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NSC Norfolk Southern PE ratio, current and historical analysis

The current PE ratio for Norfolk Southern stock as of Oct 2, 2023 is 17.19. This is calculated based on the current EPS of $11.14 and the stock price of $191.5 per share. The current price-to-earnings ratio is nearly the same as the last four quarters average.

NSC PE ratio history

How has NSC's PE ratio performed in the past

The average historical PE ratio of Norfolk Southern for the last ten years is 17.88. The current PE ratio of 17.19 is 3.9% below the historical average. Over the past ten years, NSC's PE ratio was at its highest in the Dec 2020 quarter at 30.15, when the stock price was $237.61 and the EPS was $7.88. The lowest value was in the Mar 2018 quarter, when it reached 7.06 with a price of $135.78 and an EPS of $19.22.


Norfolk Southern PE ratio by year

Maximum annual increase: 102.2% in 2018

Maximum annual decrease: -59.56% in 2017

Year PE ratio Change
2022 17.7 -27.7%
2021 24.48 -18.81%
2020 30.15 60.29%
2019 18.81 20.5%
2018 15.61 102.2%
2017 7.72 -59.56%
2016 19.09 15.77%
2015 16.49 -3.11%
2014 17.02 11.83%
2013 15.22 33.39%

NSC average PE ratio chart

What is the average PE ratio of NSC for the past years

Currently, NSC's PE ratio is below the 3, 5 and 10-year averages.

3-year avg
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NSC PE vs peers

What is NSC's PE ratio compared to its peers

NSC's PE ratio is lower than its peer stock UNP, but it is greater than CSX's.

Stock name PE ratio Market cap
CSX Csx Corp 15.53 $61.68B
NSC Norfolk Southern Corp 17.31 $43.78B
UNP Union Pacific Corp 18.58 $124.34B

Frequently asked questions

What is Norfolk Southern's PE ratio?

NSC's price to earnings ratio is 17.19 as of Oct 2, 2023.

What is the 3-year average PE ratio for Norfolk Southern (NSC)?

The average PE ratio for NSC stock over the past 3 years is 21.81.

What is the 5-year average PE ratio for Norfolk Southern (NSC)?

The average PE ratio for NSC stock over the past 5 years is 20.75.

What is the highest PE ratio for NSC?

In the last ten years, the Dec 2020 quarter recorded the highest quarterly PE ratio at 30.15.

How does the current PE ratio for NSC compare to its historical average?

The current price to earnings ratio of NSC is 3.9% lower than the 10-year historical average.

How is NSC's PE ratio calculated (Norfolk Southern PE ratio formula)?

You can calculate the PE ratio by dividing the most recent stock price by the trailing twelve months EPS. As of today (Oct 2, 2023), Norfolk Southern's stock price is $191.5. The earnings per share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ending Jun 2023 is $11.14. Therefore, Norfolk Southern's P/E ratio for today is 17.19. PE RATIO(17.19) = STOCK PRICE($191.5) / TTM EPS($11.14)

All PE ratio stats are based on quarterly TTM periods, unless otherwise specified.