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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
$165.00-36%
Avg Forecast
$261.39+1.38%
Max Forecast
$318.00+23.34%

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
3 analysts 23.08%
Hold
2 analysts 15.38%
Sell
1 analysts 7.69%
Strong Sell
2 analysts 15.38%

NSC stock forecasts by analyst

Analyst / FirmRatingActionPrice TargetUpside/DownsideDate
Wells Fargo
Top 12%
89
Strong BuyMaintains$318.00+23.34%2021-07-09
Argus Research
Top 19%
82
Strong BuyMaintains$310.00+20.23%2021-05-04
Benchmark
Bottom 43%
43
Strong BuyMaintains$315.00+22.17%2021-04-29
Citigroup
Top 18%
83
Strong BuyMaintains$250.00-3.04%2020-10-08
Benchmark
Top 10%
91
Strong BuyUpgrades$250.00-3.04%2020-09-25
Evercore ISI Group
Top 33%
68
BuyUpgrades$303.00+17.52%2021-07-09
Credit Suisse
Top 6%
95
BuyMaintains$271.00+5.11%2021-01-28
Credit Suisse
Bottom 43%
43
BuyMaintains$246.00-4.59%2020-10-08
Barclays
Bottom 6%
6
HoldMaintains$300.00+16.36%2021-04-29
Deutsche Bank
Top 31%
70
HoldMaintains$261.00+1.23%2021-03-22

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Forecast return on equity

Is NSC forecast to generate an efficient return?
Company
22.94%
Industry
36.97%
Market
48.5%
NSC's Return on Equity is forecast to be high in 3 years (22.94%); analysts are confident in the firm's ability to efficiently generate return on equity
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Forecast return on assets

Is NSC forecast to generate an efficient return on assets?
Company
8.48%
Industry
10.83%
Market
16.73%
NSC is forecast to generate lower Return on Assets (8.48%) than the US Industrials industry average (10.83%)
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NSC earnings per share forecast

What is NSC's earnings per share in the next 3 years based on estimates from 10 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$11.43+5.51%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$12.93+19.34%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$13.30+22.81%
NSC's earnings are forecast to grow at a rate of 8.29% per year, which is not exceptional
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NSC revenue forecast

What is NSC's revenue in the next 3 years based on estimates from 5 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$10.9B+3.45%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$11.5B+9%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$11.6B+10.16%
NSC's revenue is forecast to grow at a rate of 3.98% per year, which is not exceptional
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NSC earnings growth forecast

How is NSC forecast to perform vs Industrials companies and vs the US market?
Company
8.29%
Industry
27.82%
Market
24.81%
NSC's earnings are forecast to grow slower (8.29% per year) than the US Industrials industry average (27.82%)
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NSC's earnings are forecast to grow slower (8.29% per year) than the US market average (24.81%)
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NSC's earnings are forecast to grow faster (8.29% per year) than the risk-free savings rate (1.2%)
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NSC revenue growth forecast

How is NSC forecast to perform vs Industrials companies and vs the US market?
Company
3.98%
Industry
19.08%
Market
16.58%
NSC's revenues are forecast to grow slower (3.98% per year) than the US Industrials industry average (19.08%)
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NSC's revenues are forecast to grow slower (3.98% per year) than the US market average (16.58%)
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Norfolk Southern Corp Stock Forecast FAQ

Is Norfolk Southern Corp Stock a good buy in 2021, 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, 3 (23.08%) are recommending NSC as a Buy, 2 (15.38%) are recommending NSC as a Hold, 1 (7.69%) are recommending NSC as a Sell, and 2 (15.38%) are recommending NSC as a Strong Sell.

What is NSC's earnings growth forecast for 2021-2023?

(NYSE: NSC) Norfolk Southern Corp's forecast annual earnings growth rate of 8.29% is not forecast to beat the US Industrials industry's average forecast earnings growth rate of 27.82%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast earnings growth rate of 24.81%.

Norfolk Southern Corp's earnings in 2021 is $2,732,000,000.On average, 10 Wall Street analysts forecast NSC's earnings for 2021 to be $2,822,151,524, with the lowest NSC earnings forecast at $2,753,740,220, and the highest NSC earnings forecast at $2,864,877,717. On average, 10 Wall Street analysts forecast NSC's earnings for 2022 to be $3,192,115,905, with the lowest NSC earnings forecast at $2,988,363,826, and the highest NSC earnings forecast at $3,334,124,930.

In 2023, NSC is forecast to generate $3,284,730,486 in earnings, with the lowest earnings forecast at $3,097,031,601 and the highest earnings forecast at $3,472,429,371.

What is NSC's revenue growth forecast for 2021-2023?

(NYSE: NSC) Norfolk Southern Corp's forecast annual revenue growth rate of 3.98% is not forecast to beat the US Industrials industry's average forecast revenue growth rate of 19.08%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast revenue growth rate of 16.58%.

Norfolk Southern Corp's revenue in 2021 is $10,517,000,000.On average, 5 Wall Street analysts forecast NSC's revenue for 2021 to be $2,686,998,447,628, with the lowest NSC revenue forecast at $2,653,469,499,448, and the highest NSC revenue forecast at $2,735,582,822,156. On average, 5 Wall Street analysts forecast NSC's revenue for 2022 to be $2,831,284,062,299, with the lowest NSC revenue forecast at $2,792,761,829,836, and the highest NSC revenue forecast at $2,875,090,018,373.

In 2023, NSC is forecast to generate $2,861,425,045,606 in revenue, with the lowest revenue forecast at $2,861,425,045,606 and the highest revenue forecast at $2,861,425,045,606.

What is NSC's forecast return on assets (ROA) for 2021-2023?

(NYSE: NSC) forecast ROA is 8.48%, which is lower than the forecast US Industrials industry average of 10.83%.

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 $261.39, with the highest NSC stock price forecast at $318.00 and the lowest NSC stock price forecast at $165.00.

On average, Wall Street analysts predict that Norfolk Southern Corp's share price could stay at $261.39 by Jul 9, 2022. The average Norfolk Southern Corp stock price prediction forecasts a potential downside of N/A from the current NSC share price of $257.83.

What is NSC's Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast for 2021-2023?

(NYSE: NSC) Norfolk Southern Corp's current Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $10.83. On average, analysts forecast that NSC's EPS will be $11.43 for 2021, with the lowest EPS forecast at $11.15, and the highest EPS forecast at $11.60. On average, analysts forecast that NSC's EPS will be $12.93 for 2022, with the lowest EPS forecast at $12.10, and the highest EPS forecast at $13.50. In 2023, NSC's EPS is forecast to hit $13.30 (min: $12.54, max: $14.06).

What is NSC's forecast return on equity (ROE) for 2021-2023?

(NYSE: NSC) forecast ROE is 22.94%, which is considered strong.
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