Bank of Nova Scotia Company Profile (NYSE:BNS)

About Bank of Nova Scotia

Bank of Nova Scotia logoThe Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank or the Bank) is an international bank and a financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and parts of Asia. The Company's segments include Canadian Banking, International Banking, Global Banking and Markets (GBM), and Other. The Bank offers range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. The Bank's Canadian Banking segment provides a suite of financial advice and banking solutions to retail, small business, commercial and wealth management customers in Canada. The Bank's International Banking segment provides a range of financial products, solutions and advice to retail and commercial customers in select regions outside of Canada. The Bank's Global Banking and Markets segment provides clients with corporate banking, investment banking and capital markets solutions.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Money Center Banks
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: BNS
  • CUSIP:
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $53.46
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $53.37
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $50.99
  • 52-Week Range: $1,204,796,000.00 - $35.01
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.48
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.18
  • P/E Growth: 3.46
  • Market Cap: $64.64B
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,204,796,000
  • Beta: 1.18
  • Net Margins: 20.84%
  • Return on Equity: 14.04%
  • Return on Assets: 0.81%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.15%
  • Current Ratio: 1.06%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.06%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.62)
Consensus Price Target: $69.40 (29.82% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
9/21/2016Dundee SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuyView Rating Details
9/1/2016ScotiabankReiterated RatingOutperform$70.00 -> $76.00View Rating Details
9/1/2016National Bank FinancialReiterated RatingSector Perform$66.00 -> $70.00View Rating Details
9/1/2016DesjardinsReiterated RatingBuy$71.00 -> $73.00View Rating Details
9/1/2016Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$73.00 -> $75.00View Rating Details
9/1/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingEqual Weight$60.00 -> $63.00View Rating Details
9/1/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
8/31/2016RBC Capital MarketsReiterated RatingOutperform$72.00 -> $77.00View Rating Details
8/31/2016TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuy$70.00 -> $74.00View Rating Details
8/31/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform$72.00 -> $77.00View Rating Details
6/9/2016Deutsche Bank AGDowngradeBuy -> Hold$50.00 -> $35.00View Rating Details
6/9/2016MacquarieDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralView Rating Details
5/31/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingHold$74.00View Rating Details
8/18/2015Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsLower Price TargetMarket Perform$68.00 -> $64.00View Rating Details
8/17/2015CIBCLower Price TargetSector Performer$70.00 -> $66.00View Rating Details
6/1/2015CormarkUpgradeMarket Perform -> Buy$65.00 -> $70.00View Rating Details
5/20/2015Bank of America Corp.DowngradeNeutral -> UnderperformView Rating Details
3/6/2015Citigroup Inc.Lower Price TargetNeutral$74.00 -> $68.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 10/24/2014 forward)


Earnings History for Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/30/2016Q316$1.48$1.18ViewListenView Earnings Details
5/31/2016Q216$1.42$1.46$6.51 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/1/2016Q116$1.42$1.43$6.32 billion$6.37 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/1/2015Q415$1.44$1.45$6.26 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/28/2015Q315$1.47$1.18$5.94 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/29/2015Q215$1.39$1.42ViewListenView Earnings Details
3/3/2015Q115$1.38$1.35ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/5/2014Q414$1.39$1.32$5.85 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/26/2014Q314$1.29$1.70$5.92 billion$6.49 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/27/2014Q214$1.33$1.40$5.81 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/4/2014Q114$1.38$1.34$5.73 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/6/2013Q413$1.31$1.31$5.49 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/27/2013Q313$1.32$1.30$5.60 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/28/2013Q213$1.26$1.23$5.18 billion$5.22 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/5/2013Q113$1.27$1.25$5.26 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/7/2012$1.18$1.21$4.80 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/28/2012Q212$1.20$1.69ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/29/2012$1.14$1.15ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/6/2012$1.14$1.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/2/2011$1.08$1.07ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/30/2011$1.10$1.11ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.47 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.78 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20164$1.05$1.12$1.09
Q2 20165$1.06$1.15$1.08
Q3 20164$1.10$1.16$1.13
Q4 20164$1.10$1.22$1.15
Q1 20173$1.12$1.23$1.17
Q2 20173$1.10$1.23$1.16
Q3 20173$1.15$1.33$1.23
Q4 20173$1.18$1.36$1.26
Q1 20181$1.21$1.21$1.21
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)
Annual Dividend:$2.25
Dividend Yield:4.21%
Dividend Growth:2.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:52.45% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
50.34% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
47.07% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)

