Bank of Nova Scotia Company Profile (TSE:BNS)

About Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS)

Bank of Nova Scotia logoThe Bank of Nova Scotia is an international bank and a financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. The Bank offers a range of advice, products and services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. Its segments include Canadian Banking, which provides a suite of financial advice and banking solutions to retail, small business, commercial and wealth management customers in Canada; International Banking, which provides a range of financial products, solutions and advice to retail and commercial customers in select regions outside of Canada; Global Banking and Markets, which provides corporate banking, investment banking, capital markets and transaction banking solutions, and Other, which represents smaller operating segments, including Group Treasury.

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  • Market Cap: C$91.26 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,209,027,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: C$76.58
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: C$76.62
  • 52 Week Range: C$62.36 - C$82.30
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.78
  • P/E Growth: 1.28
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: C$24.43 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.74
  • Book Value: C$43.87 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.72
  • Dividend Yield: 4.0%
  • Average Volume: 2.97 million shs.
  • Short Ratio: 17.06

Frequently Asked Questions for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS)

What is Bank of Nova Scotia's stock symbol?

Bank of Nova Scotia trades on the Tornton Stock Exchange (TSX) 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, February 28th. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 4th will be given a dividend of 0.76 per share on Wednesday, April 26th. This represents a $3.04 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 31st. This is a boost from Bank of Nova Scotia's previous quarterly dividend of $0.74. View Bank of Nova Scotia's Dividend History.

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

Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August, 26th. The company reported $1.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.41 by $0.45. The company had revenue of $6.58 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $5.93 billion. View Bank of Nova Scotia's Earnings History.

When will Bank of Nova Scotia make its next earnings announcement?

Bank of Nova Scotia is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May, 30th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Bank of Nova Scotia.

Where is Bank of Nova Scotia's stock going? Where will Bank of Nova Scotia's stock price be in 2017?

10 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Bank of Nova Scotia's shares. Their forecasts range from C$75.00 to C$89.00. On average, they anticipate Bank of Nova Scotia's share price to reach C$83.25 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Bank of Nova Scotia.

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

How do I buy Bank of Nova Scotia stock?

Shares of Bank of Nova Scotia and other Canadian stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). Brokers that permit trading on the TSX include Fidelity, Interactive Brokers, PennTrade and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Bank of Nova Scotia stock cost?

One share of Bank of Nova Scotia stock can currently be purchased for approximately C$75.48.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.80)
Consensus Price Target: C$83.25

