Bank of Nova Scotia (The) Company Profile (NYSE:BNS)

About Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (NYSE:BNS)

Bank of Nova Scotia (The) logoThe Bank of Nova Scotia is an international bank and a financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. The Bank offers a range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. Its segments include Canadian Banking, which provides a suite of financial advice and banking solutions to retail, small business, commercial and wealth management customers in Canada; International Banking, which provides a range of financial products, solutions and advice to retail and commercial customers in select regions outside of Canada; Global Banking and Markets, which provides corporate banking, investment banking, capital markets and transaction banking solutions, and Other, which represents smaller operating segments, including Group Treasury.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Banks
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:BNS
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $76.87 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,198,259,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $63.85
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $60.25
  • 52 Week Range: $51.21 - $65.07
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.15
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.52
  • P/E Growth: 2.66
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $20.43 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.76
  • Book Value: $36.64 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.75
  • Annual Dividend: $2.53
  • Dividend Yield: 3.9%
  • Net Margins: 22.26%
  • Return on Equity: 14.54%
  • Return on Assets: 0.89%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.13%
  • Current Ratio: 1.07%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.07%
  • Average Volume: 580,209 shs.
  • Beta: 1.26
  • Short Ratio: 12.03

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

What is Bank of Nova Scotia (The)'s stock symbol?

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

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

Bank of Nova Scotia (The) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 29th. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.6294 per share on Friday, October 27th. This represents a $2.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 2nd. This is a boost from Bank of Nova Scotia (The)'s previous quarterly dividend of $0.56. View Bank of Nova Scotia (The)'s Dividend History.

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

Bank of Nova Scotia (The) declared that its board has initiated a stock repurchase plan on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase 24,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

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

Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (NYSE:BNS) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August, 29th. The company reported $1.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.65 by $0.38. The business earned $5.22 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.28 billion. Bank of Nova Scotia (The) had a return on equity of 14.54% and a net margin of 22.26%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.54 EPS. View Bank of Nova Scotia (The)'s Earnings History.

When will Bank of Nova Scotia (The) make its next earnings announcement?

Bank of Nova Scotia (The) is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, December, 5th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Bank of Nova Scotia (The).

Where is Bank of Nova Scotia (The)'s stock going? Where will Bank of Nova Scotia (The)'s stock price be in 2017?

10 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Bank of Nova Scotia (The)'s stock. Their forecasts range from $85.00 to $88.00. On average, they expect Bank of Nova Scotia (The)'s share price to reach $86.75 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Bank of Nova Scotia (The).

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

Who are Bank of Nova Scotia (The)'s key executives?

Bank of Nova Scotia (The)'s management team includes the folowing people:

  • Thomas Charles O'Neill, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Brian J. Porter, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Sean D. McGuckin, Group Head and Chief Financial Officer
  • J. Michael Durland, Group Head and Chief Executive Officer - Global Banking and Markets
  • Barbara F. Mason, Group Head and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Marianne Hasold-Schilter, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer - International Banking
  • Daniel Moore, Executive Vice President, Chief Market Risk Officer, Chief Risk Officer
  • John Doig, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Deborah M. Alexander, Executive Vice President, General Counsel
  • Andrew H.W. Branion, Executive Vice President, Group Treasurer

Who owns Bank of Nova Scotia (The) stock?

Bank of Nova Scotia (The)'s stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. (0.22%), APG Asset Management N.V. (0.05%), Barometer Capital Management Inc. (0.02%), Farmers & Merchants Trust Co of Chambersburg PA (0.00%) and Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC (0.00%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Bank of Nova Scotia (The).

Who sold Bank of Nova Scotia (The) stock? Who is selling Bank of Nova Scotia (The) stock?

Bank of Nova Scotia (The)'s stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Farmers & Merchants Trust Co of Chambersburg PA. View Insider Buying and Selling for Bank of Nova Scotia (The).

Who bought Bank of Nova Scotia (The) stock? Who is buying Bank of Nova Scotia (The) stock?

Bank of Nova Scotia (The)'s stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., Barometer Capital Management Inc., Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. and Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Bank of Nova Scotia (The).

How do I buy Bank of Nova Scotia (The) stock?

Shares of Bank of Nova Scotia (The) can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

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

One share of Bank of Nova Scotia (The) stock can currently be purchased for approximately $64.15.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (NYSE BNS)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  328 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  329 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  657
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Bank of Nova Scotia (The) and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (NYSE:BNS) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.90)
Consensus Price Target: $86.75 (35.23% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (NYSE:BNS)
Price Target History for Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (NYSE:BNS)
Analysts' Ratings History for Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (NYSE:BNS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/20/2017Citigroup Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> BuyLowView Rating Details
8/30/2017ScotiabankReiterated RatingBuy$88.00MediumView Rating Details
8/29/2017Canaccord GenuitySet Price TargetBuy$87.00LowView Rating Details
5/31/2017Bank of America CorporationBoost Price TargetBuy$81.00 -> $85.00LowView Rating Details
5/31/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperform -> Outperform$86.00 -> $87.00LowView Rating Details
5/23/2017Barclays PLCUpgradeEqual Weight -> OverweightLowView Rating Details
5/18/2017National Bank FinancialReiterated RatingOutperform OverweightLowView Rating Details
3/7/2017CIBCUpgradeSector Perform -> Sector OutperformN/AView Rating Details
3/1/2017TD SecuritiesDowngradeBuyN/AView Rating Details
12/1/2016BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
11/14/2016Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
9/21/2016Dundee SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuyN/AView Rating Details
9/1/2016DesjardinsReiterated RatingBuy$71.00 -> $73.00N/AView Rating Details
6/9/2016Deutsche Bank AGDowngradeBuy -> Hold$50.00 -> $35.00N/AView Rating Details
6/9/2016MacquarieDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (NYSE:BNS)
Earnings by Quarter for Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (NYSE:BNS)
Earnings History by Quarter for Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (NYSE BNS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/29/20177/31/2017$1.65$1.27$5.28 billion$5.22 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/30/20174/30/2017$1.15$1.23$6.73 billion$6.58 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/20171/31/2017$1.57$1.19$6.89 billion$6.87 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/29/2016Q416$1.13$1.21$6.75 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/1/2015Q415$1.44$1.11$4.74 billion$4.64 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/28/2015Q315$1.15$1.18$4.87 billion$4.92 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/29/2015Q215$1.14$1.15$4.83 billion$4.76 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
3/3/2015Q115$1.15$1.09$4.80 billion$4.68 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
12/5/2014Q414$1.23$1.16$5.21 billion$5.05 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/26/2014Q314$1.29$1.70$5.92 billion$6.49 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/27/2014Q214$1.20$1.29$5.14 billion$5.35 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 (The) (NYSE:BNS)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.79
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.62
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$1.12$1.21$1.15
Q2 20174$1.10$1.16$1.13
Q3 20175$1.15$1.30$1.22
Q4 20175$1.18$1.35$1.28
Q1 20183$1.21$1.40$1.31
Q2 20182$1.34$1.38$1.36
Q3 20181$1.47$1.47$1.47
Q4 20181$1.48$1.48$1.48
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (NYSE:BNS)
Next Dividend:10/27/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.53
Dividend Yield:3.94%
Dividend Growth:-2.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:52.06% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
48.37% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
45.42% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (NYSE:BNS)

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

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Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (BNS) Chart for Monday, October, 23, 2017

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