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February 25, 2013
10:01 EDTNSCNorfolk Southern to discontinue certain railcar sorting operations in Roanoke
Norfolk Southern announced that it will cease regional railcar classification operations at its Roanoke Terminal hump yard in Roanoke, Va., beginning today. This will mean the elimination of about 140 positions. The Terminal will continue to provide service to local customers, and to be a hub for through-train operations. The Roanoke hump operation has seen a steady decline in the volume of general merchandise cars handled by about 30% since 2006. At the same time, system-wide improvements in the railroad's operations have freed up network capacity such that classification operations now performed at Roanoke are no longer necessary. System-wide, Norfolk Southern anticipates hiring between 850 and 1,150 employees in 2013 to keep up with attrition. These positions will first be offered to employees affected by the Roanoke change and employees furloughed at other locations.
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June 30, 2015
08:09 EDTNSCRail estimates need to come down further, says Citi
Citi analyst Christian Wetherbee noted that consensus estimates in the rail sector for Q2 EPS have fallen an average of 8% since the firm moved below consensus last month, but believes the numbers have to come down further. Wetherbee cut his Q2 estimates by another 5%, lowered Q3 by 4% and cut his forecast for 2016 EPS by 3% and lowered price targets on stocks in the space by 6% on average. Wetherbee added that he believes Union Pacific (UNP) and Norfolk Southern (NSC) have the highest the pre-announcement risk in the group and lowered his targets on those stocks, as well as for Canadian National (CNI), Canadian Pacific (CP), CSX (CSC) and Kansas City Southern (KSU).
June 29, 2015
13:47 EDTNSCSupreme court ruling could shift thermal coal sentiment, says Morgan Stanley
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