Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Stock Forecast & Predictions

Norfolk Southern Corp. NSC: $270.86

3 Commercial Pl, Norfolk, Virginia, US. | Sector: Transportation and Warehousing | Exchange: NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE, INC. | Web: http://www.nscorp.com/

  • Market Cap$68.79B
  • Change (52 Weeks)71.78%
  • Low (52 Weeks)$144.63
  • Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Forecast Based on Technical Analysis


    Neutral
    Based on 16 Technical Indicators where 31.25% are on Buy, 18.75% on Sell, and 50.00% Neutral.

    According to the market data, Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) stock price is $270.86 and the 52 weeks low is $144.63, which means the Norfolk Southern Corp. stock price is up 71.78% in the last 12 months.

    Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Stock Price is not Trending currently as per the Weekly Chart, which means the price may range between specific high and low levels for the next few months, unless some significant changes take place in the market performance or news.

    Technical Indicators are algorithms that are used mostly by Technical traders to predict the price action of a stock.

    Based on our analysis of 16 technical indicators, 31.25% are indicating that NSC Stock price might rise further, 18.75% indicating that NSC Stock price might fall, and 50.00% are in a neutral position.

    Based on these technical algorithms, overall NSC stock price has a Neutral Signal, which means the stock price has the potential to move either up or down, depending on the nature of consolidating market phase, since majority of indicators are providing a neutral signal.

    Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Stock Forecast By Analysts


    Strong Buy
    Analysts Recommendations for Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) is based on 30 Institutional Analyst Ratings where 43.33% are on Strong Buy, 20.00% on Moderate Buy, 30.00% remains on Hold, 0.00% are on Moderate Sell and 6.67% are on Strong Sell.

    Out of 30 Institutional Analysts, majority recommended NSC stock as Strong Buy. Since most investors and traders follow analyst ratings closely, this can be a potentially driving factor for the future stock price of Norfolk Southern Corp..

    Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Stock Price Prediction By Analysts


    HighLowAverage
    $320.25$166.65$276.23
    $276.231.98% Upside
    Updated: 2021-04-12 00:00:00

    The Average Price target for NSC set by the institutional analysts is $276.23 where High Estimate is $320.25, Median $280.5 and Low $166.65.

    The average price target for NSC by Institutional Analysts is $276.23, which is 1.98% Upside from the current price. So according to the Institutional Analysts, NSC Stock might be a bit undervalued at this stage and there’s potential for upside.

    However, although Institutional Analysts set their price targets after extensive research, they’re not always correct. After all, the market is mostly driven by investors speculation and emotion than just concrete numbers.

    Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Stock Forecast Based on News Sentiment


    Neutral
    Based on 2 articles published Last Week, where 50.00% are Bullish and 50.00% are Bearish.

    According to the news articles published last week, journalists and bloggers had a mixed sentiment of NSC consisting of positive and negative, it shows that Norfolk Southern Corp. had a neutral news coverage.

    Neutral news coverage usually doesn't affect short-term price of a stock, so NSC stock price most likey won't have any reaction to last weeks news coverage.

    Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Stock Forecasts By Institutional Analysts


