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: www.scotiabank.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $77.44024 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,198,259,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $61.99
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $59.32
  • 52 Week Range: $51.21 - $64.93
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.25
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.56
  • P/E Growth: 2.54
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $20.43 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.79
  • Book Value: $36.64 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.76
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $2.25
  • Dividend Yield: 3.5%
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 22.26%
  • Return on Equity: 14.54%
  • Return on Assets: 0.89%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.13%
  • Current Ratio: 1.07%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.07%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 552,469 shs.
  • Beta: 1.27
  • 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) declared 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 yield of 3.90%. The ex-dividend date 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 of Directors has approved a share buyback plan on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase 24,000,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically 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) released 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 analyst estimates 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 period 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 brokers have issued 1 year price targets for Bank of Nova Scotia (The)'s stock. Their predictions range from $85.00 to $88.00. On average, they anticipate Bank of Nova Scotia (The)'s stock price to reach $86.75 in the next twelve months. 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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include TD Asset Management Inc. (3.18%), Vanguard Group Inc. (2.25%), CIBC World Markets Inc. (1.85%), Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd (1.39%), Great West Life Assurance Co. Can (1.06%) and CIBC Asset Management Inc (1.04%). 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 CIBC World Markets Inc., FMR LLC, Intact Investment Management Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky, AGF Investments Inc., The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company and Acadian Asset Management LLC. 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 Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership, Public Sector Pension investment Board, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Principal Financial Group Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., CIBC Asset Management Inc, Highstreet Asset Management Inc. and TD Asset Management Inc.. 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 $64.63.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (NYSE BNS)
Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  313 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  317 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  630
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 (34.23% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (NYSE:BNS)
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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 9/24/2015 forward)

Earnings

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
12/5/2017        
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)

Estimates

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)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (NYSE:BNS)
Next Dividend:10/27/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.25
Dividend Yield:3.48%
Dividend Growth:-2.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:46.30% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
42.94% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
40.25% (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
8/29/2017quarterly$0.634.08%10/2/201710/3/201710/27/2017
5/31/2017quarterly$0.563.99%6/29/20177/4/20177/27/2017
3/1/2017quarterly$0.583.93%3/31/20174/4/20174/26/2017
11/30/2016quarterly$0.553.97%12/29/20161/3/20171/27/2017
8/31/2016quarterly$0.574.28%9/30/201610/4/201610/27/2016
6/1/2016quarterly$0.554.47%6/30/20167/5/20167/27/2016
3/2/2016quarterly$0.534.88%4/1/20164/5/20164/27/2016
12/2/2015quarterly$0.534.69%12/31/20151/5/20161/27/2016
8/31/2015quarterly$0.534.62%10/2/201510/6/201510/28/2015
5/29/2015quarterly$0.554.19%7/2/20157/7/20157/29/2015
3/4/2015quarterly$0.544.14%4/2/20154/7/20154/28/2015
12/8/2014quarterly$0.584.1%1/2/20151/6/20151/28/2015
8/27/2014quarterly$0.603.62%10/3/201410/7/201410/29/2014
5/27/2014$0.596/30/20147/2/20147/29/2014
3/3/2014$0.583/28/20144/1/20144/28/2014
12/6/2013$0.581/3/20141/7/20141/29/2014
12/6/2013quarterly$0.583.93%1/3/20141/7/20141/29/2014
8/28/2013quarterly$0.594.28%9/27/201310/1/201310/29/2013
5/29/2013quarterly$0.584.07%6/28/20137/2/20137/29/2013
3/5/2013quarterly$0.603.93%3/28/20134/2/20134/26/2013
12/10/2012quarterly$0.574.05%12/28/20121/2/20131/29/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (NYSE:BNS)
No insider trades for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Headlines

