Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) was Initiated by Credit Agricole to “Outperform”. Credit Agricole advised their investors in a research report released on May 19, 2016.
Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Norfolk Southern Corp.. Norfolk Southern Corp. was Resumed by JP Morgan to “Neutral” on Apr 25, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by Cowen on Apr 22, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 101 from a previous price target of $89 .Norfolk Southern Corp. was Upgraded by Credit Suisse to ” Outperform” on Apr 22, 2016.
On the company’s financial health, Norfolk Southern Corp. reported $1.29 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.32 according to the earnings call on Apr 21, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.97. The company had revenue of $2420.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $2399.88 million. The company’s revenue was down -5.7 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.00 EPS.
Norfolk Southern Corp. opened for trading at $86 and hit $87.63 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $86.24, with a gain of 0.31% or 0.27 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 15,87,911 shares. Company has a market cap of $25,504 M.
In a different news, on May 6, 2016, Thomas E Hurlbut (Vice President and Controller) sold 668 shares at $89.92 per share price. According to the SEC, on Apr 26, 2016, Cynthia C Earhart (Exec. VP – Admin. and CIO) sold 6,500 shares at $90.04 per share price. On Aug 14, 2015, Wesley G Bush (director) purchased 3,000 shares at $81.38 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.
Norfolk Southern Corporation is a holding company. The Company owns a freight railroad Norfolk Southern Railway Company. The Company is engaged in the rail transportation of raw materials intermediate products and finished goods primarily in the Southeast East and Midwest and through interchange with rail carriers to and from the rest of the United States. The Company also transports overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. It provides logistics services and offers an intermodal network in the eastern half of the United States. The Company’s system reaches various individual industries electric generating facilities mines distribution centers transload facilities and other businesses located in its service area. The Company’s general merchandise market group is composed of five commodity groupings: chemicals; metals and construction; agriculture consumer products and Government; automotive and paper clay and forest products.