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

+0.23 (+0.35%)
(As of 03:45 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
974,153 shs
Average Volume
4.02 million shs
Market Capitalization
C$80.69 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Bank of Nova Scotia MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
2.00 Rating Score
2.0% Upside
C$67.41 Price Target
Short Interest
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
News Sentiment
0.04mentions of Bank of Nova Scotia in the last 14 days
Based on 9 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

1.49 out of 5 stars

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About Bank of Nova Scotia Stock (TSE:BNS)

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 through Canadian Banking, International Banking, Global Wealth Management, and Global Banking and Markets segments. The company offers financial advice and solutions, and banking products, including debit and credit cards, chequing and saving accounts, investments, mortgages, loans, and insurance to individuals; and retail automotive financing solutions. It also provides business banking solutions comprising lending, deposit, cash management, and trade finance solutions to small, medium, and large businesses. In addition, it 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 alternatives, and institutional funds. The Bank of Nova Scotia was founded in 1832 and is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

BNS Stock Price History

BNS Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 4/26 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Confirmed)

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Banks - Diversified
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
14 Analysts


Net Income
C$7.44 billion
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
C$29.40 billion
Cash Flow
C$329.84 per share
Book Value
C$64.44 per share


Outstanding Shares
Free Float
Market Cap
C$80.64 billion
Not Optionable
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Key Executives

  • Mr. L. Scott Thomson (Age 54)
    President, CEO & Director
    Comp: $3.8M
  • Mr. Rajagopal Viswanathan
    Group Head & CFO
  • Mr. Francisco Alberto Aristeguieta Silva (Age 59)
    Group Head of International Banking
    Comp: $1.95M
  • Dr. Michael Zerbs Ph.D.
    Group Head of Technology & Operations
  • Mr. John McCartney
    Head of Investor Relations
  • Mr. Ian Arellano
    Executive VP & General Counsel
  • Ms. Nicole Frew
    Executive VP & Chief Compliance Officer
  • Ms. Meigan Terry
    Senior VP, Chief Sustainability of Social Impact & Communications Officer
  • Ms. Jenny Poulos
    Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Ms. Anya M. Schnoor B.A.
    M.B.A., Executive Vice President of Caribbean, Central America

BNS Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Bank of Nova Scotia stock right now?

14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Bank of Nova Scotia in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 12 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" BNS shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in BNS, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Bank of Nova Scotia's stock price target for 2024?

14 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Bank of Nova Scotia's stock. Their BNS share price targets range from C$60.00 to C$77.55. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach C$67.41 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 2.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have BNS shares performed in 2024?

Bank of Nova Scotia's stock was trading at C$64.50 at the start of the year. Since then, BNS stock has increased by 2.5% and is now trading at C$66.09.
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When is Bank of Nova Scotia's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 28th 2024.
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How were Bank of Nova Scotia's earnings last quarter?

The Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February, 27th. The bank reported $1.69 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.61 by $0.08. The bank had revenue of $8.43 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $8.12 billion. Bank of Nova Scotia had a net margin of 26.75% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.20%.

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 Monday, April 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 2nd will be given a dividend of 1.06 per share on Friday, April 26th. This represents a $4.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 6.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 1st.
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Is Bank of Nova Scotia a good dividend stock?

Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) pays an annual dividend of C$4.24 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 6.43%. BNS has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The dividend payout ratio is 69.39%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%.
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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 Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD), Freehold Royalties (FRU), Enbridge (ENB), Royal Bank of Canada (RY), Intact Financial (IFC), Constellation Software (CSU), Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CM), Emera (EMA), Pembina Pipeline (PPL) and BCE (BCE).

How do I buy shares of Bank of Nova Scotia?

Shares of BNS stock and other Canadian stocks can be purchased through an online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the Canadian stock market include BMO InvestorLine, CIBC Investor's Edge, Desjardins Online Brokerage, HSBC InvestDirect, Laurentian Bank Discount Brokerage, National Bank Direct Brokerage, Qtrade Investor, Questrade, RBC Direct Investing, Scotia iTrade, TD Direct Investing, and Virtual Brokers.
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This page (TSE:BNS) was last updated on 5/21/2024 by Staff

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