Norfolk Souther Corporation (NSC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for July 31, 2013

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Norfolk Souther Corporation ( NSC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 31, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.52 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 10, 2013. Shareholders who purchased NSC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 4% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $73.86, the dividend yield is 2.82%.

The previous trading day's last sale of NSC was $73.86, representing a -8.81% decrease from the 52 week high of $81 and a 31.78% 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 $5.41. Zacks Investment Research reports NSC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 3.41%, compared to an industry average of 17.5%.

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 )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Industrials ETF ( RGI ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RGI with an increase of 9.23% over the last 100 days. IYT has the highest percent weighting of NSC at 5.69%.



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 , IYT , NSC , RGI , UNP

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