| Norfolk Southern is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Co. is primarily engaged in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the Southeast, East, and Midwest and, via interchange with rail carriers, to and from the rest of the U.S. Co. also transports overseas freight through several Atlantic and Gulf Coast ports. Co. provides intermodal network in the eastern half of the U.S. Co.'s railroad operates in the states and the District of Columbia. Co.'s system reaches manufacturing plants, electric generating facilities, mines, distribution centers, transload facilities, and other businesses located in Co.'s service area. We show 40 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of NSC's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of NSC shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like NSC versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching NSC by allowing them to research NSC shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.