8) Norfolk Southern
While coal has been a drag on some railroads, those that have metallurgical coal shipping business, like Norfolk Southern (NSC) have been less affected. The demand for exported metallurgical coal has been high, and Norfolk Southern recently loaded a record sized amount of it onto a ship at its Pier 6 transloading facility. Around 166,000 net tons of coal headed out on the China Pioneer to Liuzhou Iron and Steel in China. This is another contrarian pick. Buy now.