NYSE:BNS - Bank of Nova Scotia Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$53.58 -0.23 (-0.43 %)
(As of 12/11/2018 08:01 AM ET)
Previous Close$53.81
Today's Range$53.37 - $53.87
52-Week Range$52.09 - $66.78
Volume1.35 million shs
Average Volume897,382 shs
Market Capitalization$66.03 billion
P/E Ratio9.85
Dividend Yield4.89%
Beta1.25
The Bank of Nova Scotia provides various financial services in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and the Asia-Pacific. It offers financial advice and solutions, and day-to-day banking products, including debit and credit cards, chequing and saving accounts, investments, mortgages, loans, and related creditor insurance to individuals and small businesses; and commercial banking solutions comprising lending, deposit, cash management, and trade finance solutions to medium and large businesses, including automotive dealers and their customers. The company also provides a suite of investment and wealth management advice, services, products, and solutions to customers, as well as advisors. Its asset management business focuses on developing investment solutions for retail and institutional investors; and wealth management solutions include private customer, online brokerage, full-service brokerage, pension, and institutional customer services. In addition, the company offers corporate lending; trade finance and cash management; investment banking services comprising corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions; fixed income and equity underwriting, sales, trading, and research services; prime brokerage and stock lending services; foreign exchange sales and trading services; commodity derivatives; precious and base metals sales, trading, financing, and physical services; and collateral management services for corporate, government, and institutional investor clients, as well as international banking services for retail, corporate, and commercial customers. Further, it provides mobile, Internet, and telephone banking services. The company operates a network of 963 branches and approximately 3,600 automated banking machines in Canada; and approximately 1,800 branches internationally, as well as contact and business support centers. The Bank of Nova Scotia was founded in 1832 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry State commercial banks
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorFinance
Current SymbolNYSE:BNS
Previous Symbol
CUSIPN/A
Phone416-866-3672

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.09
Current Ratio1.06
Quick Ratio1.06

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio9.85
Forward P/E Ratio9.43
P/E Growth1.48

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$31.11 billion
Price / Sales2.11
Cash Flow$5.9533 per share
Price / Cash Flow9.00
Book Value$40.19 per share
Price / Book1.33

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.44
Net Income$6.64 billion
Net Margins21.04%
Return on Equity14.31%
Return on Assets0.91%

Miscellaneous

Employees97,629
Outstanding Shares1,227,030,000
Market Cap$66.03 billion
OptionableOptionable

Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bank of Nova Scotia's stock symbol?

Bank of Nova Scotia trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BNS."

How often does Bank of Nova Scotia pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Bank of Nova Scotia?

Bank of Nova Scotia announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, November 27th. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.646 per share on Tuesday, January 29th. This represents a $2.58 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, December 31st. View Bank of Nova Scotia's Dividend History.

How will Bank of Nova Scotia's stock buyback program work?

Bank of Nova Scotia announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Wednesday, February 14th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are typically a sign that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Bank of Nova Scotia's earnings last quarter?

Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November, 27th. The bank reported $1.35 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.35. The bank earned $7.45 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.64 billion. Bank of Nova Scotia had a return on equity of 14.31% and a net margin of 21.04%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 9.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.64 EPS. View Bank of Nova Scotia's Earnings History.

When is Bank of Nova Scotia's next earnings date?

Bank of Nova Scotia is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Bank of Nova Scotia.

How can I listen to Bank of Nova Scotia's earnings call?

Bank of Nova Scotia will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, February 26th at 8:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

What price target have analysts set for BNS?

8 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Bank of Nova Scotia's shares. Their forecasts range from $85.00 to $88.00. On average, they expect Bank of Nova Scotia's share price to reach $86.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 60.5% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Bank of Nova Scotia.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Bank of Nova Scotia?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Bank of Nova Scotia in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Bank of Nova Scotia.

Has Bank of Nova Scotia been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about BNS stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Bank of Nova Scotia earned a news impact score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media stories about the bank a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Bank of Nova Scotia's key competitors?

Who are Bank of Nova Scotia's key executives?

Bank of Nova Scotia's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Brian Johnston Porter B.Com., A.M.P., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 60)
  • Mr. Dieter Werner Jentsch, Group Head of Global Banking & Markets
  • Mr. James P. O'Sullivan, Group Head of Canadian Banking
  • Mr. Ignacio Deschamps, Group Head of International Banking & Digital Transformation
  • Mr. Rajagopal Viswanathan, Exec. VP & CFO

Who are Bank of Nova Scotia's major shareholders?

Bank of Nova Scotia's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bank of Montreal Can (4.10%), TD Asset Management Inc. (2.84%), Vanguard Group Inc. (2.61%), Mackenzie Financial Corp (1.79%), Toronto Dominion Bank (1.67%) and CIBC World Markets Inc. (1.56%).

Which institutional investors are selling Bank of Nova Scotia stock?

BNS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., TD Asset Management Inc., FMR LLC, FIL Ltd, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp, AQR Capital Management LLC and Deutsche Bank AG.

Which institutional investors are buying Bank of Nova Scotia stock?

BNS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Nordea Investment Management AB, Bank of Montreal Can, Vanguard Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Cumberland Partners Ltd and Pictet Asset Management Ltd..

How do I buy shares of Bank of Nova Scotia?

Shares of BNS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Bank of Nova Scotia's stock price today?

One share of BNS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $53.58.

How big of a company is Bank of Nova Scotia?

Bank of Nova Scotia has a market capitalization of $66.03 billion and generates $31.11 billion in revenue each year. The bank earns $6.64 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.44 on an earnings per share basis. Bank of Nova Scotia employs 97,629 workers across the globe.

What is Bank of Nova Scotia's official website?

The official website for Bank of Nova Scotia is http://www.scotiabank.com.

How can I contact Bank of Nova Scotia?

Bank of Nova Scotia's mailing address is 44 KING STREET WEST SCOTIA PLAZA 8TH FL., TORONTO A6, M5H 1H1. The bank can be reached via phone at 416-866-3672 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE BNS)

Community Ranking:  2.6 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  499 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  459 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  958
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Bank of Nova Scotia and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BNS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BNS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/11/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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