Norfolk Souther Corporation (NSC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for January 30, 2013

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Norfolk Souther Corporation ( NSC ) 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 ( UNP ) and Canadian National Railway Company ( CNI ). 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%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the NSC Dividend History page.

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 ( IYT )
  • SPDR S&P Transportation ETF ( XTN )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF ( RGI )
  • Guggenheim Multi-Asset Income ETF ( CVY ).

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%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: CNI , CVY , IYT , NSC , RGI , UNP , XTN

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