    Analyst
    Recommendation
    Action
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Evercore ISI GroupIn-LineDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Argus ResearchBuyMaintained
    RBC CapitalUnderperformMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    BairdOutperformUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    UBSBuyMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightUpgraded
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Bank of AmericaNeutralMaintained
    BenchmarkBuyUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    Wells FargoOverweightMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Argus ResearchBuyMaintained
    UBSBuyMaintained
    Wells FargoOverweightMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    BarclaysUnderweightDowngraded
    Wells FargoOverweightMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    SusquehannaPositiveMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    StifelHoldReiterated
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    UBSBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Wells FargoOverweightMaintained
    UBSBuyMaintained
    Stephens & Co.OverweightMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    BenchmarkHoldInitiated
    BairdNeutralMaintained
    Wells FargoOutperformInitiated
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    UBSBuyMaintained
    Bank of AmericaBuyReiterated
    Goldman SachsBuyInitiated
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    Bank of AmericaBuyUpgraded
    RBC CapitalUnderperformDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    JP MorganOverweightUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    TD SecuritiesBuyUpgraded
    Stifel NicolausBuyUpgraded
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    BairdNeutralMaintained
    Loop CapitalBuyUpgraded
    Bank of AmericaNeutralDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Bank of AmericaBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankBuyUpgraded
    ArgusBuyMaintained
    UBSBuyMaintained
    Stifel NicolausHoldMaintained
    Loop CapitalHoldUpgraded
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    CitigroupBuyUpgraded
    UBSBuyMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    JP MorganNeutralMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    Loop CapitalSellMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    JP MorganNeutralMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    RBC CapitalSector PerformUpgraded
    ScotiabankSector OutperformUpgraded
    Loop CapitalSellDowngraded
    Goldman SachsNeutralInitiated
    ArgusBuyMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Loop CapitalHoldMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformMaintained
    Wells FargoMarket PerformDowngraded
    JP MorganNeutralMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    ScotiabankSector PerformDowngraded
    RBC CapitalUnderperformDowngraded
    Wolfe ResearchPeer PerformDowngraded
    BuckinghamNeutralInitiated
    ArgusBuyUpgraded
    Deutsche BankBuyInitiated
    Seaport GlobalBuyInitiated
    Avondale PartnersUnderperformDowngraded
    Bank of AmericaBuyUpgraded
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Atlantic EquitiesNeutralInitiated
    Loop CapitalHoldInitiated
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    OppenheimerMarket PerformInitiated
    CLSAOutperformInitiated
    JP MorganNeutralInitiated
    UBSBuyUpgraded
    NomuraNeutralMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformUpgraded
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    ScotiabankSector OutperformInitiated
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    MacquarieUnderperformMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Buckingham ResearchNeutralDowngraded
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Avondale PartnersMarket PerformUpgraded
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightUpgraded
    TopekaHoldMaintained
    BMO CapitalMarket PerformDowngraded
    MacquarieUnderperformDowngraded
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    BarclaysUnderweightDowngraded
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    Bank of AmericaBuyUpgraded
    ArgusHoldDowngraded
    JP MorganUnderweightMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightDowngraded
    RBC CapitalSector PerformMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    SusquehannaPositiveMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    TD SecuritiesHoldDowngraded
    Cleveland ResearchNeutralDowngraded
    JP MorganUnderweightInitiated
    Credit SuisseNeutralMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    Avondale PartnersMarket PerformDowngraded
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    NomuraNeutralInitiated
    Credit SuisseNeutralDowngraded
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformMaintained
    MacquarieNeutralMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    BarclaysOverweightUpgraded
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    FBR CapitalOutperformMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    MacquarieNeutralInitiated
    Atlantic EquitiesNeutralDowngraded
    Wells FargoOutperformUpgraded
    Bank of AmericaBuyUpgraded
    StifelHoldDowngraded
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Bank of AmericaNeutralUpgraded
    RBC CapitalSector PerformDowngraded
    Avondale PartnersMarket OutperformUpgraded
    Stifel NicolausBuyMaintained
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    Bank of AmericaUnderperformDowngraded
    Buckingham ResearchBuyInitiated
    Deutsche BankHoldDowngraded
    Stifel NicolausBuyMaintained
    JefferiesBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankBuyMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralMaintained
    JP MorganNeutralMaintained
    Dahlman RoseBuyUpgraded
    Atlantic EquitiesOverweightUpgraded
    JefferiesBuyUpgraded
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    Stifel NicolausBuyMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    Deutsche BankBuyUpgraded
    Raymond JamesMarket PerformDowngraded
    Goldman SachsNeutralDowngraded
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    UBSNeutralMaintained
    Stifel NicolausBuyMaintained
    Sterne AgeeBuyMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    CitigroupNeutralDowngraded
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Bank of AmericaNeutralDowngraded
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    BernsteinMarket PerformUpgraded
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    Stifel NicolausBuyMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    CitigroupBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    Credit SuisseOutperformMaintained
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    Stifel NicolausBuyMaintained
    JP MorganNeutralMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    BarclaysEqual-WeightMaintained
    BB&T CapitalBuyUpgraded
    UBSBuyMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    BMO CapitalOutperformMaintained
    Bank ofericaBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldMaintained
    JefferiesHoldMaintained
    Bank ofericaBuyMaintained

    Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) Stock Earning Per Share (EPS) Forecast / Estimate


    $2.841
    The average consensus EPS for NSC is $2.841 with a high estimate of $3.181 and Low of $2.548 for the period 2021-06-30 and based on 24 Institutional Analysts.

    Last Quarter


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $2.51$2.40638559999999972020-09-30


    The latest average Earning Per Share Estimate for Norfolk Southern Corp. is $2.84, which is higher than NSC's last EPS, $2.51. This means that Analysts are expecting Norfolk Southern Corp. to report higher earnings. This can drive share prices higher since the investors have positive sentiment about market performance of Norfolk Southern Corp..

