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Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) went down by -1.37% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $211.46 and move down -7.61%, while NSC stocks collected -1.68% of loss with the last five trading sessions.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) Worth an Investment?

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) scored price to earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 19.44 times of increase in earnings at the present.

NSC Market Performance

NSC stocks went down by -1.68% for the week, with the monthly drop of -2.00% and a quarterly performance of 9.79%, while its annual performance rate touched 25.74%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -2.00% for NSC stocks with the simple moving average of 10.56% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion on Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC)

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for NSC stocks, with Cowen repeating the rating for NSC shares by setting it to “Outperform”. The predicted price for NSC socks in the upcoming period according to Cowen is $230 based on the research report published on April 24, 2019.

BofA/Merrill, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see NSC stock at the price of $205. The rating they have provided for NSC stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on April 1, 2019.

RBC Capital Mkts gave “ Underperform” rating to NSC stocks, setting the target price at $178 in the report published on February 19, 2019.

NSC Stocks -1.45% Far from 50 Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought NSC to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, Norfolk Southern Corporation was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -7.07% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 1.94%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 2.35%, while the shares sank at the distance of -2.14% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by +1.82% upper at the present time.

In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, NSC went down by -1.68%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of +12.38% of gains for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $200.31. In addition, Norfolk Southern Corporation saw 31.41% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further gains.

NSC Stock Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC), starting from Squires James A, who sold 3,024 shares at the price of $204.71 back on May 21. After this action, Rushing now owns 3,637 shares of Norfolk Southern Corporation, valued at $619,051 with the latest closing price.

Wheeler Michael Joseph, the EVP & Chief Operating Officer of Norfolk Southern Corporation, sold 2,500 shares at the value of $204.57 during a trade that took place back on May 03, which means that Wheeler Michael Joseph is holding 12,919 shares at the value of $511,420 based on the most recent closing price.

NSC Stock Fundamentals

The current profitability levels are settled at +34.55 for the present operating margin and +34.55 for gross margin. The net margin for Norfolk Southern Corporation stands at +23.22. Total capital return value is set at 14.87, while invested capital returns managed to touch 10.24. Equity return holds the value 17.80%, with 7.70% for asset returns.

Based on Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC), the company’s capital structure generated 74.37 points for debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is set at the value of 42.65. Total debt to assets is settled at the value of 31.20 with long-term debt to equity ratio rests at 70.56 and long-term debt to capital is 40.47.

EBITDA value lies at +1.25 B with total debt to EBITDA carrying the value of 2.26. The value for Enterprise to Sales is 5.62 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.22. The receivables turnover for Norfolk Southern Corporation is 11.67 with the total asset turnover at the value of 0.32. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.72.