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

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$54.04 -0.05 (-0.09 %)
(As of 10/23/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$54.09
Today's Range$53.07 - $54.27
52-Week Range$53.07 - $66.78
Volume824,389 shs
Average Volume743,146 shs
Market Capitalization$66.79 billion
P/E Ratio10.31
Dividend Yield4.86%
The 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
Current SymbolNYSE:BNS
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.09
Current Ratio1.07
Quick Ratio1.07


Trailing P/E Ratio10.31
Forward P/E Ratio9.97
P/E Growth1.59

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$28.86 billion
Price / Sales2.31
Cash Flow$5.8485 per share
Price / Cash9.24
Book Value$36.39 per share
Price / Book1.49


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.24
Net Income$6.12 billion
Net Margins21.55%
Return on Equity14.62%
Return on Assets0.93%


Outstanding Shares1,231,540,000
Market Cap$66.79 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, August 29th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.6539 per share on Monday, October 29th. This represents a $2.62 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.84%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 1st. This is a boost from Bank of Nova Scotia's previous quarterly dividend of $0.64. 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 initiated a share buyback plan on Wednesday, February 14th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically 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) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August, 28th. The bank reported $1.76 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.37 by $0.39. The bank had revenue of $7.18 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.34 billion. Bank of Nova Scotia had a net margin of 21.55% and a return on equity of 14.62%. The company's revenue was up 1.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.66 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, November 27th 2018. 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, November 27th 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?

7 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Bank of Nova Scotia's shares. Their predictions range from $93.00 to $95.00. On average, they anticipate Bank of Nova Scotia's stock price to reach $94.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 73.9% 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?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Bank of Nova Scotia in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." 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

Who are Bank of Nova Scotia's major shareholders?

Bank of Nova Scotia's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Bank of Montreal Can (4.10%), Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. (0.20%), Cardinal Capital Management Inc. (0.08%), Aperio Group LLC (0.07%), Nexus Investment Management Inc. (0.05%) and Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC (0.05%).

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 JCIC Asset Management Inc., Andra AP fonden, Adams Asset Advisors LLC, World Asset Management Inc, Aperio Group LLC, Welch & Forbes LLC and Nexus Investment Management Inc..

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 Bank of Montreal Can, Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc., Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Cardinal Capital Management Inc., Davis Rea LTD., Baskin Financial Services Inc., DORCHESTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT Co and One Capital Management LLC.

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 $54.04.

How big of a company is Bank of Nova Scotia?

Bank of Nova Scotia has a market capitalization of $66.79 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.

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 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:  480 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  436 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  916
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 10/23/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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