Norfolk Southern (NSC) Vice President and Controller Thomas Hurlbut, Unloaded $142,896 in Stock; Lincoln National (LNC) Sentiment Is 0.84

February 20, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

The Vice President and Controller of Norfolk Southern Corp, Thomas Hurlbut, has just unloaded – 1,000 shares of the firm he’s leading and supervising – coming to a cumulative transaction value of $142,896 U.S. Dollars (this based on avg stock price of $142.9). He also sold 467 shares worth approximately $70,130 USD in the last month. The sale was revealed in a filing filed with the D.C. based-SEC on 20/02/2018, which is available for access here. Mr. Thomas now has in hand 4,000 shares, accounting for 0.00% of the Company’s market capitalization.

Lincoln National Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the multiple insurance and retirement businesses in the United States. The company has market cap of $17.03 billion. It operates through four divisions: Annuities, Retirement Plan Services, Life Insurance, and Group Protection. It has a 8.47 P/E ratio. The firm sells a range of wealth protection, accumulation, and retirement income products and solutions.

The stock decreased 1.91% or $2.72 during the last trading session, reaching $139.92. About 1.65M shares traded. Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) has risen 34.32% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.62% the S&P500.

Since August 25, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 sales for $2.36 million activity. The insider Wheeler Michael Joseph sold $474,558. The insider Squires James A sold 10,000 shares worth $1.50M. 467 shares were sold by Hurlbut Thomas E, worth $70,130 on Thursday, February 1.

Among 30 analysts covering Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC), 7 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 23% are positive. Norfolk Southern Corp. has $186.0 highest and $74 lowest target. $129.86’s average target is -7.19% below currents $139.92 stock price. Norfolk Southern Corp. had 93 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Monday, July 31. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Monday, October 5 by Barclays Capital. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sell” on Monday, October 2. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $127.0 target in Thursday, September 14 report. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Tuesday, July 28 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Thursday, October 5 with “Hold”. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Monday, October 2. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by Susquehanna. The stock of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, May 19 by CLSA. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, January 26 by Cowen & Co.

Norfolk Southern Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods in the United States. The company has market cap of $39.74 billion. It also transports overseas freight through various Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. It has a 7.52 P/E ratio. In addition, the firm is involved in the operation of scheduled passenger trains; leasing or sale of rail property and equipment; development of commercial real estate; telecommunications; and the acquisition, leasing, and management of coal, oil, gas, and minerals, as well as the transport of automotive and industrial products.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.04, from 0.87 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 44 investors sold Norfolk Southern Corporation shares while 341 reduced holdings. 79 funds opened positions while 239 raised stakes. 201.79 million shares or 1.34% more from 199.13 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Lpl Limited invested in 0.02% or 32,203 shares. Argent has 0.1% invested in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Stratos Wealth Prtnrs Limited invested 0.09% of its portfolio in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Atlas Browninc reported 0.14% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Tower Bridge Advsr invested in 0.17% or 11,146 shares. Montgomery Inv Mngmt stated it has 0.13% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Hm Payson & Company holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) for 16,725 shares. First Tru reported 14,224 shares. Citadel Ltd reported 1.03M shares. Bridgeway Capital Mngmt has invested 0.62% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Wilkins Counsel has 2,200 shares. D E Shaw And has 0.01% invested in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) for 52,402 shares. Plante Moran Advsrs Ltd Liability Corporation owns 0.01% invested in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) for 144 shares. Raymond James Na has 0.21% invested in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Savant Cap Ltd holds 0.17% of its portfolio in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) for 5,667 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 sales for $12.76 million activity.

The stock increased 0.62% or $0.48 during the last trading session, reaching $78.06. About 918,128 shares traded. Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) has risen 47.27% since February 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 30.57% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of Lincoln National’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Lincoln National, 4 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $55.0 while the high is $73.0. The stock’s average target of $64 is -18.01% below today’s ($78.06) share price. LNC was included in 6 notes of analysts from October 7, 2016. The stock of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, January 26. The stock of Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, April 6 by Bank of America. Credit Suisse initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, October 7 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, December 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, October 18 by FBR Capital. Morgan Stanley downgraded the stock to “Equal-Weight” rating in Wednesday, December 14 report.

Rr Partners Lp holds 11.11% of its portfolio in Lincoln National Corporation for 2.21 million shares. Poplar Forest Capital Llc owns 794,998 shares or 5.07% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Lyrical Asset Management Lp has 4.13% invested in the company for 4.31 million shares. The Georgia-based Cornerstone Investment Partners Llc has invested 3.1% in the stock. Bloom Tree Partners Llc, a New York-based fund reported 399,255 shares.

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