Analysts See $1.85 EPS for Norfolk Southern (NSC); National Cinemedia (NCMI)’s Sentiment Is 1.06

March 21, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

Analysts expect Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) to report $1.85 EPS on April, 25.They anticipate $0.37 EPS change or 25.00% from last quarter’s $1.48 EPS. NSC’s profit would be $525.40M giving it 18.90 P/E if the $1.85 EPS is correct. After having $1.69 EPS previously, Norfolk Southern Corporation’s analysts see 9.47% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.41% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $139.87. About 50,496 shares traded. Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) has risen 34.32% since March 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.62% the S&P500.

National CineMedia, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates an in-theatre digital media network in North America. The company has market cap of $873.95 million. The firm produces and distributes various versions of FirstLook, a cinema advertising and entertainment pre-show on movie screens; sells advertising on its lobby entertainment network; and various forms of advertising and promotions in theatre lobbies. It has a 279.5 P/E ratio. It also sells online and mobile advertising through its Cinema Accelerator digital product and mobile app, including Movie Night Out.

Standard General L.P. holds 60.53% of its portfolio in National CineMedia, Inc. for 12.58 million shares. Gratia Capital Llc owns 705,010 shares or 1.94% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Broadview Advisors Llc has 0.8% invested in the company for 782,706 shares. The California-based Hawk Ridge Capital Management Lp has invested 0.8% in the stock. Skylands Capital Llc, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 812,150 shares.

The stock increased 1.08% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $5.59. About 96,238 shares traded. National CineMedia, Inc. (NCMI) has declined 44.10% since March 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 60.80% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 2 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $15.26 million activity.

Analysts await National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCMI) to report earnings on May, 3. They expect $-0.05 earnings per share, up 37.50% or $0.03 from last year’s $-0.08 per share. After $0.27 actual earnings per share reported by National CineMedia, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -118.52% negative EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 67% of National Cinemedia’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating National Cinemedia, 2 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $14.0 while the high is $18.08. The stock’s average target of $16.04 is 186.94% above today’s ($5.59) share price. NCMI was included in 3 notes of analysts from November 8, 2016. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, February 1. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, February 24 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, November 8 by Benchmark.

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. had 96 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Wolfe Research to “Buy” on Monday, August 7. BMO Capital Markets downgraded the shares of NSC in report on Tuesday, November 24 to “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Cowen & Co given on Monday, October 5. Cowen & Co maintained Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) rating on Tuesday, September 12. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $130.0 target. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Thursday, November 30. Citigroup maintained the shares of NSC in report on Wednesday, April 6 with “Neutral” rating. Cowen & Co maintained Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) on Thursday, January 26 with “Outperform” rating. Oppenheimer initiated the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Thursday, June 16 report. CLSA initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, May 19 report. The rating was downgraded by Loop Capital on Monday, November 27 to “Sell”.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 insider sales for $2.43 million activity. Shares for $142,896 were sold by Hurlbut Thomas E on Friday, February 16. The insider Wheeler Michael Joseph sold 1,699 shares worth $244,011. Squires James A sold $1.50M worth of Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) on Thursday, February 1.

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 $39.72 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 is 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 44 investors sold Norfolk Southern Corporation shares while 341 reduced holdings. only 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. Aldebaran Financial has invested 0.94% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Parsons Management Ri has invested 0.04% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Cs Mckee L P has invested 1.11% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Sg Americas Securities Ltd Liability has invested 0.05% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Moreover, Ibm Retirement Fund has 0.19% invested in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Meiji Yasuda Asset Mgmt Com reported 0.06% of its portfolio in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Cibc World Mkts Incorporated reported 45,088 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Speece Thorson reported 2.06% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Tiedemann Wealth Management Ltd Liability Com stated it has 3,889 shares. Baker Ellis Asset Mgmt owns 3,780 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. 907,367 were accumulated by Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas. New York-based Allen Investment Mngmt Llc has invested 0.01% in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC). Ameriprise Inc holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE:NSC) for 1.29 million shares. 48,355 are held by Kornitzer Incorporated Ks.

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