BMO Capital Markets Reiterates "Hold" Rating for Norfolk Southern (NSC)

Norfolk Southern Corporation has analysts on the Bullish side this week

With 1,800 avg volume, 21 days are for JSE LTD JOHANNES (OTCMKTS:JSEJF)'s short sellers to cover JSEJF's short positions. The stock increased 1.96% or $2.89 during the last trading session, reaching $150.27. About 316,045 shares traded. (NYSE:RYAM) has risen 2.89% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 72.95% the S&P500.

Crawford Investment Counsel Inc decreased Norfolk Southern Corp (NSC) stake by 24.51% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. D-E Shaw & Company Inc sold 33,398 shares as the company's stock declined 7.75% while stock markets rallied. (NYSE NSC) traded down $0.28 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $153.32. About 193,275 shares traded. It has outperformed by 17.62% the S&P500.

Stock's free cash flow yield, which represents the amount of cash available to investors before dividends, expressed as a percentage of the stock price, is 0. Its down 0.04, from 0.87 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 44 investors sold NSC shares while 341 reduced holdings.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Northeast Invest Mngmt holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) for 1,915 shares.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on SCCO shares. Nordea Inv Mngmt Ab holds 0.24% or 762,156 shares. Mitsubishi Ufj Secs Company Ltd has invested 0.08% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Guardian Life Insurance Of America invested in 0.01% or 658 shares. The New York-based Two Sigma Securities Ltd Llc has invested 0.04% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). Ibm Retirement Fund reported 7,090 shares. 3,912 were reported by Girard Partners Limited. Financial Advantage holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) for 139 shares. Gw Henssler Associate Limited invested 0.28% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). (NYSE:AIG) for 1,585 shares. Federated Investors Pa reported 823,697 shares.

Commercial Metals Company (NYSE:CMC) closed up +0.38 points or 1.53% at $25.28 with 3.23 mln shares exchanging hands. Tru Department Mb State Bank N A holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Invesco Ltd. (NYSE:IVZ) for 6,000 shares.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 4 insider sales for $3.72 million activity. The Pennsylvania-based Logan Capital Mngmt has invested 0.12% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). NSC's profit would be $443.53M giving it 24.77 P/E if the $1.55 EPS is correct. Southern Copper Corp has a 1-year low of $32.63 and a 1-year high of $49.46. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. Therefore 81% are positive. Citigroup maintained it with "Neutral" rating and $86 target in Friday, October 2 report. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, August 11 by Topeka Capital Markets. Santander raised shares of Southern Copper from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Monday, December 18th. As per Friday, July 7, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The stock of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) earned "Peer Perform" rating by Wolfe Research on Wednesday, March 15. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has "Buy" rating and $27.0 target. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Friday, February 19 with "Neutral". As per Monday, May 15, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan.

Among 17 analysts covering Invesco (NYSE:IVZ), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, September 28 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of The Priceline Group Inc. (NYSE:RPM) earned "Buy" rating by Northcoast on Friday, February 17. As per Tuesday, November 24, the company rating was downgraded by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by RBC Capital Markets with "Sector Perform" on Wednesday, October 14. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 30 by BMO Capital Markets.

Analysts await The Priceline Group Inc. (NYSE:ALLY) has "Overweight" rating given on Thursday, October 26 by Barclays Capital. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 3 by Citigroup.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.3 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 0.87 in 2017Q2. It also reduced its holding in Hertz Global Hldgs Inc by 151,988 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 352,230 shares, and cut its stake in Qep Res Inc (NYSE:QEP). 29 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. Sg Americas Securities Limited Liability Com accumulated 41,050 shares. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 217,209 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $8,636,000 after buying an additional 62,869 shares during the period. Lazard Asset Management LLC now owns 6,343,533 shares of the railroad operator's stock worth $772,007,000 after purchasing an additional 925,496 shares during the period. Coastline Trust accumulated 17,125 shares. Clinton Group Inc Incorporated Inc holds 0.56% in The Priceline Group Inc.

Shares of Southern Copper (NYSE:SCCO) opened at $49.06 on Wednesday. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Ally Financial Inc. Cincinnati Ins Com has invested 1.83% in RPM International Inc. California-based Osborne Ptnrs Cap Management Limited has invested 0.15% in Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON). (NYSE:RPM). Df Dent & Com Incorporated has invested 0.01% in RPM International Inc. Sei Investments has invested 0% in Denbury Resources Inc. One owns 45,396 shares or 0.48% of their USA portfolio. After $1.75 actual earnings per share reported by Norfolk Southern Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -11.43 % negative EPS growth. The company has market cap of $83.81 million. It has a 18.41 P/E ratio. This segment also offers corrosion-control coatings, containment linings, fire and sound proofing products, and insulation products; rolled asphalt roofing materials, chemical admixtures, and industrial epoxy flooring systems; concrete and masonry admixtures, concrete fibers, curing and sealing compounds, structural grouts, epoxy adhesives, floor hardeners and toppings, joint fillers, industrial and architectural coatings, decorative color/stains/stamps, and restoration materials, as well as specialty construction products.

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