Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) has been named as the ''Top Dividend Stock of the Dow Transports'', according to Dividend Channel, which published its most recent ''DividendRank'' report. The report noted that among the components of the Dow Jones Transportation Average, NSC shares displayed both attractive valuation metrics and strong profitability metrics. For example, the recent NSC share price of $88.71 represents a price-to-book ratio of 2.7 and an annual dividend yield of 2.4% — by comparison, the average dividend paying stock in the Dow Transports yields 1.6% and trades at a price-to-book ratio of 5.3. The report also cited the strong quarterly dividend history at Norfolk Southern Corp., and favorable long-term multi-year growth rates in key fundamental data points.
NSC Named 'Top Dividend Stock of the Dow Transports' at Dividend Channel With 2.4% Yield
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