Bank of Nova Scotia Company Profile (NYSE:BNS)

About Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)

Bank of Nova Scotia 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: Money Center Banks
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: NYSE:BNS
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $67.4 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,208,151,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $56.59
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $57.39
  • 52 Week Range: $47.59 - $62.89
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.91
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 11.05
  • P/E Growth: 3.14
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $17.93 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.76
  • Book Value: $32.01 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.74
  • Annual Dividend: $2.20
  • Dividend Yield: 3.9%
  • Net Margins: 20.78%
  • Return on Equity: 14.36%
  • Return on Assets: 0.83%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.14%
  • Current Ratio: 1.06%
  • Quick Ratio: 1.06%
  • Average Volume: 944,541 shs.
  • Beta: 1.3
  • Short Ratio: 7.65

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

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, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 4th will be given a dividend of $0.5799 per share on Wednesday, April 26th. This represents a $2.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 31st. This is a boost from Bank of Nova Scotia's previous quarterly dividend of $0.55. View Bank of Nova Scotia's Dividend History.

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

Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February, 28th. The company reported $1.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.57 by $0.38. The company earned $6.87 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.89 billion. Bank of Nova Scotia had a return on equity of 14.36% and a net margin of 20.78%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 7.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.43 EPS. View Bank of Nova Scotia's Earnings History.

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

14 brokers have issued twelve-month price targets for Bank of Nova Scotia's shares. Their forecasts range from $35.00 to $77.00. On average, they expect Bank of Nova Scotia's stock price to reach $68.56 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Bank of Nova Scotia.

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

Who owns Bank of Nova Scotia stock?

Bank of Nova Scotia's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include CIBC World Markets Inc. (4.14%), TD Asset Management Inc. (3.12%), Vanguard Group Inc. (2.14%), Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec (1.76%), Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd (1.39%) and Wellington Management Group LLP (1.28%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Bank of Nova Scotia.

Who sold Bank of Nova Scotia stock? Who is selling Bank of Nova Scotia stock?

Bank of Nova Scotia's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., CIBC World Markets Inc., Greystone Managed Investments Inc., TD Asset Management Inc., APG Asset Management N.V., Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc., CGOV Asset Management and Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd. View Insider Buying and Selling for Bank of Nova Scotia.

Who bought Bank of Nova Scotia stock? Who is buying Bank of Nova Scotia stock?

Bank of Nova Scotia's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Credit Suisse AG, Investec Asset Management LTD, Bank of Nova Scotia, Karp Capital Management Corp, AQR Capital Management LLC, OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp, Acadian Asset Management LLC and Wells Fargo & Company MN. View Insider Buying and Selling for Bank of Nova Scotia.

How do I buy Bank of Nova Scotia stock?

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

How much does a share of Bank of Nova Scotia stock cost?

One share of Bank of Nova Scotia stock can currently be purchased for approximately $55.79.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 5 Hold Ratings, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.64)
Consensus Price Target: $68.56 (22.88% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
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 Group AGReiterated RatingNeutralN/AView Rating Details
11/1/2016Bank of America CorpInitiated CoverageBuyN/AView Rating Details
10/27/2016Barclays PLCReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
9/21/2016Dundee SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuyN/AView Rating Details
9/1/2016ScotiabankReiterated RatingOutperform$70.00 -> $76.00N/AView Rating Details
9/1/2016National Bank FinancialReiterated RatingSector Perform$66.00 -> $70.00N/AView Rating Details
9/1/2016DesjardinsReiterated RatingBuy$71.00 -> $73.00N/AView Rating Details
9/1/2016Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingBuy$73.00 -> $75.00N/AView Rating Details
8/31/2016Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperform$72.00 -> $77.00N/AView Rating Details
6/9/2016Deutsche Bank AGDowngradeBuy -> Hold$50.00 -> $35.00N/AView Rating Details
6/9/2016MacquarieDowngradeOutperform -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
8/18/2015Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsLower Price TargetMarket Perform$68.00 -> $64.00N/AView Rating Details
6/1/2015CormarkUpgradeMarket Perform -> Buy$65.00 -> $70.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/22/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)
Earnings by Quarter for Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)
Earnings History by Quarter for Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
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 (NYSE:BNS)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.77
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $5.38
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20174$1.12$1.21$1.15
Q2 20174$1.10$1.16$1.13
Q3 20174$1.15$1.30$1.23
Q4 20174$1.18$1.34$1.26
Q1 20182$1.21$1.35$1.28
Q2 20181$1.31$1.31$1.31
Q3 20181$1.39$1.39$1.39
Q4 20181$1.40$1.40$1.40
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)
Most Recent Dividend:4/26/2017
Annual Dividend:$2.20
Dividend Yield:3.94%
Dividend Growth:-2.70% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:50.11% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
46.51% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
43.56% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)

