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Norfolk Southern Corp (NYSE:NSC) Institutional Investors Sentiment

Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc sold 7,900 shares as Norfolk Southern Corp (NSC)'s stock declined 7.75%. The overall volume in the last trading session was 2.7 million shares. AlphaMark Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Norfolk Souther Corporation by 20.7% in the 2nd quarter. The stock increased 0.25% or $0.33 during the last trading session, reaching $130.79.

Analysts await Norfolk Southern Corp. Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC) has risen 34.32% since October 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.62% the S&P500. Ameritas Investment reported 0.04% stake. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Norfolk Souther Corporation by 12,069.6% in the 2nd quarter. The Neville Rodie & Shaw Inc holds 103,556 shares with $12.60M value, down from 111,456 last quarter. They now have a United States dollars 133 price target on the stock. About shares traded. Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) has risen 12.54% since October 10, 2016 and is uptrending. (NYSE:ABBV) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Therefore 48% are positive. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 7th were given a $0.61 dividend. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Goldman Sachs given on Monday, March 14. The company was maintained on Monday, July 10 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Wednesday, April 6 by Citigroup. The firm has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Monday, December 7 by Barclays Capital. The rating was downgraded by BTIG Research to "Sell" on Friday, July 21. Jefferies maintained VMware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, May 31 by Robert W. Baird. The stock has "Buy" rating by Argus Research on Wednesday, November 2. Its up 0.11, from 0.76 in 2017Q1.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Usca Ria Ltd Llc reported 3,410 shares stake. Ancora Advsrs Limited Liability Company invested in 106,398 shares. First Financial Bank, a Alabama-based fund reported 5,364 shares. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 4,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $475,200. Shayne Co accumulated 2,800 shares or 0.27% of the stock. 419,801 are owned by Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt Company. Wolverine Asset Management Ltd Liability holds 186,808 shares. JNJ's profit will be $4.80 billion for 18.64 P/E if the $1.79 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.71 actual EPS reported by Norfolk Southern Corp. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.26% negative EPS growth. Monetary Group Inc reported 1,350 shares. Quanta Services Inc (NYSE:PWR) was raised too.

Coldstream Capital Management Inc increased Sonoco Prods Co (NYSE:SON) stake by 11,600 shares to 15,675 valued at $806,000 in 2017Q2. It also upped Powershares Qqq Trust Unit Ser (QQQ) stake by 10,605 shares and now owns 42,979 shares.

Norfolk Souther Corporation declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback program on Tuesday, September 26th that allows the company to repurchase 50,000,000 outstanding shares. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 19% are positive.

Ratings analysis reveals 19% of Norfolk Southern Corp.'s analysts are positive.

10/02/2017 - Norfolk Souther Corporation had its "underweight" rating reiterated by analysts at Morgan Stanley. (NYSE:NSC) rating on Tuesday, July 28. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, June 1 with "Hold". (NYSE:NSC) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Credit Suisse. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, August 3 by Stifel Nicolaus. Norfolk Southern Corp now has $37.66B valuation. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, August 25 by Cowen & Co. The stock has "Outperform" rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, January 26.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 insider sales for $515,842 activity. Hurlbut Thomas E had sold 802 shares worth $93,465. (NYSE:NSC) or 948 shares. STEWART MARTA R also sold $255,304 worth of Norfolk Southern Corp.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.87 in Q2 2017. The funds in our partner's database now possess: 199.13 million shares, down from 199.95 million shares in 2017Q1. Baxter Bros Incorporated, a Connecticut-based fund reported 24,828 shares. Nomura Holdg accumulated 258,026 shares. Pillar Pacific Capital Management LLC now owns 59,165 shares of the railroad operator's stock worth $7,200,000 after acquiring an additional 715 shares during the period. Recently Norfolk Southern Corporation has seen performance for this week at -0.65%.

As regular trading ended, Norfolk Southern Corporation (NSC) stock brought in a -$0.79 drop to $130. (NYSE:NSC) for 20.25 million shares.

25 analysts on average are expecting Norfolk Southern Corporation to report earnings of $1.53 per share for the current quarter.

08/07/2017 - Norfolk Souther Corporation was upgraded to "outperform" by analysts at Wolfe Research. (NYSE:NSC). Brown Advisory holds 0.03% or 81,539 shares. Norfolk Southern Corporation is comprised of insider ownership at 0.17% and institutional ownership of 72.50%. Krilogy Financial LLC boosted its position in shares of Norfolk Souther Corporation by 2.6% during the 2nd quarter. Whittier Tru reported 0.51% of its portfolio in Norfolk Southern Corp. Union Bancorp Corporation invested in 0.07% or 1,743 shares.

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