Norfolk Southern: 2Q Earnings Snapshot

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) _ Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) on Wednesday reported second-quarter profit of $392 million.

On a per-share basis, the Norfolk, Virginia-based company said it had profit of $1.53.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.39 per share.

The railroad posted revenue of $2.09 billion in the period, also exceeding Street forecasts. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.06 billion.

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Norfolk Southern shares have decreased almost 5% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index has stayed nearly flat. The stock has fallen nearly 4% in the last 12 months.

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