Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, railroad operator Norfolk Southern has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Norfolk Southern and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Norfolk, Va. (1883)
Chairman/CEO Charles Moorman
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)
Cash / Debt
$708.0 million / $8.6 billion
Canadian National Railway CSX Union Pacific
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 97%of the 1,236 members who have rated Norfolk Southern believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Good, solid long-term performer selling at bargain prices. Railroads, even ones that move a lot of coal, are a crucial part of our economic structure. Here you get a 3%+ yield with a dozen years of annual increases at low valuations (P/E=11 and PE/Growth ratio is less than 1).
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