Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) – Full Trading Performance Analysis

Scanlon Jennifer F., Director, added 525 shares of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) to its portfolio at the rate of $191.52 per share valuing $100,546 on Jul 29. The insider has now 525 shares of the company to its portfolio. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $197.38, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $199.17. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $194.08 and a 2nd Support Level at $192.57. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) was $195.58. Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) stock has gained $13.58, or 7.46%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $23.91, or 13.93%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $16.55, or 9.24%. This year-to-date, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) shares have gained $46.04, or 30.79%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) stock, 50% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 50% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Sell .” Looking further ahead, 50% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

With 260,747 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $50,313,744K. Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) generates $11,458 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $2,666 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 13.02%, a 3-Year Total Return of 91.22%, and a 5-year Total Return of 66.30%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 49.02%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.940 per share on 10/31/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 1.95%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 3.76.

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in 09/19, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) reported earnings of $2.58 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $2.57 per share, representing a 0.01 difference and 0.39% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in 06/19, the reported earnings of $2.70 represented a -0.07 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $2.77 per share, which was a -2.53% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 12/2019, the average earnings estimate is $2.39 per share. This estimate came from a total of 8 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $2.48 and the low estimate was $2.21. In the year-ago quarter, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) generated per-share earnings of $2.57. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -7.00%.

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 3 purchases (3,452 shares in total) and 3 sale (1,635 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 7 insider buys amounting to 39,965 shares and 8 insider sales amounting to 39,715 shares. In the past full year, 30 insider purchases were made (involving 155,741 shares) and 35 insider sell-offs equivalent to 99,793 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) has a Current Ratio of 0.72, a Quick Ratio of 0.64 and a Cash Ratio of 0.14. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 74.37, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 42.65, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 31.20. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 6.90 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 70.56.