    Earning Per Share (EPS) History


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $2.51$2.40638559999999972020-09-30
    $1.53$1.34766322020-06-30
    $2.58$2.27092442020-03-31
    $2.55$2.30265860000000042019-12-31
    $2.49$2.61090052019-09-30
    $2.7$2.81550632019-06-30
    $2.51$2.20263832019-03-31
    $2.57$2.3161322018-12-31
    $2.52$2.46793499999999982018-09-30
    $2.5$2.35065382018-06-30
    $1.93$1.78835650000000012018-03-31
    $1.69$1.58498290000000022017-12-31
    $1.75$1.66001582017-09-30
    $1.71$1.66669192017-06-30
    $1.48$1.37764000000000022017-03-31
    $1.42$1.37540790000000012016-12-31
    $1.55$1.46175282016-09-30
    $1.36$1.35964182016-06-30
    $1.29$0.98312389999999992016-03-31
    $1.2$1.24457252015-12-31
    $1.57$1.42798852015-09-30
    $1.41$1.43084679999999992015-06-30
    $1$1.01196952015-03-31
    $1.64$1.65010772014-12-31
    $1.79$1.84458322014-09-30
    $1.79$1.75384482014-06-30
    $1.17$1.1596822014-03-31
    $1.64$1.51690892013-12-31
    $1.53$1.40271832013-09-30
    $1.46$1.50878849999999992013-06-30
    $1.22$1.17871040000000022013-03-31
    $1.3$1.20192012-12-31
    $1.24$1.24528962012-09-30
    $1.6$1.54452230000000012012-06-30
    $1.23$1.13330082012-03-31
    $1.42$1.41555540000000012011-12-31
    $1.59$1.4269282011-09-30
    $1.38$1.29941552011-06-30
    $1$0.91236332011-03-31
    $1$1.05868200000000012010-12-31

    What is Analyst Ratings & Price Targets?

    The analysts provide Buy, Sell or Hold ratings after extensive research of a companies financial reports, listening to conference calls and some of them even get in contact with upper management of the company to get an overall picture of operation.

    Although institutional Analyst’s are not always correct, their ratings are followed by millions of traders around the world and they can heavily influence trading activities for a company.

    As a retail investor, going through analyst ratings will instantly provide you an idea if the stock is worth buying. Top Analysts also provide their price targets. It’s a prediction of where the stock price might go based on their analysis.

    The best way to analyze price targets is to combined average price targets of major analysts. If the average price target is much higher than the current price of the stock, then the probability of a stock going up is also high.

    What is Technical Analysis?

    Technical Analysis refers to analyzing a stock's price over a period of time. In the financial market, past price patterns are one of the strongest indicators of an asset's future performance.

    In easier terms, millions of traders use Live Charts to watch the stock prices, it is actually a single source of truth for most traders. When a stock's price reaches a significant price level/pattern in the chart, millions of traders take buy/sell positions from those levels.

    As a regular investor, one of the easiest ways to check technical analysis of a stock is through Technical Indicators. Technical Indicators are programmed algorithms that monitor price changes in the Charts and indicate Buy/Sell based on market conditions.

    Some Technical Indicators can be very powerful (e.g SMA) and some can be pretty useless. Stock research tools like iTradely heavily simplify the technical analysis process for the investors by showing Buy/Sell/Neutral ratings combined from 17 powerful technical indicators, all in one page.

    What is Earnings Per Share (EPS) and Why is it Important?

    EPS, or Earning Per Share, can tell a lot about a stock’s performance. It’s calculated by dividing a company’s profit by the number of outstanding shares of its common stocks.

    In layman’s term, earnings is an indicator of a company’s profitability. Higher the earnings, the more profitable a company is.
    Some traders pick stocks solely based on EPS or earnings Analysis, it is a very powerful indicator of a stock’s price.

    Before you buy a stock, check the company’s earnings History and Surprises. A Surprise happens when a company reports a much higher or lower actual earnings/EPS than the forecasted earnings/EPS.

    If a company reports higher EPS surprises consistently, analysts keep raising their estimates, traders become more confident in the company, driving the share price higher.

    What is Stock Sentiment?

    Stock Sentiment refers to how people speculating about the stock or what kind of trading position investors are often taking.

    There are different kinds of sentiments you can find online for a company, this includes Investor Sentiment (Percentage of investors buying or selling), News Sentiment (Is the company getting positive or negative impressions from the Press?), Social Sentiment (The overall trends about the company in social media, is it negative or positive?).