How Insiders and Institutions are Trading Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC)

The stock decreased 3.77% or $5.26 during the last trading session, reaching $134.19.

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Performance and Volatility Review: Shares have faced volatility of 1.94% over the last five days and experienced monthly volatility of 2.52%. They are also projecting the Low EPS estimate of $0.25 and the High EPS estimate of $0.31. NSC's profit will be $525.39 million for 18.59 P/E if the $1.85 EPS becomes a reality. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.42 EPS. analysts predict that Norfolk Southern Corp. will post 8.42 earnings per share for the current year.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: "Trust Co. of Virginia VA Sells 970 Shares of Norfolk Southern Corp". Loop Capital lowered Norfolk Southern from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating and set a $133.00 target price for the a research report on Monday, November 27th. Therefore 23% are positive. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Sell" rating in Friday, July 28 report. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Norfolk Southern from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. The company's Market capitalization is 217.46B with the total Outstanding Shares of 6.15B. RBC Capital Markets maintained Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) rating on Tuesday, July 28.

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A lower P/B ratio could mean that the stock is undervalued. 1 is equivalent to a buy rating, 3 a hold rating, and 5 a sell rating. Earnings per share are generally pondered to be the single most essential variable in determining a share's price.

Sell side analysts plays vital role in buying and selling a stock where 4 analysts rated Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) as Buy, 0 analysts given Outperform signal, 4 reported Hold, and 1 analysts rated the stock as Sell. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Sector Perform" on Thursday, January 28. On Friday, September 11 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to "Buy". The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to "Equal-Weight" on Wednesday, June 22.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $2.43 million activity. 10,000 shares valued at $1.50M were sold by Squires James A on Thursday, February 1.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its up 1.34, from 0.33 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 44 investors sold NSC shares while 341 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 239 raised stakes. Finally, Cowen reaffirmed an "outperform" rating and set a $163.00 target price (down from $165.00) on shares of Norfolk Southern in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. Alphaone Invest Services Limited Liability Company invested in 0.02% or 652 shares. Joel Isaacson And Limited Liability Com owns 1,552 shares or 0.04% of their USA portfolio. 22,341 are held by L S Advsrs. Norfolk Southern's dividend payout ratio is now 15.38%. Linscomb And Williams accumulated 35,392 shares.

Lodestar Counsel Ltd Liability Il stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). (NYSE:NSC) by 3.5% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Kcm Advisors Limited Liability owns 2,570 shares. On Thursday, October 26 Wheeler Michael Joseph sold $474,558 worth of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) or 3,568 shares. Peddock Limited Liability owns 310 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Community Comml Bank Of Raymore holds 1.06% or 20,800 shares. Sabal Communication holds 0.05% or 3,420 shares. Therefore 32% are positive. Dr Pepper Snapple had 76 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Hold" rating by Jefferies given on Thursday, January 4. The stock of Acuity Brands, Inc. On Tuesday, January 5 the stock rating was initiated by Guggenheim with "Neutral". On Friday, February 19 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Neutral". The company now has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $139.60. The oscillator can be used to buy when it bounces back up or off the oversold 30 band or to sell/short sell when it falls back under or deflects back down off the overbought 70 band. The stock has "Hold" rating by Topeka Capital Markets on Wednesday, November 25. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, October 24 by RBC Capital Markets. That puts total institutional holdings at 207,948,392 shares, according to SEC filings. It also upped Moodys Corp (NYSE:MCO) stake by 2,864 shares and now owns 283,489 shares.

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