Norfolk Souther Corporation ( NSC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 01, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.61 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 10, 2017. Shareholders who purchased NSC prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.39% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of NSC was $119.63, representing a -2.08% decrease from the 52 week high of $122.17 and a 85.44% increase over the 52 week low of $64.51.
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 $5.62. Zacks Investment Research reports NSC's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 9.67%, compared to an industry average of 13.6%.
Interested in gaining exposure to NSC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have NSC as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio ( PEY )
- iShares Morningstar Large-Cap ETF ( JKD ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PEY with an increase of 6.61% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of NSC at 1.46%.