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QQQ   288.68
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DOW   31,261.90
QQQ   288.68
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DOW   31,261.90
QQQ   288.68

Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.26 (-0.41%)
(As of 05/20/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
1.42 million shs
Average Volume
1.76 million shs
Market Capitalization
$75.25 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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About Bank of Nova Scotia

The Bank of Nova Scotia provides various banking products and services in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, the Caribbean and Central America, and internationally. It operates in four segments: Canadian Banking, International Banking, Global Wealth Management, and Global Banking and Markets. 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 insurance to individuals; and business banking solutions comprising lending, deposit, cash management, and trade finance solutions to small, medium, and large businesses, including automotive financing solutions to dealers and their customers. It also provides wealth management advice and solutions, including online brokerage, mobile investment, full-service brokerage, trust, private banking, and private investment counsel services; and retail mutual funds, exchange traded funds, liquid alternative funds, and institutional funds. In addition, the company offers international banking services for retail, corporate, and commercial customers; and lending and transaction, investment banking advisory, and capital markets access services to corporate customers. Further, it provides online, mobile, and telephone banking services. The company operates a network of 954 branches and approximately 3,766 automated banking machines in Canada; and approximately 1,300 branches and a network of contact and support center internationally. The Bank of Nova Scotia was founded in 1832 and is headquartered in Halifax, Canada.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

State commercial banks
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$31.20 billion
Cash Flow
$7.38 per share
Book Value
$43.74 per share


Net Income
$7.65 billion
Pretax Margin




Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
$75.25 billion

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 4/27 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
Fiscal Year End

Social Links


Overall MarketRank

2.74 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

365th out of 1,356 stocks

State Commercial Banks Industry

92nd out of 237 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.3Community Rank: 4.4Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 0.8Valuation: 1.9 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

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

Is Bank of Nova Scotia a buy right now?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Bank of Nova Scotia in the last twelve months. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Bank of Nova Scotia stock.
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Are investors shorting Bank of Nova Scotia?

Bank of Nova Scotia saw a decrease in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 14,020,000 shares, a decrease of 27.2% from the April 15th total of 19,270,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,760,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 8.0 days. Approximately 1.2% of the company's shares are short sold.
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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 Wednesday, May 25th 2022.
View our earnings forecast 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 Wednesday, May 25th at 7:15 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 905-694-9451 with passcode "1127377#".

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

The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March, 1st. The bank reported $2.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.63 by $0.52. The bank had revenue of $8.05 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $7.87 billion. Bank of Nova Scotia had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 15.22% and a net margin of 25.54%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down .3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.46 earnings per share.
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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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, March 2nd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, April 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.7884 per share on Wednesday, April 27th. This represents a $3.15 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.04%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 4th. This is a positive change from Bank of Nova Scotia's previous quarterly dividend of $0.78.
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Is Bank of Nova Scotia a good dividend stock?

Bank of Nova Scotia pays an annual dividend of $3.20 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 5.09%. BNS has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. Bank of Nova Scotia does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Bank of Nova Scotia is 50.39%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Bank of Nova Scotia will have a dividend payout ratio of 46.65% next year. This indicates that Bank of Nova Scotia will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
View Bank of Nova Scotia's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for BNS?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for Bank of Nova Scotia's shares. Their forecasts range from $84.00 to $106.00. On average, they anticipate Bank of Nova Scotia's share price to reach $96.09 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 53.6% from the stock's current price.
View analysts' price targets for Bank of Nova Scotia
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What are Wall Street analysts saying about Bank of Nova Scotia stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Bank of Nova Scotia stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Bank of Nova Scotia is one of North America's premier financial institutions and Canada's most international bank. They offer a diverse range of products and services including personal, commercial, corporate and investment banking. Scotiabank has built long-term value and recorded consistent earnings growth by building on its core strengths and by executing exceptionally well in its core businesses. These include Domestic Banking, Wealth Management, International Banking and Scotia Capital. " (2/24/2022)
  • 2. Fundamental Research analysts commented, "Fundamental Research Corp has issued a report entitled “BNS Has the Highest Upside Potential” and dated December 7, 2021. The full report is now at www.researchfrc.com.

