NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $361 million.

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Norfolk Southern Corp. (NSC) on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $361 million.

The Norfolk, Virginia-based company said it had profit of $1.20 per share.

The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.28 per share.

The railroad posted revenue of $2.52 billion in the period, also missing Street forecasts. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $2.59 billion.

For the year, the company reported profit of $1.56 billion, or $5.10 per share. Revenue was reported as $10.51 billion.

Norfolk Southern shares have dropped 19 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has fallen nearly 7 percent. The stock has declined 35 percent in the last 12 months.

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