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NYSE:BNSBank of Nova Scotia Stock Price, Forecast & News

+0.16 (+0.38 %)
(As of 08/6/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $42.24
50-Day Range
MA: $41.34
52-Week Range
Now: $42.24
Volume773,101 shs
Average Volume974,987 shs
Market Capitalization$51.17 billion
P/E Ratio9.28
Dividend Yield6.32%
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. It is also involved in the provision of investment and wealth management advice, services, products, and solutions to customers and advisors; wealth management solutions, such as private customer, online brokerage, full-service brokerage, pension, and institutional customer services, as well as asset management business focusing on developing investment solutions for retail and institutional investors; and international banking services for retail, corporate, and commercial customers. In addition, the company offers corporate lending; trade finance and cash management; investment banking services, including 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 sales and trading; and collateral management services for corporate, government, and institutional investor clients. Further, it provides Internet, mobile, and telephone banking services. The company operates a network of 955 branches and approximately 3,644 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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 4.2Community Rank: 2.5Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.59 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry State commercial banks



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$35.10 billion
Cash Flow$6.31 per share
Book Value$41.03 per share


Net Income$6.31 billion


Outstanding Shares1,211,420,000
Market Cap$51.17 billion
Next Earnings Date8/25/2020 (Estimated)
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Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Bank of Nova Scotia's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Bank of Nova Scotia's stock was trading at $42.54 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, BNS stock has decreased by 0.7% and is now trading at $42.24.
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Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Bank of Nova Scotia?

11 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 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."
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When is Bank of Nova Scotia's next earnings date?

Bank of Nova Scotia is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August 25th 2020.
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How were Bank of Nova Scotia's earnings last quarter?

Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 26th. The bank reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.33. The bank had revenue of $7.96 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.87 billion. Bank of Nova Scotia had a return on equity of 12.56% and a net margin of 16.36%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.70 EPS.
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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 Thursday, May 28th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.6555 per share on Wednesday, July 29th. This represents a $2.62 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 6.21%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, July 6th.
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What price target have analysts set for BNS?

11 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Bank of Nova Scotia's stock. Their forecasts range from $51.00 to $82.00. On average, they expect Bank of Nova Scotia's stock price to reach $69.91 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 65.5% from the stock's current price.
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Has Bank of Nova Scotia been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about BNS stock have been trending positive on Friday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Bank of Nova Scotia earned a daily sentiment score of 2.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the bank a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.
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Are investors shorting Bank of Nova Scotia?

Bank of Nova Scotia saw a drop in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 5,700,000 shares, a drop of 7.5% from the July 15th total of 6,160,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,510,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 3.8 days. Currently, 0.5% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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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), AT&T (T), Royal Bank of Canada (RY), Emera (EMA), Timbercreek Financial (TF), Pfizer (PFE), AbbVie (ABBV), Verizon Communications (VZ) and Bank of America (BAC).

Who are Bank of Nova Scotia's key executives?

Bank of Nova Scotia's management team includes the following 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

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."

Who are Bank of Nova Scotia's major shareholders?

Bank of Nova Scotia's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include CIBC Asset Management Inc (0.54%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.37%), Cardinal Capital Management Inc. (0.15%), Addenda Capital Inc. (0.14%), Value Partners Investments Inc. (0.12%) and First Trust Advisors LP (0.09%).

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 QV Investors Inc., Unigestion Holding SA, Baskin Financial Services Inc., Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank, M&G Investment Management Ltd., Cumberland Partners Ltd, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., and DORCHESTER WEALTH MANAGEMENT Co.

Which major investors are buying Bank of Nova Scotia stock?

BNS stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including CIBC Asset Management Inc, Value Partners Investments Inc., Intact Investment Management Inc., Cardinal Capital Management Inc., Addenda Capital Inc., First Trust Advisors LP, Galibier Capital Management Ltd., and Euro Pacific Asset 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, 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 $42.24.

How big of a company is Bank of Nova Scotia?

Bank of Nova Scotia has a market capitalization of $51.17 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.

What is Bank of Nova Scotia's official website?

The official website for Bank of Nova Scotia is 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]

This page was last updated on 8/7/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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