    BNS is an FRC Top Pick." (12/7/2021)
Who are Bank of Nova Scotia's key executives?
Bank of Nova Scotia's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Brian Johnston Porter A.M.P., B.Com., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 64, Pay $3M)
  • Mr. Rajagopal Viswanathan, Group Head & CFO
  • Mr. Ignacio Deschamps, Group Head of International Banking & Digital Transformation
  • Mr. Daniel Llewellyn Rees, Group Head of Canadian Banking
  • Mr. Jake Lawrence, CEO and Group Head of Global Banking & Markets
  • Dr. Michael Zerbs Ph.D., Group Head of Technology & Operations
  • Mr. James A. Neate, Pres and Group Head of Corp. & Investment Banking
  • Mr. Philip Stephen Watson Smith, Sr. VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Ian Arellano, Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel
  • Ms. Nicole Frew, Exec. VP & Chief Compliance Officer
What is Brian J. Porter's approval rating as Bank of Nova Scotia's CEO?

1,585 employees have rated Bank of Nova Scotia CEO Brian J. Porter on Glassdoor.com. Brian J. Porter has an approval rating of 86% among Bank of Nova Scotia's employees.

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 AT&T (T), Freehold Royalties (FRU), Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), Pfizer (PFE), Royal Bank of Canada (RY), Verizon Communications (VZ), AbbVie (ABBV), Cisco Systems (CSCO), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) and Intel (INTC).

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 Vanguard Group Inc. (3.41%), TD Asset Management Inc. (1.92%), Mackenzie Financial Corp (1.53%), 1832 Asset Management L.P. (1.46%), Capital World Investors (1.46%) and Toronto Dominion Bank (1.35%).

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 Capital World Investors, Cibc World Market Inc., BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp, Jarislowsky Fraser Ltd, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company , OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp, Mackenzie Financial Corp, and Royal Bank of Canada.

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 Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., Bank of Montreal Can, Vanguard Group Inc., Toronto Dominion Bank, Mufg Securities Canada LTD., CIBC Asset Management Inc, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank , and American Century Companies Inc..

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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Bank of Nova Scotia's stock price today?

One share of BNS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $62.55.

How much money does Bank of Nova Scotia make?

Bank of Nova Scotia has a market capitalization of $75.25 billion and generates $31.20 billion in revenue each year. The bank earns $7.65 billion in net income (profit) each year or $6.349990 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Bank of Nova Scotia have?

Bank of Nova Scotia employs 89,488 workers across the globe.

Does Bank of Nova Scotia have any subsidiaries?

The following companies are subsidiares of Bank of Nova Scotia: 1832 Asset Management L.P., BBVA Chile, BNS Asia Limited, BNS International (Bahamas) Limited, BNS International (Panama) S.A., BNS Investments Inc., Banco Colpatria Multibanca Colpatria S.A., Colfondos, Grupo BNS de Costa Rica S.A., Grupo Financiero Scotiabank Inverlat S.A. de C.V., Hollis Canadian Bank, HollisWealth Inc., Howard Weil, Jarislowsky Fraser, Jarislowsky Fraser Limited, MD Financial, MD Financial Management Inc., Montreal Trust Company of Canada, National Trust Company, National Trustco Inc., Nova Scotia Inversiones Limitada, Profuturo AFP S.A., RoyNat Inc., Scotia Capital (USA) Inc., Scotia Capital Inc., Scotia Dealer Advantage Inc., Scotia Group Jamaica Limited, Scotia Holdings (US) Inc., Scotia International Limited, Scotia Investments Jamaica Limited, Scotia Life Insurance Company, Scotia Mortgage Corporation, Scotia Securities Inc., Scotiabanc Inc., Scotiabank & Trust (Cayman) Ltd., Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited, Scotiabank (Belize) Ltd., Scotiabank (British Virgin Islands) Limited, Scotiabank (Hong Kong) Limited, Scotiabank (Ireland) Designated Activity Company, Scotiabank (Panama) S.A., Scotiabank (Turks and Caicos) Ltd., Scotiabank Anguilla Limited, Scotiabank Barbados Limited, Scotiabank Brasil S.A. Banco Multiplo, Scotiabank Caribbean Holdings Ltd., Scotiabank Chile S.A., Scotiabank Colpatria S.A., Scotiabank El Salvador S.A., Scotiabank Europe plc, Scotiabank Peru Holding S.A., Scotiabank Peru S.A.A., Scotiabank Republica Dominicana S.A., Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Limited, Scotiabank Uruguay S.A., Scotiabank de Puerto Rico, Tangerine Bank, The Bank of Nova Scotia Berhad, The Bank of Nova Scotia International Limited, The Bank of Nova Scotia Jamaica Limited, The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company, and The Bank of Nova Scotia Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited.

When was Bank of Nova Scotia founded?

Bank of Nova Scotia was founded in 1832.

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) 866-6161, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 416-866-3750.

This page was last updated on 5/21/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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