Unbiased Equity Research: CME Group Inc. (CME), Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC)

(NYSE:NSC) by 4.8% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. Krilogy Financial LLC now owns 855 shares of the railroad operator's stock valued at $104,000 after acquiring an additional 22 shares during the period. It increased, as 43 investors sold Norfolk Southern Corporation shares while 347 reduced holdings.

Several other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Commonwealth Bank of Australia lifted its stake in Norfolk Southern by 2,921.5% during the 3rd quarter. Harfst & Associates Inc. now owns 945 shares of the railroad operator's stock worth $115,000 after buying an additional 350 shares in the last quarter.

Freshford Capital Management Llc increased Twenty First Centy Fox Inc (FOX) stake by 31.44% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Korea Investment CORP increased its stake in shares of Norfolk Southern by 7.8% in the 2nd quarter. D Orazio & Associates Inc. now owns 891 shares of the railroad operator's stock valued at $100,000 after acquiring an additional 4 shares during the period. Has $50.67 Million Stake in Norfolk Southern Corp. FMR LLC now owns 7,524,109 shares of the railroad operator's stock worth $813,130,000 after buying an additional 2,213,744 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Alliancebernstein L.P. grew its stake in Norfolk Southern by 3.6% during the 2nd quarter. The Freshford Capital Management Llc holds 481,540 shares with $13.42M value, up from 366,356 last quarter.

The Value Composite One (VC1) is a method that investors use to determine a company's value. Also, VP Thomas E. Hurlbut sold 6,175 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 22nd. The stock's average target of $13.75 is 1.48% above today's ($13.55) share price. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 7,568 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $980,888.48.

In other news, VP Thomas E. Hurlbut sold 2,370 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $116.54, for a total transaction of $93,465.08. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 6,370 shares in the company, valued at $858,102.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Its share price has risen 11.46% in three months and is down -1.02% for the last five trades. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of NSC in report on Monday, July 24 with "Hold" rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) rating on Thursday, September 14. Norfolk Southern Corporation had a higher price at the close than it did at the open. Wolfe Research raised Norfolk Southern from a market perform rating to a buy rating and set a $126.00 target price for the company in a report on Monday, August 7th. Of the analysts who provided ratings, 9 rated the company a Hold, 2 rated it a Strong Sell, and 6 rated it a Strong Buy. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed an "underweight" rating and set a $75.00 price target (down previously from $77.00) on shares of Norfolk Southern in a research report on Monday, October 2nd.

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Aperio Group Llc bought 43,945 shares as the company's stock declined 2.84% while stock markets rallied. Devitre sold 32,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 21st.

Norfolk Southern Corporation's ROI is valued at 9.50% relatively measuring the profitability on the investment.

Wall Street analysts, on average, are forecasting the company's EPS to be 1.56, compared to 1.42 reported in the same quarter a year ago. Norfolk Southern Corp. has a 52 week low of $105.16 and a 52 week high of $141.81. The company's quarterly EPS surprised Wall Street by as much as 3% to the upside in its last earnings announcement, so investors should note this tendency when assessing consensus estimates. The company has a quick ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73. Reilly Fin Advsrs Lc has 0.01% invested in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). So far, analysts are sticking with their bearish recommendations with the consensus call at 3. After $0.07 actual earnings per share reported by MidSouth Bancorp, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 14.29 % EPS growth. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 5.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Norfolk Southern Corp. will post 6.48 EPS for the current year.

Norfolk Southern declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Tuesday, September 26th that allows the company to repurchase 50,000,000 shares. This repurchase authorization permits the railroad operator to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.61 per share. General Communication, Inc. (NasdaqGS:GNCM.A) presently has a 10 month price index of 2.10385. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 2nd. Norfolk Southern's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 38.36%. Airain ltd purchased a new position in shares of Norfolk Southern in the 2nd quarter valued at about $2,410,000. "(NSC)" was posted by The Lincolnian Online and is the sole property of of The Lincolnian Online. If you are accessing this news story on another site, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of USA & global copyright law.

Norfolk Southern Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods in the United States.

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