Norfolk Souther Corporation ( NSC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 03, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.8 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 10, 2018. Shareholders who purchased NSC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 11.11% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $167.93, the dividend yield is 1.91%.
The previous trading day's last sale of NSC was $167.93, representing a -2.82% decrease from the 52 week high of $172.81 and a 50.69% increase over the 52 week low of $111.44.
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 $19.97. Zacks Investment Research reports NSC's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 36.21%, compared to an industry average of 22.4%.
Interested in gaining exposure to NSC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NSC as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA ETF ( LRGF )
- Invesco Russell Top 200 Pure Value ETF ( PXLV )
- Principal Contrarian Value Index ETF ( PVAL ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is LRGF with an increase of 0.09% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of NSC at 1.94%.
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