Consensus Estimates and Trading Data for Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC)

In the past 52-week period, shares of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) have moved within the range of $105.89 to $154.61. On the stock’s most recent trading day, the company’s shares ended the regular session at $154.03, which is 0.38% lower than its 52-week high.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) has demonstrated a 20-day simple moving average (SMA) of 5.63%, and a 50-day SMA of 11.89%. This public company’s current market capitalization stands at $44.22 billion.

Analyzing Consensus Estimates, Sales Revenue and Net Income

When considering entering a position, it is crucial to understand the average enthusiasm level expressed by Wall Street analysts for that particular stock. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) is Hold.

Publicly-traded organizations typically post revenue and earnings results that fall either above or below the average Wall Street estimate. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Sep. 2017, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) delivered a 1.11% surprise with its net revenue. Sales reached $2.67 billion during the three-month period, compared to the average analyst estimate of $2.64 billion.

Meanwhile, during the same quarter Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) delivered a 6.47% earnings surprise. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at $1.75 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast $1.64 per share.

Ownership at Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC), According to Most Recent SEC Filings

We can find critical insight by examining institutional ownership, which are reported in public companies’ most recent 13F filings. Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) has 0 billion shares outstanding currently, 73.06% of which belong to institutional investors. Those institutional holdings amount to $31.7 billion.

Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC), there were 75 new positions totaling 2,942,086 shares of the company’s stock. There were 52 sold out positions, on the other hand, totaling 4,122,340 shares.

Short, Medium and Long Term Indicators

A stock’s average trade volume, as recorder over the short, medium and long terms, is helpful to analyze in order to gain a better understanding of trading activity and investor sentiment. Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) has had a 20-day average volume of 1,277,320 shares, with an average of 80% of short term indicators pointed at Buy.

The stock’s 50-day average volume has been 1,371,380 shares, with an average of 100% of medium term indicators pointing toward Buy. Finally, its 100-day average volume is 1,438,873 shares with 100% of long-term indicators pointing to Buy.