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

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$58.39 +0.29 (+0.50 %)
(As of 08/16/2018 12:07 PM ET)
Previous Close$58.34
Today's Range$58.31 - $58.59
52-Week Range$55.85 - $66.78
Volume42,073 shs
Average Volume738,179 shs
Market Capitalization$71.65 billion
P/E Ratio11.18
Dividend Yield4.30%
Bank of Nova Scotia logoThe 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


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.10
Current Ratio1.05
Quick Ratio1.05


Trailing P/E Ratio11.18
Forward P/E Ratio10.77
P/E Growth1.51

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$28.86 billion
Price / Sales2.49
Cash Flow$5.8980 per share
Price / Cash9.90
Book Value$36.39 per share
Price / Book1.60


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.24
Net Income$6.12 billion
Net Margins22.29%
Return on Equity14.87%
Return on Assets0.92%


Outstanding Shares1,232,520,000
Market Cap$71.65 billion

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 Wednesday, May 30th. Investors of record on Tuesday, July 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.6366 per share on Friday, July 27th. This represents a $2.55 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.36%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, July 2nd. 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 approved 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 purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

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

Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) released its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 29th. The bank reported $1.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.31 by $0.04. The bank earned $5.59 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.37 billion. Bank of Nova Scotia had a net margin of 22.29% and a return on equity of 14.87%. 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, August, 28th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Bank of Nova Scotia.

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 predictions range from $93.00 to $95.00. On average, they expect Bank of Nova Scotia's stock price to reach $94.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 61.0% 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 3 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Bank of Nova Scotia.

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. Sean D. McGuckin CPA, CA, Group Head & CFO (Leave of Absence) (Age 54)
  • Mr. James P. O'Sullivan, Group Head of Canadian Banking
  • Mr. Ignacio Deschamps, Group Head of International Banking & Digital Transformation

Has Bank of Nova Scotia been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about BNS stock have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Bank of Nova Scotia earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the bank an impact score of 46.15 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for Bank of Nova Scotia.

Who are Bank of Nova Scotia's major shareholders?

Bank of Nova Scotia's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include TD Asset Management Inc. (2.94%), Toronto Dominion Bank (1.70%), Great West Life Assurance Co. Can (1.13%), Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd. (1.04%), Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. (0.89%) and CIBC Asset Management Inc (0.66%).

Which major investors are selling Bank of Nova Scotia stock?

BNS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, Beutel Goodman & Co Ltd., Investec Asset Management LTD, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., TD Asset Management Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd., CIBC Asset Management Inc and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board.

Which major investors are buying Bank of Nova Scotia stock?

BNS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Toronto Dominion Bank, Fiera Capital Corp, Addenda Capital Inc., Addenda Capital Inc., OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp, AGF Investments Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC and Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc..

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 $58.39.

How big of a company is Bank of Nova Scotia?

Bank of Nova Scotia has a market capitalization of $71.65 billion and generates $28.86 billion in revenue each year. The bank earns $6.12 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.24 on an earnings per share basis. Bank of Nova Scotia employs 89,191 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Bank of Nova Scotia?

Bank of Nova Scotia's mailing address is 44 KING ST. WEST SCOTIA PLAZA 8TH FLOOR, 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:  455 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  412 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  867
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 8/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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