Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC)

Norfolk Southern Corp., a Virginia-based holding company, owns two major freight railroads, Norfolk Southern Railway Company and Norfolk Western Railway Company, which operates in numerous states, the District of Columbia and the Province of Ontario. (Company Press Release)

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC)’s Financial Overview

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) surged 2% yesterday to close its trading session at $106.46. The company has 1 year Price Target of $98.4. Norfolk Southern Corporation has 52-Week high of $107.32 and 52-Week Low of $64.51. The stock touched its 52-Week High on Nov 30, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 3, 2016. The stock traded with the volume of 3.34 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $31.08 Billion.

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) reported its last quarterly earnings on Sep 16 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $1.55/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $1.45/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.1 a share with a surprise factor of 6.9%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 6.41 Percent, SMA50 of 10.6 Percent and SMA200 of 21.75 percent. Norfolk Southern Corporation has P/S value of 3.13 while its P/B value stands at 2.51. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 4.7 percent, Return on Equity of 13.1 percent and Return on Investment of 8.9 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 42.7 percent and 29.8 percent respectively.

Many brokerage firms are involved in issuing their ratings on Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). On 2-Nov-16 Deutsche Bank Initiated Norfolk Southern Corporation Stock  to Buy. Another firm also rated the stock on 2-Nov-16 where Argus Upgrade the stock to Buy.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.5 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 27 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Norfolk Southern have a median target of 100.00, with a high estimate of 112.00 and a low estimate of 64.00. The median estimate represents a -6.07% decrease from the last price of 106.46.

Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, hasn’t provided us with the upcoming earnings report date.

United States Steel Corp. (NYSE:X)

United States Steel manufactures and sells a variety of steel mill       products, coke and taconite pellets.  Primary steel operations are the Gary (Indiana) Works, the Fairfield (Alabama) Works near Birmingham, the Mon Valley Works ( which includes the Edgar Thomson steelmaking and Irvin finishing operations) on the Monongahela River near Pittsburgh, and U. S. Steel Kosice in the Slovak Republic.

United States Steel Corp. (NYSE:X)’s Financial Outlook

The 15 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for United States Steel Corp have a median target of 21.00, with a high estimate of 46.00 and a low estimate of 7.50. The median estimate represents a -35.06% decrease from the last price of 32.34.

United States Steel Corporation is estimated to report earnings on  01/24/2017. The upcoming earnings date is derived from an algorithm based on a company’s historical reporting dates.Our vendor, Zacks Investment Research, might revise this date in the future, once the company announces the actual earnings date. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 7 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.05.  The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $-0.23.

According to Zacks Investment Research, United States Steel Corp. has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.85. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock gained 3.79% and closed its last trading session at $32.34. The company has the market capitalization of $5.58 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $33.78 and 52-Week low of $6.15. The firm touched its 52-Week high on Nov 25, 2016 and 52-Week low on Jan 28, 2016. The company has volume of 18.47 Million shares. The company has a total of 172.46 Million shares outstanding.

United States Steel Corp. (NYSE:X) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $0.4/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $0.8/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $-0.4. This shows a surprise factor of -50 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 310.74 percent. Beta for United States Steel Corp. stands at 2.86 while its ATR (average true range) is 1.56. The company has Weekly Volatility of 4.64%% and Monthly Volatility of 5.71%%.

United States Steel Corp. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 23.2%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 50.19 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 75.72%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of -16.1 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of -66 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of -25.5% with Gross margin of 3.5 percent and Operating & Profit margin of -6% and -14.4% respectively.