Headline Trends for Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (NYSE:BNS)
Latest Headlines for Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (NYSE:BNS)
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fool.ca logoThe Top Stocks to Hold in a Recession - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - September 23 at 1:41 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoSecuritized Term Auto Receivables Trust 2017-2 -- Moody's assigns provisional ratings to SSTRT 2017-2, Bank of Nova Scotia sponsored Canadian prime auto loan transaction
finance.yahoo.com - September 22 at 3:37 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoScotiabank Leading Industry by Expanding Rewards Offerings
finance.yahoo.com - September 21 at 4:27 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBank of Nova Scotia (The) (BNS) Upgraded to "Buy" at Citigroup Inc.
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 20 at 10:16 PM
fool.ca logoHow to Make Your Retirement Savings Grow Faster - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - September 20 at 5:26 PM
nasdaq.com logoCanadian Stocks Are Rising On Energy Strength - Canadian Commentary - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - September 20 at 5:26 PM
nasdaq.com logoMid-Day ETF Update: ETFs, Stocks Higher as Wall Street Shrugs Off Mixed Economic Data, Focuses on Fed Meeting - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - September 19 at 4:38 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo4 Reasons Why Moody's (MCO) is an Attractive Pick Right Now
finance.yahoo.com - September 19 at 4:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoHead to Head Review: Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (BNS) & The Bancorp (TBBK)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 16 at 6:30 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEarnings Review and Free Research Report: CIBC’s Q3 Adjusted EPS Grew 4% Y-o-Y
finance.yahoo.com - September 14 at 5:16 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBank of Nova Scotia (The) (BNS) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $5.64 Billion
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 14 at 9:16 AM
zacks.com logo3 Reasons Why Scotiabank (BNS) is a Great Momentum Stock
www.zacks.com - September 13 at 5:51 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAnalyzing Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (BNS) and The Competition
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 12 at 6:26 PM
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finance.yahoo.com - September 12 at 5:04 PM
seekingalpha.com logoTop Dividend Raises And Cuts For August 2017 - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - September 9 at 4:22 PM
nasdaq.com logoMitsubishi UFJ (MTU) on Acquisition Spree: Time to Buy? - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - September 8 at 5:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBank of Nova Scotia Australia Branch -- Moody's assigns (P)A1 rating to Bank of Nova Scotia Australia Branch's MTN Program
finance.yahoo.com - September 6 at 9:40 PM
fool.ca logoShould Bank of Nova Scotia Shareholders Be Concerned About its Big Bet on Pro Hockey? - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - September 6 at 4:40 PM
investorplace.com logoHarris Corporation (HRS) Leads 4 Dividend Stocks Increasing ... - Investorplace.com
investorplace.com - September 6 at 4:20 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 6 at 2:28 AM
fool.ca logoTFSA Investors: Bank of Nova Scotia Is a Must-Buy for its Long-Term Dividend-Growth Potential - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - September 5 at 11:17 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Bank of Nova Scotia : September 6, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - September 5 at 11:17 PM
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www.fool.ca - September 5 at 2:53 AM
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www.fool.ca - September 1 at 4:55 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoResearch Analysts Set Expectations for Bank of Nova Scotia (The)'s Q1 2018 Earnings (BNS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 1 at 9:16 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoDesjardins Research Analysts Increase Earnings Estimates for Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (BNS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - September 1 at 8:36 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoBank of Nova Scotia :BNS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : August 31, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 31 at 4:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoCormark Analysts Raise Earnings Estimates for Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (BNS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 31 at 9:50 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (BNS) Lifted by Analyst
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 31 at 9:50 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoEquities Analysts Offer Predictions for Bank of Nova Scotia (The)'s FY2017 Earnings (BNS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 31 at 9:46 AM
fool.ca logo5 Reasons Bank of Nova Scotia Is a Buy After Q3 Earnings - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - August 30 at 11:02 PM
nasdaq.com logoCanadian banks Scotiabank, BMO beat profit forecasts
www.nasdaq.com - August 30 at 6:00 PM
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www.businessinsider.com - August 30 at 6:00 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoScotiabank Reiterates "Buy" Rating for Bank of Nova Scotia (The) (BNS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 30 at 4:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBank of Nova Scotia (The) (BNS) Plans Quarterly Dividend of $0.63
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 29 at 6:26 PM
fool.ca logoWhy Bank of Nova Scotia Is Down Over 1%
www.fool.ca - August 29 at 4:59 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoScotiabank reports third quarter results
finance.yahoo.com - August 29 at 4:59 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Scotiabank Raises Dividend as Income Rises
finance.yahoo.com - August 29 at 4:59 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBank of Nova Scotia (The) (BNS) Issues Earnings Results
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 29 at 9:06 AM
bizjournals.com logoHomEquity Bank announces its inaugural $120 million syndicated credit facility
www.bizjournals.com - August 28 at 9:38 PM
nasdaq.com logoCanadian Stocks Are Little Changed In Cautious Trade - Canadian ... - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - August 26 at 4:26 AM
fool.com logoThe Bank of Nova Scotia BNS
www.fool.com - August 25 at 6:22 PM
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www.nasdaq.com - August 24 at 9:48 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoBank of Nova Scotia – Value Analysis (NYSE:BNS) : August 24, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - August 24 at 9:48 PM
fool.ca logoRRSP Investors: 2 Top Canadian Dividend Stocks to Buy as Interest Rates Rise - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - August 24 at 4:43 PM
fool.ca logoCanadian Banks Are Under a Microscope: Should Investors Be Worried? - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - August 23 at 8:09 AM
fool.ca logoWhich of the Big 5 Banks Is the Best Buy Today? - The Motley Fool Canada
www.fool.ca - August 23 at 8:09 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBank of Nova Scotia (The) (BNS) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 22 at 2:20 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoBrokers Set Expectations for Bank of Nova Scotia (The)'s Q3 2017 Earnings (BNS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - August 21 at 3:58 AM

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