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Norfolk Southern Corp Bottom Line Climbs In Q1

Norfolk Southern Corp (NSC) revealed earnings for its first quarter that advanced from the same period last year.

The company's profit totaled $677 million, or $2.51 per share. This compares with $552 million, or $1.93 per share, in last year's first quarter.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $2.18 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter rose 4.4% to $2.84 billion from $2.72 billion last year.

Norfolk Southern Corp earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q1): $677 Mln. vs. $552 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q1): $2.51 vs. $1.93 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $2.18
-Revenue (Q1): $2.84 Bln vs. $2.72 Bln last year.

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