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NSC Norfolk Southern dividend history, payout ratio & dates

Norfolk Southern's most recent quarterly dividend payment of $1.24 per share was made to shareholders on record before Aug 5, 2022. The payout stands at $4.81 per share annually, which works out to a dividend yield of 2.24%.

Key dates

  • NSC last dividend date: Aug 5, 2022
  • NSC next dividend date: Not announced
NSC dividend stats
DPS
$4.81
Dividend yield
2.24%
Payout ratio
38.2%
vs. Industrials sector
Dividend yield
1.69%
Payout ratio
28.8%

Dividend yield

What is Norfolk Southern current dividend yield

NSC has a dividend yield of 2.24% which is higher than the Industrials sector average but lower than the industry average. In comparison with the Industrials sector average of 1.69%, Norfolk Southern's dividend yield is 33% higher. The current dividend yield is higher than the historical average of 1.8% of the last 5 years.

Dividend history

What is NSC dividend payout history and dates

Norfolk Southern has been paying dividends for the last 28 years. According to our data NSC has issued four quarterly dividends in the last twelve months. The annualized DPS has increased by 20% for the last year. And since the stock price has gone down by 12% from a year ago, the dividend yield has increased by 36%.

Recent dividends

Ex-date Payment date Declared on Amount Type
Aug 5, 2022 Aug 20, 2022 Jul 29, 2022 $1.24 normal
May 5, 2022 May 20, 2022 Apr 26, 2022 $1.24 normal
Feb 3, 2022 Feb 21, 2022 Jan 25, 2022 $1.24 normal
Nov 4, 2021 Nov 19, 2021 Oct 26, 2021 $1.09 normal
Aug 6, 2021 Aug 20, 2021 Jul 30, 2021 $1.09 normal
May 6, 2021 May 20, 2021 Apr 27, 2021 $0.99 normal
Feb 4, 2021 Mar 10, 2021 Jan 27, 2021 $0.99 normal
Nov 5, 2020 Dec 10, 2020 Oct 27, 2020 $0.94 normal
Aug 6, 2020 Sep 10, 2020 Jul 28, 2020 $0.94 normal
May 7, 2020 Jun 10, 2020 Apr 28, 2020 $0.94 normal
Feb 6, 2020 Mar 10, 2020 Jan 28, 2020 $0.94 normal
Oct 31, 2019 Dec 10, 2019 Oct 22, 2019 $0.94 normal
Aug 2, 2019 Sep 10, 2019 Jul 26, 2019 $0.94 normal
May 2, 2019 Jun 10, 2019 Apr 23, 2019 $0.86 normal
Feb 1, 2019 Mar 11, 2019 Jan 23, 2019 $0.86 normal
Nov 1, 2018 Dec 10, 2018 Oct 23, 2018 $0.8 normal
Aug 3, 2018 Sep 10, 2018 Jul 27, 2018 $0.8 normal
May 3, 2018 Jun 11, 2018 Apr 24, 2018 $0.72 normal
Feb 1, 2018 Mar 10, 2018 Jan 23, 2018 $0.72 normal
Nov 2, 2017 Dec 11, 2017 Oct 24, 2017 $0.61 normal
Aug 3, 2017 Sep 11, 2017 Jul 28, 2017 $0.61 normal
May 3, 2017 Jun 10, 2017 Apr 25, 2017 $0.61 normal
Feb 1, 2017 Mar 10, 2017 Jan 24, 2017 $0.61 normal
Nov 2, 2016 Dec 10, 2016 Oct 25, 2016 $0.59 normal
Aug 4, 2016 Sep 10, 2016 Jul 29, 2016 $0.59 normal
May 4, 2016 Jun 10, 2016 Apr 19, 2016 $0.59 normal
Feb 3, 2016 Mar 10, 2016 Jan 26, 2016 $0.59 normal
Nov 4, 2015 Dec 10, 2015 Oct 27, 2015 $0.59 normal
Aug 5, 2015 Sep 10, 2015 Jul 24, 2015 $0.59 normal

Norfolk Southern dividend payout ratio

What is Norfolk Southern dividend payout ratio compared to the sector

Payout ratio

NSC has a payout ratio of 38.2% which is higher than the Industrials sector average but lower than the industry average. In comparison with the Industrials sector average of 28.8%, Norfolk Southern's payout ratio is 33% higher.

Total amount of dividends paid per financial year (from cash flow)

NSC dividend vs peer dividends

How does NSC dividend compare to its peers' dividends
Name Dividend yield DPS Payout ratio
UNP Union Pacific Corp 2.49% $4.96 46.1%
NSC Norfolk Southern Corp 2.24% $4.81 38.2%
CSX Csx Corp 1.45% $0.39 22%

Frequently asked questions

Does Norfolk Southern pay a dividend?

Yes, Norfolk Southern has paid four dividends in the last 12 months. NSC has been paying dividends since 1994.

When is Norfolk Southern's next dividend?

Currently NSC's next dividend date is unknown, however based on the recent dividend frequency we project that it will likely be in November 2022.

When was NSC's last dividend?

Norfolk Southern's last dividend ex-date was on Aug 5, 2022. The dividend amount was $1.24 per share.

How much dividend does Norfolk Southern pay (per share)?

NSC has paid dividend of $4.81 per share in the last year.

What is Norfolk Southern's dividend yield?

The current dividend yield of Norfolk Southern is 2.24%.

How often does Norfolk Southern pay dividends?

Norfolk Southern pays four dividends per year.

What is Norfolk Southern's dividend payout ratio?

The dividend payout ratio of Norfolk Southern is 38.2%.

Does Norfolk Southern pay a good dividend?

Norfolk Southern's dividend yield is higher than the Industrials sector average.