NYSE:BNS - Bank of Nova Scotia Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$57.91 +0.48 (+0.84 %)
(As of 07/22/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$57.91
Today's Range$57.78 - $58.01
52-Week Range$55.85 - $66.78
Volume517,203 shs
Average Volume782,540 shs
Market Capitalization$71.37 billion
P/E Ratio10.91
Dividend Yield4.31%
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 Ratio10.91
Forward P/E Ratio10.72
P/E Growth1.51

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$28.86 billion
Price / Sales2.47
Cash Flow$5.8673 per share
Price / Cash9.87
Book Value$36.39 per share
Price / Book1.59


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$71,374.95

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 Wednesday, May 30th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 3rd will be given a dividend of $0.6366 per share on Friday, July 27th. This represents a $2.55 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.40%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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 declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback program on Wednesday, February 14th 2018, which allows the company to repurchase outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's board of directors 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 results on Tuesday, May, 29th. The bank reported $1.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' 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 return on equity of 14.87% and a net margin of 22.29%. 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, September, 4th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Bank of Nova Scotia.

What price target have analysts set for BNS?

8 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Bank of Nova Scotia's stock. Their predictions range from $93.00 to $95.00. On average, they expect Bank of Nova Scotia's share price to reach $94.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 62.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings 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."

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 coverage about BNS stock has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Bank of Nova Scotia earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern's scale. They also assigned headlines about the bank an impact score of 44.90 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.

Who are Bank of Nova Scotia's major shareholders?

Bank of Nova Scotia's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Addenda Capital Inc. (0.23%), Addenda Capital Inc. (0.23%), Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. (0.18%), Cardinal Capital Management Inc. (0.08%), NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. (0.04%) and Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC (0.04%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Bank of Nova Scotia.

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 Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Cardinal Capital Management Inc., World Asset Management Inc, Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc., Radnor Capital Management LLC, Lourd Capital LLC and Trust Co. of Vermont. View Insider Buying and Selling for Bank of Nova Scotia.

Which institutional investors are buying Bank of Nova Scotia stock?

BNS stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Addenda Capital Inc., Addenda Capital Inc., Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc., Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC, Nippon Life Global Investors Americas Inc., Nikko Asset Management Americas Inc., Callahan Advisors LLC and Gulf International Bank UK Ltd. View Insider Buying and Selling for Bank of Nova Scotia.

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 $57.91.

How big of a company is Bank of Nova Scotia?

Bank of Nova Scotia has a market capitalization of $71.37 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:  441 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  407 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  848
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 7/22/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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