4-Star Bargain Stocks Poised to Bounce Back: Norfolk Southern

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 (NYSE: NSC  ) has earned a respected four-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 Southern facts

Headquarters (founded)

Norfolk, Va. (1883)

Market Cap

$18.7 billion

Industry

Railroads

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$11.2 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Charles Moorman

CFO John Rathbone

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

16.3%

Cash / Debt

$708.0 million / $8.6 billion

Dividend Yield

3.3%

Competitors

Canadian National Railway (NYSE: CNI  )

CSX (NYSE: CSX  )

Union Pacific (NYSE: UNP  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

Just yesterday, one of our CAPS members, All-Star buffalonate, tapped Norfolk Southern as a particularly solid bargain opportunity:

This stock has crashed because coal use has dropped in this country recently. World coal use is expected to increase 50% over the next generation so if we don't use the coal some other country will gladly take it. Get in while everybody else is scared.

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