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

-0.10 (-0.18 %)
(As of 02/21/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $56.16
50-Day Range
MA: $55.68
52-Week Range
Now: $56.16
Volume671,611 shs
Average Volume642,928 shs
Market Capitalization$68.13 billion
P/E Ratio11.19
Dividend Yield4.93%
The Bank of Nova Scotia provides various banking products and services in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and the Asia-Pacific. The company 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. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry State commercial banks



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$35.10 billion
Cash Flow$6.28 per share
Book Value$41.03 per share


Net Income$6.31 billion


Outstanding Shares1,213,110,000
Market Cap$68.13 billion
Next Earnings Date2/25/2020 (Confirmed)

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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 declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, November 26th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 7th will be given a dividend of $0.684 per share on Wednesday, January 29th. This represents a $2.74 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.87%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, January 6th. This is a positive change from Bank of Nova Scotia's previous quarterly dividend of $0.68. View Bank of Nova Scotia's Dividend History.

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

Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November, 26th. The bank reported $1.82 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.38 by $0.44. The bank earned $7.98 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.98 billion. Bank of Nova Scotia had a return on equity of 13.65% and a net margin of 17.99%. The firm's revenue was up 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $1.77 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, February 25th 2020. 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, February 25th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

What price target have analysts set for BNS?

9 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Bank of Nova Scotia's shares. Their forecasts range from $62.00 to $82.00. On average, they expect Bank of Nova Scotia's share price to reach $76.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 36.2% 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?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Bank of Nova Scotia in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Bank of Nova Scotia.

Has Bank of Nova Scotia been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about BNS stock have been trending very positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Bank of Nova Scotia earned a daily sentiment score of 3.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the bank a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Bank of Nova Scotia.

Are investors shorting Bank of Nova Scotia?

Bank of Nova Scotia saw a increase in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 7,880,000 shares, an increase of 50.1% from the January 15th total of 5,250,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 738,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 10.7 days. Currently, 0.7% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View Bank of Nova Scotia's Current Options Chain.

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

What other stocks do shareholders of Bank of Nova Scotia own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Bank of Nova Scotia investors own include Freehold Royalties (FRU), Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), Royal Bank of Canada (RY), AT&T (T), Emera (EMA), Timbercreek Financial (TF), Verizon Communications (VZ), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET) and Pfizer (PFE).

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 61)
  • Mr. Rajagopal Viswanathan, Exec. VP & CFO
  • Mr. James P. O'Sullivan, Group Head of Canadian Banking
  • Mr. Philip M. Thomas B.A., Exec. VP & Chief Retail Risk Officer
  • 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 investors include TD Asset Management Inc. (2.39%), Toronto Dominion Bank (2.09%), CIBC World Markets Inc. (1.78%), Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd (1.31%), 1832 Asset Management L.P. (1.30%) and Great West Life Assurance Co. Can (0.98%).

Which institutional investors are selling Bank of Nova Scotia stock?

BNS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Toronto Dominion Bank, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Fiera Capital Corp, QV Investors Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Highstreet Asset Management Inc., Janus Henderson Group PLC and Guardian Capital LP.

Which institutional investors are buying Bank of Nova Scotia stock?

BNS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital World Investors, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., M&G Investment Management Ltd., Value Partner Investments Inc., Cardinal Capital Management Inc., Credit Suisse AG, Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. and 1832 Asset Management L.P..

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, Robinhood, 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 $56.16.

How big of a company is Bank of Nova Scotia?

Bank of Nova Scotia has a market capitalization of $68.13 billion and generates $35.10 billion in revenue each year. The bank earns $6.31 billion in net income (profit) each year or $5.37 on an earnings per share basis. Bank of Nova Scotia employs 101,813 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Bank of Nova Scotia.

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 STREET WEST SCOTIA PLAZA 8TH FL., 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:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  674 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  666 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,340
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 2/22/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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