Dividend History for Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

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Latest Headlines for Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)
DateHeadline logoMoody's assigns definitive ratings to SSTRT 2016-1, Bank of Nova Scotia sponsored Canadian prime auto loan ... - (press release) (subscription) (NYSE:BNS) - October 21 at 12:11 PM
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News IconSEC Filings: Jarislowsky Fraser LTD Raised Bank Of Nova Scotia ... - Chester News (NYSE:BNS) - October 20 at 3:25 PM logoMoody's assigns definitive ratings to SSTRT 2016-1, Bank of Nova Scotia sponsored Canadian prime auto loan transaction (NYSE:BNS) - October 20 at 3:25 PM logoSmall Businesses Cushioning Canada's Labour Market Slowdown: Scotiabank Global Economics Special Report (NYSE:BNS) - October 20 at 3:25 PM
News IconSecureKey Closes CAD$27M Funding Round (NYSE:BNS) - October 19 at 8:49 AM
News IconUpdate on The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) for the day (NYSE:BNS) - October 19 at 8:49 AM logoBank of Nova Scotia : Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Contract Extension (NYSE:BNS) - October 19 at 8:49 AM logoScotiabank is first bank to offer fully online account opening service for small business owners (NYSE:BNS) - October 18 at 8:46 AM
News IconBank of Nova Scotia: Gold Manipulation? - Gainesville News (blog) (NYSE:BNS) - October 17 at 8:47 AM logoOver $2,700,000 Raised at the 2016 Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (NYSE:BNS) - October 17 at 8:47 AM
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News IconLatest Analyst Ratings For Bank Of Nova Scotia (The) (NYSE:BNS) - The De Soto Edge (NYSE:BNS) - October 9 at 3:44 PM logoMoody's assigns provisional ratings to SSTRT 2016-1, Bank of Nova Scotia sponsored Canadian prime auto loan transaction (NYSE:BNS) - October 6 at 9:27 AM logoBanks must face US gold rigging lawsuit; UBS is dismissed - Reuters (NYSE:BNS) - October 5 at 4:09 PM logoThese four Canadian banks are trading well below fair value (NYSE:BNS) - October 5 at 8:50 AM logoBMO restatement seen as equivalent to cutting $1-billion of capital (NYSE:BNS) - October 4 at 3:50 PM logoIs Bank of Nova Scotia or Bank of Montreal More Attractive Today? (NYSE:BNS) - October 4 at 3:50 PM logoImproving Consumer Fundamentals Drives Sales Acceleration and Broadens Gains Beyond Autos: Scotiabank (NYSE:BNS) - September 29 at 8:36 AM logoCanadian Stocks Are Rising As Crude Prices Head Higher -- Canadian Commentary (NYSE:BNS) - September 28 at 3:41 PM
News IconBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Downgraded by Macquarie - DailyQuint (NYSE:BNS) - September 22 at 8:08 AM logoItau in exclusive talks for Citi's Brazil unit: report - Reuters (NYSE:BNS) - September 21 at 3:21 PM
News IconLeading stocks in today's market: The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) - Twin County News (NYSE:BNS) - September 21 at 3:21 PM logoScotiabank and General Motors of Canada Celebrate One-Year Anniversary of Credit Card Partnership (NYSE:BNS) - September 21 at 3:21 PM logoLike Bank of Nova Scotia? Then You'll Love This Stock - The Motley Fool Canada (NYSE:BNS) - September 20 at 9:48 AM
News IconIs The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS), a large market cap stock a smart buy? (NYSE:BNS) - September 16 at 12:28 PM logoScotiabank Announces Completion of NVCC Preferred Shares Offering (NYSE:BNS) - September 16 at 12:28 PM
News IconA look at a High Market Cap Stock: The Bank of Nova Scotia, BNS - The Daily Leicester (NYSE:BNS) - September 14 at 3:55 PM logoScotiabank Announces Increase to NVCC Preferred Shares Offering - Marketwired (press release) (NYSE:BNS) - September 8 at 7:50 AM logoScotiabank Announces Increase to NVCC Preferred Shares Offering - Stockhouse (NYSE:BNS) - September 7 at 8:58 PM logo5:41 pm Bank of Nova Scotia increases domestic public offering of Non-cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Preferred Shares Series 38 to 20 million shares (Prior 12 mln) (NYSE:BNS) - September 7 at 8:58 PM logoScotiabank Announces NVCC Preferred Shares Offering (NYSE:BNS) - September 7 at 12:41 PM
News IconScotiabank shelves TBank divestment (NYSE:BNS) - September 6 at 8:43 PM logoIs The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Stock a Solid Choice Right Now? (NYSE:BNS) - September 6 at 3:38 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia :BNS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2016 By the Numbers : September 6, 2016 (NYSE:BNS) - September 6 at 3:38 PM
News IconBank of Nova Scotia (NYSE: BNS) stock reaches new 52-week high - BNB Daily (blog) (NYSE:BNS) - September 6 at 8:47 AM logoThe Bank of Nova Scotia's (BNS) CEO Brian Porter on Q3 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha (NYSE:BNS) - August 30 at 3:53 PM logoScotiabank Shows No Signs of Slowing Down (NYSE:BNS) - August 30 at 2:19 PM logoCORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Scotiabank reins in mortgage lending, stays vigilant (NYSE:BNS) - August 30 at 1:51 PM logoScotiabank hikes dividend as profit hits $1.9-billion, energy losses fall - The Globe and Mail (NYSE:BNS) - August 30 at 11:44 AM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Raises Quarterly Dividend 2.8% to $0.74 - (NYSE:BNS) - August 30 at 11:44 AM logoScotiabank Reports Third Quarter Results (NYSE:BNS) - August 30 at 11:44 AM logoScotiabank quarterly profit rises 6.1 pct (NYSE:BNS) - August 30 at 11:44 AM logoScotiabank third-quarter earnings beat market expectations (NYSE:BNS) - August 30 at 11:44 AM logoScotiabank Announces Dividend on Outstanding Shares (NYSE:BNS) - August 30 at 11:44 AM logo10 Stocks You Should Be Watching Today (NYSE:BNS) - August 30 at 5:55 AM
News IconTop Gainers of the Day: The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) from Money Center Banks (NYSE:BNS) - August 26 at 3:51 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia: The Perfect Bank Stock for Millennials (NYSE:BNS) - August 24 at 12:09 PM


Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) Chart for Monday, October, 24, 2016

Last Updated on 10/24/2016 by Staff