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
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Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $53.99
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $52.96
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $50.41
  • 52-Week Range: $35.01 - $55.14
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.56
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 10.75
  • P/E Growth: 3.43
  • Market Cap: $64.78B
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,204,796,000
  • Beta: 1.19
  • 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 (29.33% 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 9/30/2014 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: $4.61 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.99 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:$2.23
Dividend Yield:4.16%
Dividend Growth:2.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:51.98% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
48.37% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
44.69% (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 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
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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
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News Icon2 Moncton banks robbed by armed suspects an hour apart (NYSE:BNS) - August 14 at 8:42 AM logoScotiaFunds Announces Portfolio Advisor Changes (NYSE:BNS) - August 12 at 8:44 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia : Scotiabank to Announce Third Quarter Results (NYSE:BNS) - August 11 at 12:03 PM logoScotiabank to Announce Third Quarter Results (NYSE:BNS) - August 11 at 12:03 PM
News IconScotiabank eyes Taiwan exit (NYSE:BNS) - August 10 at 3:21 PM logoCibc Asset Management Inc Lowers stake in Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) - Trade Calls (NYSE:BNS) - August 9 at 5:02 PM logoStrong Sell Calls For Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) At 0 - Investor Newswire (NYSE:BNS) - August 8 at 8:43 AM logoBank of Nova Scotia (The) (BNS) Shares are Down -0.81% - Trade Calls (NYSE:BNS) - August 8 at 8:43 AM logoBeni Stabili SpA SIIQ :BNS-IT: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2015 By the Numbers : August 8, 2016 (NYSE:BNS) - August 8 at 8:43 AM logoBank of Nova Scotia planning to exit Taiwan market -Taiwan govt sources (NYSE:BNS) - August 8 at 8:43 AM
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Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) Chart for Friday, September, 30, 2016

Last Updated on 9/30/2016 by Staff