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Norfolk Southern Corp Stock Forecast, Predictions & Price Target

Analyst price target for NSC

Based on 13 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Norfolk Southern Corp.
Min Forecast
$175.00-32.04%
Avg Forecast
$239.77-6.88%
Max Forecast
$305.00+18.45%

Should I buy or sell NSC stock?

Based on 13 analysts offering ratings for Norfolk Southern Corp.
Buy
Strong Buy
5 analysts 38.46%
Buy
1 analysts 7.69%
Hold
6 analysts 46.15%
Sell
0 analysts 0%
Strong Sell
1 analysts 7.69%

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NSC stock forecasts by analyst

Analyst / FirmRatingActionPrice TargetUpside/DownsideDateAnalyst Color
lockedlocked$00.00+00.00%2024-02-21
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TD Cowen
Top 19%
82
HoldDowngrades$236.00-8.35%2024-01-29
Stifel Nicolaus
Top 10%
91
HoldDowngrades$233.00-9.51%2024-01-29
Morgan Stanley
Bottom 1%
1
Strong SellDowngrades$175.00-32.04%2024-01-29
Bernstein
Top 33%
68
BuyUpgrades$272.00+5.64%2024-01-22
JP Morgan
Top 12%
89
Strong BuyMaintains$237.00-7.96%2024-01-09

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Forecast return on equity

Is NSC forecast to generate an efficient return?
Company
N/A
Industry
N/A
Market
19.97%

Forecast return on assets

Is NSC forecast to generate an efficient return on assets?
Company
N/A
Industry
N/A

NSC revenue forecast

What is NSC's revenue in the next 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$12.5B+3.12%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$13.1B+7.74%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$13.5B+11.13%
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Forecast High Revenue Growth Forecast

NSC earnings growth forecast

How is NSC forecast to perform vs Railroads companies and vs the US market?
Company
63.53%
Industry
19.2%
Market
30.41%
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Forecast Earnings Growth vs Industry Forecast
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Forecast Earnings Growth vs Savings Rate Forecast

NSC revenue growth forecast

How is NSC forecast to perform vs Railroads companies and vs the US market?
Company
3.65%
Industry
4.83%
Market
10.46%
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Forecast Revenue Growth vs Industry Forecast
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Forecast Revenue Growth vs Market Forecast

NSC vs Railroad Stocks

TickerPricePrice TargetUp/downsideConsensus
NSC$257.49$239.77-6.88%Buy
CSX$38.23$37.00-3.22%Strong Buy
CP$86.28$95.50+10.69%Buy
CNI$130.31$134.50+3.22%Hold
WAB$142.08$149.00+4.87%Strong Buy

Norfolk Southern Stock Forecast FAQ

Is Norfolk Southern Stock a good buy in 2024, according to Wall Street analysts?

The consensus among 13 Wall Street analysts covering (NYSE: NSC) stock is to Buy NSC stock.

Out of 13 analysts, 5 (38.46%) are recommending NSC as a Strong Buy, 1 (7.69%) are recommending NSC as a Buy, 6 (46.15%) are recommending NSC as a Hold, 0 (0%) are recommending NSC as a Sell, and 1 (7.69%) are recommending NSC as a Strong Sell.

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What is NSC's revenue growth forecast for 2024-2026?

(NYSE: NSC) Norfolk Southern's forecast annual revenue growth rate of 3.65% is not forecast to beat the US Railroads industry's average forecast revenue growth rate of 4.83%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast revenue growth rate of 10.46%.

Norfolk Southern's revenue in 2024 is $12,156,000,000.On average, 6 Wall Street analysts forecast NSC's revenue for 2024 to be $2,831,402,792,274, with the lowest NSC revenue forecast at $2,811,849,811,297, and the highest NSC revenue forecast at $2,845,866,211,112. On average, 6 Wall Street analysts forecast NSC's revenue for 2025 to be $2,958,214,252,035, with the lowest NSC revenue forecast at $2,920,042,535,999, and the highest NSC revenue forecast at $2,989,867,027,752.

In 2026, NSC is forecast to generate $3,051,412,736,355 in revenue, with the lowest revenue forecast at $3,051,408,218,725 and the highest revenue forecast at $3,051,417,479,866.

What is NSC's forecast return on assets (ROA) for 2024-2026?

(NYSE: NSC) forecast ROA is N/A, which is lower than the forecast US Railroads industry average of N/A.

What is NSC's Price Target?

According to 13 Wall Street analysts that have issued a 1 year NSC price target, the average NSC price target is $239.77, with the highest NSC stock price forecast at $305.00 and the lowest NSC stock price forecast at $175.00.

On average, Wall Street analysts predict that Norfolk Southern's share price could fall to $239.77 by Feb 21, 2025. The average Norfolk Southern stock price prediction forecasts a potential downside of 6.88% from the current NSC share price of $257.49.

What is NSC's forecast return on equity (ROE) for 2024-2026?

(NYSE: NSC) forecast ROE is N/A, which is considered weak.
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