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Last $100.65 USD
Change Today +0.38 / 0.38%
Volume 2.7M
NSC On Other Exchanges
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As of 8:04 PM 04/17/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

norfolk southern corp (NSC) Snapshot

Open
$99.40
Previous Close
$100.27
Day High
$100.80
Day Low
$99.30
52 Week High
11/25/14 - $117.64
52 Week Low
05/5/14 - $92.69
Market Cap
30.8B
Average Volume 10 Days
2.9M
EPS TTM
$6.39
Shares Outstanding
306.3M
EX-Date
02/4/15
P/E TM
15.8x
Dividend
$2.36
Dividend Yield
2.26%
Current Stock Chart for NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP (NSC)

norfolk southern corp (NSC) Details

Norfolk Southern Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods. As of December 31, 2014, it operated approximately 20,000 miles of road in 22 states and the District of Columbia. The company also operates scheduled passenger trains; transports overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports; and provides logistics services. In addition, it provides bimodal truckload transportation services primarily utilizing RoadRailer trailers, a hybrid technology that facilitates over-the-road and on-the-rail transportation in the eastern United States, as well as in Ontario and Quebec through a network of terminals. Further, the company engages in the acquisition, leasing, and management of coal, oil, gas, and minerals; development of commercial real estate; telecommunications; and leasing or sale of rail property and equipment. The company was founded in 1883 and is based Norfolk, Virginia.

29,482 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/11/15
Founded in 1883

norfolk southern corp (NSC) Top Compensated Officers

Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer a...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
President and Director
Total Annual Compensation: $750.0K
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $500.0K
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $600.0K
Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice ...
Total Annual Compensation: $600.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

norfolk southern corp (NSC) Key Developments

Norfolk Southern Corporation, Q1 2015 Guidance/Update Call, Apr 14, 2015

Norfolk Southern Corporation, Q1 2015 Guidance/Update Call, Apr 14, 2015

Norfolk Southern Corporation Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter of 2015

Norfolk Southern Corporation provided earnings guidance for the first quarter of 2015. For the period, the company expected first quarter 2015 earnings at $1.00 per share, down 15% from the same quarter last year. The reduction in earnings is primarily due to lower than expected revenues, although certain expense items also affected the comparison. Revenue decreases reflect reductions in fuel surcharge revenue in each of NS' three commodity groups, continued reductions in coal volumes, and a lower average revenue per unit related to the mix of business. Lower overall expenses were aided by declining fuel expense but hurt by weather and service recovery costs. First quarter 2015 revenues are expected to be about $2.6 billion, a 5% decrease compared with the same period last year. Coal shipments continue to experience downward pressure, weighted by a significant decline in export coal volume. Merchandise saw growth in volumes, though revenues declined due to unfavorable revenue per unit brought on by reduced fuel revenues and changes in the mix of traffic. Within the intermodal category, increased volumes and core pricing gains roughly offset the impact of lower average revenue per unit due to fuel revenue reductions. Following the weather related challenges of the first quarter, volumes are expected to rebound in the second quarter, with the exception of coal, which will continue to be pressured given current market dynamics. In the current energy environment, revenues for the year are expected to be less than revenues for 2014, and the Company continues to focus on improving core pricing as service levels improve.

Norfolk Southern Corporation Reports Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2014

Norfolk Southern Corporation reported earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2014. Net income for the year ended December 31, 2014 was $2 billion, or $6.39 per diluted share, compared to $1.91 billion, or $6.04 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2013. Railway operating revenues for the year ended December 31, 2014 were $11.62 billion, compared to $11.24 billion for the year ended December 31, 2013. Income from railway operations for the year ended December 31, 2014 was $3.57 billion, compared to $3.26 billion for the year ended December 31, 2013. Income before income taxes for the year ended December 31, 2014 was $3.13 billion, compared to $2.96 billion for the year ended December 31, 2013.

 

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