NYSE:BNS - Bank of Nova Scotia Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $54.27 +0.22 (+0.41 %) (As of 04/26/2019 11:37 AM ET)Previous Close$54.05Today's Range$54.02 - $54.2952-Week Range$48.34 - $63.27Volume31,280 shsAverage Volume802,127 shsMarket Capitalization$66.53 billionP/E Ratio9.94Dividend Yield4.85%Beta1.16 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email The Bank of Nova Scotia provides various banking products and services in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and the Asia-Pacific. The company 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. It is also involved in the provision of investment and wealth management advice, services, products, and solutions to customers and advisors; wealth management solutions, such as private customer, online brokerage, full-service brokerage, pension, and institutional customer services, as well as asset management business focusing on developing investment solutions for retail and institutional investors; and international banking services for retail, corporate, and commercial customers. In addition, the company offers corporate lending; trade finance and cash management; investment banking services, including 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 sales and trading; and collateral management services for corporate, government, and institutional investor clients. Further, it provides Internet, mobile, and telephone banking services. The company operates a network of 955 branches and approximately 3,644 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. Receive BNS News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for BNS and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry State commercial banks Sub-IndustryN/A SectorFinance Current SymbolNYSE:BNS Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A CIK9631 Webwww.scotiabank.com Phone416-866-3672Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.27 Current Ratio1.06 Quick Ratio1.06Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio9.94 Forward P/E Ratio9.83 P/E Growth1.96 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$31.11 billion Price / Sales2.14 Cash Flow$5.9637 per share Price / Cash Flow9.10 Book Value$40.21 per share Price / Book1.35Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.44 Net Income$6.64 billion Net Margins19.86% Return on Equity13.93% Return on Assets0.89%Miscellaneous Employees97,629 Outstanding Shares1,225,984,000Market Cap$66.53 billion Next Earnings Date6/4/2019 (Estimated) 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, February 26th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, April 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.663 per share on Friday, April 26th. This represents a $2.65 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.89%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 1st. This is an increase from Bank of Nova Scotia's previous quarterly dividend of $0.65. 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 has initiated a stock buyback program on Wednesday, February 14th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are usually an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. How were Bank of Nova Scotia's earnings last quarter? Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 26th. The bank reported $1.32 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.42 by $0.10. The bank had revenue of $7.60 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.78 billion. Bank of Nova Scotia had a return on equity of 13.93% and a net margin of 19.86%. The company's revenue was up 7.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.74 earnings per share. 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, June 4th 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, May 28th 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? 9 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Bank of Nova Scotia's shares. Their predictions range from $81.00 to $88.00. On average, they anticipate Bank of Nova Scotia's share price to reach $84.6667 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 56.3% 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? 9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Bank of Nova Scotia in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 2 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? Media coverage about BNS stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Bank of Nova Scotia earned a news impact score of 2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the bank a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. Are investors shorting Bank of Nova Scotia? Bank of Nova Scotia saw a drop in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 7,072,722 shares, a drop of 36.2% from the March 29th total of 11,078,304 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 642,066 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 11.0 days. View Bank of Nova Scotia's Current Options Chain. Who are some of Bank of Nova Scotia's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Bank of Nova Scotia include Itau Unibanco (ITUB), SBERBANK RUSSIA/S (SBRCY), Banco Bradesco (BBD), Bank of New York Mellon (BK), BANCO BRADESCO/S (BBDO), State Street (STT), M&T Bank (MTB), Northern Trust (NTRS), Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB), Deutsche Bank (DB), Citizens Financial Group (CFG), SVB Financial Group (SIVB), East West Bancorp (EWBC), Signature Bank (SBNY) and Commerce Bancshares (CBSH). What other stocks do shareholders of Bank of Nova Scotia own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Bank of Nova Scotia investors own include Freehold Royalties (FRU), Emera (EMA), Timbercreek Financial (TF), Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), AT&T (T), Royal Bank of Canada (RY), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Cisco Systems (CSCO), First Solar (FSLR) and General Electric (GE). 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 61)Mr. Rajagopal Viswanathan, Exec. VP & CFOMr. James P. O'Sullivan, Group Head of Canadian BankingMr. Philip M. Thomas B.A., Exec. VP & Chief Retail Risk OfficerMr. Ignacio Deschamps, Group Head of International Banking & Digital Transformation Who are Bank of Nova Scotia's major shareholders? Bank of Nova Scotia's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Addenda Capital Inc. (0.12%), Cardinal Capital Management Inc. (0.08%), Nexus Investment Management Inc. (0.04%), DORCHESTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT Co (0.04%), Baskin Financial Services Inc. (0.02%) and JCIC Asset Management Inc. (0.01%). 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 Gradient Investments LLC, Granite Investment Advisors LLC, Nexus Investment Management Inc., Addenda Capital Inc., JCIC Asset Management Inc., Conning Inc., Aull & Monroe Investment Management Corp and Cambridge Trust Co.. Which institutional investors are buying Bank of Nova Scotia stock? BNS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including K.J. Harrison & Partners Inc, Howland Capital Management LLC, Tibra Equities Europe Ltd, Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV, Cardinal Capital Management Inc., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Callahan Advisors LLC and Pennsylvania Trust Co. 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 $54.18. How big of a company is Bank of Nova Scotia? Bank of Nova Scotia has a market capitalization of $66.42 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 539 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 504 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,043MarketBeat'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 4/26/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What are momentum indicators and what do they show?