Norfolk Southern Rises only 0.78% on moderate volume: watch for potential drop

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We will take a look at EPS for Norfolk Southern Corp (NYSE:NSC) which is earnings per share (EPS) trailing twelwe months. This is monetary value of earnings per outstanding share of common stock for a company, in this case NSC share

In the United States, the Financial Accounting Standards Board requires EPS information for the four major categories of the income statement: continuing operations, discontinued operations,net income and extraordinary items.

Here is the latest data for NSC stock as of April 15,2020

  • Price/Earnings trailing 12 months———–14.92
  • Earnings Per Share trailing 12 months—–10.34
  • Most Recent Earnings————————2.55 on 01/29/20
  • Next Earnings Date————————–in 2 weeks

New Average Analyst Ratings for Norfolk Southern Corp (NSC)

A price target is the envisioned future price point of an asset (usually stock) as explained by an investment analyst or a Wall street advisor. The price target is based on many assumptions such as tech levels, cash flow, recent news and supply and demand.  Price targets  change often when the market is volatile during crisis, that is why you need to stay in the loop and any new information. 

Current Rating for NYSE:NSC according to analysts
Moderate Buy
Based on 18 analysts offering recommendations.
6 Strong Buy11 Hold1 Strong Sell
 

How has NYSE:NSC stock performed recently?

A stock’s performance is more than just a set of random numbers. We need to place those numbers in context to understand it properly. On the surface, it feels awesome to see that a stock you invested in has returned 30% Year to date when viewing the starting price versus the ending price, but you need to look a little deeper. Was the stock abnormally low on the first trading day? If so, it could throw the numbers off.

Here are the latest numbers for Norfolk Southern Corp (NSC)

Previous Close154.29
Volume1,093,700
Avg Vol2,304,815
Stochastic %K77.00%
Weighted Alpha-26.80
5-Day Change+0.74 (+0.48%)
52-Week Range112.62 – 219.88
 
Looking at the numbers we are proceeding to Analysts target prices for NSC per share

Analyst Target Prices

HIGH TARGET 240.00
 
MEAN TARGET 190.53
 
LOW TARGET 116.00
52 WK HIGH 219.88
 
52 WK LOW 112.62

Latest insight into the Norfolk Southern Corp (NSC) stock fundamentals

The price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is best calculated by taking a company’s market capitalization  and simply divide it by the company’s total revenue over the trailing 12 months. This number shows how much the market values every dollar of the company’s sales. This ratio can be effective in valuing growth stocks that have yet to turn a profit or have suffered a temporary setback.

So, lets take a look at  the latest NSC share values after most recent trading day on NYSE:

  • Market Capitalization, $K43,136,812
  • Shares Outstanding, K277,425
  • Annual Sales, $11,296 M
  • Annual Income, $2,722 M
  • 60-Month Beta1.39
  • Price/Sales3.79
  • Price/Cash Flow10.33
  • Price/Book2.65

The Price/Cash flow numbers that you can see in the table above(P/S) are a strong stock valuation indicator or multiple that measures the value of a stock’s price relative to its operating cash flow per share.