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Trending Stocks Analysis Report: Norfolk Souther Corporation (NYSE:NSC) & Total S.A. (NYSE:TOT)

Norfolk Souther Corporation (NYSE:NSC)

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) is one of the nation’s premier transportation companies. Norfolk Southern Corp. 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. Its Norfolk Southern Railway Company subsidiary operates approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia, serves every major container port in the eastern United States, and provides efficient connections to other rail carriers. Norfolk Southern operates the most extensive intermodal network in the East and is a major transporter of coal, automotive, and industrial products. The company os headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia.

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

Norfolk Souther Corporation (NYSE) surged 2.07% yesterday to close its trading session at $180.61. The company has 1 year Price Target of $180.14. Norfolk Souther Corporation has 52-Week high of $186.91 and 52-Week Low of $127.79. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 186.91 and 52-Week Low on 127.79. The stock traded with the volume of 2.38 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $49.76 Billion.

Norfolk Souther Corporation (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 12/30/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $2.57/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $2.29/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.28 a share with a surprise factor of 12.2%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 7.86 Percent, SMA50 of 12.99 Percent and SMA200 of 10.67 percent. Norfolk Souther Corporation has P/S value of 4.34 while its P/B value stands at 3.21. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 15.9 percent, Return on Equity of 35.4 percent and Return on Investment of 9.6 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 46.6 percent and 32.9 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.3 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 21 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Norfolk Southern Corp have a median target of 185.00, with a high estimate of 203.00 and a low estimate of 116.00. The median estimate represents a +2.43% increase from the last price of 180.61.

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

Total S.A. (NYSE:TOT)

Total Fina SA engages in worldwide oil and gas production, other upstream, RM&T and an expanding multi-national specialty chemicals business. The Company’s Chemical Division produces rubber, paint, ink, adhesives and resins.

Total S.A. (NYSE:TOT)’s Financial Outlook

The 25 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Total SA have a median target of 67.47, with a high estimate of 82.00 and a low estimate of 54.62. The median estimate represents a +21.33% increase from the last price of 55.61.

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

According to Zacks Investment Research, Total S.A. has a Consensus Recommendation of 1.4. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 0.83% and closed its last trading session at $55.61. The company has the market capitalization of $145.36 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $65.69 and 52-Week low of $49.7. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 65.69 and 52-Week low on 49.70. The company has volume of 2.18 Million shares. The company has a total of 2.61 Billion shares outstanding.

Total S.A. (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $1.47/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $1.4/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $0.07. This shows a surprise factor of 5 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 6.57 percent. Beta for Total S.A. stands at 0.69 while its ATR (average true range) is 0.82. The company has Weekly Volatility of 0.97%% and Monthly Volatility of 1.10%%.

Total S.A. has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 2.25%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 2.86 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -6.65%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 3.9 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 8.4 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 4.6% with Gross margin of 32 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 7.6% and 5.3% respectively.