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

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)
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Headline Trends for Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)
Latest Headlines for Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS)
DateHeadline logoMEDIA ALERT/Photo-Op: Runners taking over Halifax for Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon - May 19 at 9:05 AM logoCormark Equities Analysts Cut Earnings Estimates for Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) - May 18 at 10:58 AM logoCormark Weighs in on Bank of Nova Scotia's Q2 2017 Earnings (BNS) - May 17 at 8:08 AM logoLacing Up To Raise Money: The Scotiabank Charity Challenge Is On! - May 15 at 4:07 PM logoScotiabank Peru -- Moody's affirms Scotiabank Peru's deposit ratings - May 10 at 9:12 PM logoShelley Niro Wins 2017 Scotiabank Photography Award - May 10 at 8:47 AM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Expected to Post Earnings of $1.17 Per Share - May 5 at 11:45 PM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Reduced by Desjardins - May 5 at 9:54 AM logoZacks Investment Research Lowers Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) to Sell - May 2 at 6:24 PM logoZacks: Brokerages Anticipate Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Will Announce Earnings of $1.19 Per Share - May 2 at 3:56 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts - May 2 at 12:28 AM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Earns Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.24 - April 29 at 5:27 PM logoWhy a Hot Housing Market Could Create an Opportunity to Buy This Stock - The Motley Fool Canada - April 27 at 9:25 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds - April 27 at 12:30 AM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.36 - April 23 at 1:22 PM logoMedia Alert/Photo-Op: Runners Taking over Parc Jean Drapeau for Banque Scotia 21K de Montréal Running Festival - April 20 at 9:07 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.23 - April 20 at 4:41 PM logoAvoid These 3 Stocks That Fund Managers Are Selling - - April 19 at 1:12 PM logoToday is "Talk With Our Kids About Money" Day! - April 19 at 1:12 PM logoCharging into Earth Day: Scotiabank Announces 30 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Across Ontario - April 19 at 1:12 PM logoBrandon and Winnipeg Students set to provide Money Fair national showcase in celebration of 'Talk With Our Kids About Money Day' - April 18 at 12:42 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Rating Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - April 17 at 5:56 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Getting Positive News Coverage, Study Shows - April 17 at 5:25 PM logoNorth American auto industry needs NAFTA: Scotiabank - April 17 at 12:25 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Earns News Sentiment Score of 0.28 - April 14 at 6:23 PM logoAll eyes on OPEC as oil recovery runs a bit behind: Scotiabank - April 12 at 11:12 AM logoBank of Nova Scotia : BNS-US: Dividend Analysis : April 04th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 12, 2017 - April 12 at 11:12 AM logo Brokerages Expect Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Will Post Earnings of $1.20 Per Share - April 11 at 12:29 PM logoCANADA STOCKS-Financial shares, risk aversion take TSX slightly lower - Nasdaq - April 7 at 8:59 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Receives Average Rating of "Buy" from Analysts - April 5 at 12:48 AM logoScotiabank Donates $500,000 to Rescue and Relief Efforts in Peru - March 31 at 9:10 PM logoScotiabank holds Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Toronto - March 28 at 1:05 PM logoIs Bank of Nova Scotia a Good Investment? - The Motley Fool Canada - March 22 at 3:41 PM logo4:19 am Bank of Nova Scotia to enter agreement to purchase up to 5.5 mln common shares in normal course bid - March 22 at 3:41 PM logoScotiabank Announces Specific Share Repurchase Program as part of its Normal Course Issuer Bid - March 21 at 9:21 PM logoScotiabank celebrates new branch opening in Saskatoon - March 21 at 6:46 AM logoScotia iTRADE announces Canada's first sustainable investing tools for direct investors - March 20 at 11:52 AM logoStudents in Atlantic Canada Recognized for Empowering Youth through Experiential Learning Projects - March 20 at 11:52 AM logoPost-Secondary Students in Atlantic Canada Recognized for their Efforts to Build a Greener Canada - March 20 at 11:52 AM logoWhy The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Stock Might be a Great Pick - March 17 at 3:59 PM logoIgnore Bank of Nova Scotia's Earnings Miss and Add it to Your Portfolio - The Motley Fool Canada - March 14 at 8:52 PM logoGlobal auto sales continue to strengthen in 2017: Scotiabank - March 13 at 4:08 PM logoScotiabank Photography Award reveals 2017 finalists - March 9 at 4:32 PM logoScotiabank announces Stephen Hart's retirement and appoints Daniel Moore as Chief Risk Officer - March 9 at 4:32 PM logoScotiabank celebrates International Women's Day with a $150,000 donation to Girls Learning Code programming - March 8 at 9:45 PM logoCanadian Stocks Have Recovered From Early Losses - Canadian ... - Nasdaq - March 8 at 4:43 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia upgraded by CIBC - March 7 at 9:02 PM logoCANADA STOCKS-TSX barely higher as oil price gain helps energy ... - Nasdaq - March 3 at 3:16 PM logoScotiabank's Proxy Circular Now Available - March 2 at 9:13 PM logoBank Of Nova Scotia: Pullback Play - March 1 at 8:51 AM


Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Chart for Monday, May, 22, 2017

This page was last updated on 5/22/2017 by Staff