NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- The ex-dividend date for

Norfolk Southern Corporation

(NYSE:

NSC

) is tomorrow, February 1, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 47 cents per share. At a price of $73.67 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.5%.

The average volume for Norfolk Southern has been 2.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Norfolk Southern has a market cap of $25.37 billion and is part of the

services

sector and

transportation

industry. Shares are up 0.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

Norfolk Southern Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the rail transportation of raw materials, intermediate products, and finished goods primarily in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.6, below the average transportation industry P/E ratio of 14.7 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Norfolk Southern as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full

Norfolk Southern Ratings Report

.

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