Pettyjohn Wood White Inc buys $3.2 Million stake in Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC)

Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) : Pettyjohn Wood White Inc scooped up 160 additional shares in Norfolk Southern Corp. during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 12, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 37,476 shares of Norfolk Southern Corp. which is valued at $3.2 Million.Norfolk Southern Corp. makes up approximately 1.32% of Pettyjohn Wood White Inc’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Bell State Bank Trust boosted its stake in NSC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 4,175 additional shares and now holds a total of 21,598 shares of Norfolk Southern Corp. which is valued at $1.9 Million. Norfolk Southern Corp. makes up approx 1.21% of Bell State Bank Trust’s portfolio.Essex Financial Services boosted its stake in NSC in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 65 additional shares and now holds a total of 11,697 shares of Norfolk Southern Corp. which is valued at $1 Million. Norfolk Southern Corp. makes up approx 0.25% of Essex Financial Services’s portfolio. Fdo Partners added NSC to its portfolio by purchasing 6,946 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $597,148. Norfolk Southern Corp. makes up approx 0.39% of Fdo Partners’s portfolio.Packer Co Ltd reduced its stake in NSC by selling 95,000 shares or 34.82% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 177,800 shares of NSC which is valued at $15.9 Million. Norfolk Southern Corp. makes up approx 2.57% of Packer Co Ltd’s portfolio.

Norfolk Southern Corp. opened for trading at $84.79 and hit $85.75 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $85.44, with a gain of 1.32% or 1.11 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 14,18,781 shares. Company has a market cap of $25,268 M.

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.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Norfolk Southern Corp.. Norfolk Southern Corp. was Initiated by Credit Agricole to “Outperform” on May 19, 2016. 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 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.

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