Norfolk Souther Corporation (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 30, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.5 per share is scheduled to be paid on March
11, 2013. Shareholders who purchased NSC stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 3rd quarter that NSC has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of NSC was $69.69,
representing a -8.07% decrease from the 52 week high of $75.81 and
a 24.34% increase over the 52 week low of $56.05.
NSC is a part of the Transportation sector, which includes
companies such as Union Pacific Corporation (
) and Canadian National Railway Company (
). NSC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $5.37. Zacks Investment Research reports NSC's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.02%, compared to an
industry average of 7.9%.
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Interested in gaining exposure to NSC through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NSC as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Dow Jones Transportation Average Index Fund (
- SPDR S&P Transportation ETF (
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF (
- Guggenheim Multi-Asset Income ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IYT with an increase of
15.9% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of NSC at 5.6%.