

    Analysts at Deutsche Banks downgraded railroad operator Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) on Wednesday on a valuation call, since its year-to-date performance has outpaced the S&P 500. "The run-up was driven primarily by multiple expansion (NSC's NTM P/E multiple has expanded by 12% to 12.4x YTD, and NTM EPS estimates have been raised by 7%)," Deutsche Bank analyst Justin Yagerman commented. "However, we believe NSC's export coal outlook has deteriorated in recent weeks due to continued weak demand in Europe and some softening in Asia, particularly for its high margin met coal franchise. Moreover, we have tempered our crude-by-rail pricing (revenue/carload, or RPU) assumptions, which has served to reduce our expected earnings accretion from this traffic." The analysts at Deutsche Bank downgraded NSC from "Buy" to "Hold" and see shares reaching $83. This price target suggests a 12% upside to the stock's Tuesday closing price of $74.39. Furthermore, the firm lowered Norfolk Southern's 2014 EPS estimate to $6.38. Norfolk Southern shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Wednesday. The stock is up 17.54% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of Norfolk Southern Corp (NSC) have a dividend yield of 2.69% based on last night's closing price of $74.39 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $2.00 per share. Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Norfolk Southern Sees Rise in Profits; Beats Estimates (NSC)

    Railroad controller, Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) reported increased profits on Wednesday, which beat analysts estimates. The Norfolk, VA based company reported first quarter earnings of $450 million, or $1.41 per share, up 10% from $410 million, or $1.23 per share last year. Analysts expected to see earnings of $1.17 per share. The quarterly results included a $60 million sale of Michigan land. Revenue for the quarter declined -2% to $2.74 billion, from $2.79 billion last year. Analysts expected the company to report revenue of $2.78 billion. The company's coal revenue fell by -17% to $635 million as a result of a lower volume of shipments. On the upside, NSC saw an increase in shipments for chemicals and automobiles, which helped improve revenue for the company's general merchandise segment. Norfolk Southern shares were mostly flat during premarket trading Wednesday. The stock has increased 9% in the past year. The Bottom Line Shares of Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) have a 2.64% yield, based on Tuesday's closing price of $75.84. Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Jefferies Raises Price Target on Norfolk Southern (NSC)

    Jefferies reported on Thursday that it has raised its price target on railroad transporter, Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) . The firm has maintained a "Buy" rating on NSC, and has increased the company's price target from $86 to $90. This price target suggest a 16% upside from the stock's current price of $75.83. An analyst from the firm commented, “transports rallied from 800 basis points of underperformance in 2012 to 670 basis points of outperformance in 1Q:13 into early signs of inventory restocking. While most indicators moderated in March, our unique diesel tracker reaccelerated late in the month. We await confirmation in other data in coming weeks, but for now we are inclined to stay the course: 2013 is still poised to be ‘The Year of Transports'!" Norfolk Southern shares were mostly flat during premarket trading Thursday. The stock has increased 12% in the past year. The Bottom Line Shares of Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) have a 2.64% yield, based on Wednesday's closing price of $75.83. Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Cowen Group Boosts Numbers on Norfolk Southern (NSC)

    Analysts at Cowen increased earning estimates on railroad transporter Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) on Tuesday due to better-than-expected traffic and operational metrics. The analysts also raised the price target on NSC to $85. That target suggests a 13% upside to Monday's closing price of $75.11. Norfolk Southern shares were up 58 cents, or +0.77%, during morning trading on Tuesday. The stock is up +10.67% over the past twelve months. The Bottom Line Shares of Norfolk Southern (NSC) have a dividend yield of 2.63% based on Tuesday's intraday trading price of $75.92 and the company's annualized dividend payout of $2.00 per share. Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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