Analysts' Ratings History for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
4/18/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingOutperformC$86.00View Rating Details
3/7/2017CIBCBoost Price TargetNeutral -> OutperformC$83.00 -> C$86.00View Rating Details
3/1/2017TD SecuritiesDowngradeAction List Buy -> BuyC$88.00View Rating Details
3/1/2017ScotiabankReiterated RatingOutperformC$89.00View Rating Details
3/1/2017DesjardinsBoost Price TargetBuyC$83.00 -> C$86.00View Rating Details
3/1/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetC$73.00 -> C$78.00View Rating Details
2/20/2017National Bank FinancialReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
2/21/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsBoost Price TargetC$77.00 -> C$85.00View Rating Details
1/17/2017CSFBBoost Price TargetC$78.00 -> C$80.00View Rating Details
1/13/2017Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetC$80.00 -> C$84.00View Rating Details
12/22/2016Dundee SecuritiesBoost Price TargetC$83.00 -> C$86.00View Rating Details
9/14/2016Citigroup IncBoost Price TargetC$70.00 -> C$76.00View Rating Details
5/3/2016Credit Suisse Group AGBoost Price TargetC$62.00 -> C$72.00View Rating Details
8/31/2015BMO Capital MarketsLower Price TargetOutperformC$76.00 -> C$70.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 5/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS)
Earnings by Quarter for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS)
Earnings History by Quarter for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/26/2014$1.41$1.86$5.93 billion$6.58 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/27/2014$1.33$1.40$5.62 billion$5.81 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.40
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $7.11
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20175$1.51$1.60$1.56
Q2 20175$1.48$1.61$1.55
Q3 20175$1.56$1.71$1.63
Q4 20175$1.59$1.76$1.66
Q1 20183$1.64$1.78$1.71
Q2 20181$1.73$1.73$1.73
Q3 20181$1.83$1.83$1.83
Q4 20181$1.84$1.84$1.84
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History by Quarter for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
4/6/2017Kyle McnamaraInsiderSell4,280C$78.75C$337,050.00
4/5/2017Andrew BranionInsiderSell10,252C$78.66C$806,422.32
3/6/2017Brian J PorterDirectorSell40,000C$80.22C$3,208,800.00
9/8/2016Brian J PorterDirectorSell25,176C$70.17C$1,766,599.92
6/7/2016Sean McguckinInsiderSell4,000C$66.77C$267,080.00
12/18/2015Brian J PorterDirectorSell83,224C$56.28C$4,683,938.27
10/7/2015Sean McguckinInsiderSell1,144C$60.56C$69,277.67
9/2/2015Paul David SobeyDirectorBuy3,000C$58.40C$175,200.00
6/29/2015William Robert FattDirectorBuy3,100C$64.33C$199,423.00
4/7/2015Brian J PorterDirectorSell11,656C$63.55C$740,725.98
4/6/2015Stephen Peter HartInsiderSell14,201C$63.31C$899,127.79
4/2/2015Deborah AlexanderInsiderSell29,972C$63.18C$1,893,768.83
3/20/2015Susan Louise SegalDirectorBuy1,000C$63.70C$63,695.70
3/11/2015William Robert FattDirectorBuy2,650C$62.96C$166,848.51
3/10/2015Charles Harry DallaraDirectorBuy1,500C$63.48C$95,220.00
3/6/2015Brian J PorterDirectorSell100,000C$65.13C$6,513,120.00
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS)
Latest Headlines for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS)
DateHeadline logo$500,000 Raised at Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon - May 22 at 12:26 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages - May 22 at 7:46 AM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Expected to Earn FY2017 Earnings of $6.48 Per Share - May 18 at 10:17 AM logoQ2 2017 EPS Estimates for Bank of Nova Scotia Lowered by Cormark (BNS) - May 17 at 7:40 AM logoCommunity spirit will fuel two-day Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon - May 16 at 12:33 PM logoScotiabank recognized as Latin American Retail Bank of the Year - May 12 at 4:32 PM logoBento Sushi Said to Work With Scotia, CIBC on Potential IPO - May 11 at 4:35 PM logoCanada bank downgrade rings alarm bells on consumer debt, housing - Nasdaq - May 11 at 4:34 PM logoCanada bank downgrade rings alarm bells on consumer debt, housing - Nasdaq - May 11 at 4:34 PM logoScotiabank to Announce Second Quarter Results - May 11 at 4:34 PM logoUniversity of Windsor Students Named National Champions of Youth Empowerment - May 11 at 4:34 PM logoRyerson University Students Named National Champions of the Environment - May 11 at 4:34 PM logoResearch Reports Initiated on Financials Stocks: The Toronto-Dominion Bank, Royal Bank of Canada, Home Capital Group, and The Bank of Nova Scotia - May 9 at 8:47 AM logo$1.5 Million Raised at 12th Annual Scotiabank Pro-Am for Alzheimer's™ in support of Baycrest - May 8 at 3:53 PM logoDesjardins Equities Analysts Lower Earnings Estimates for Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) - May 5 at 6:52 PM logoGlencore in talks to sell Peru, other mining royalties -sources - Nasdaq - May 3 at 4:03 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia: Time to Buy the Dip? - The Motley Fool Canada - April 28 at 4:57 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Analysts - April 25 at 11:05 AM logoThe Stanley Cup® and Hockey Stars to Arrive in Eight Communities in Nunavut - April 24 at 3:57 PM logoNew record of $1.25 million raised at Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal - April 23 at 4:12 PM logo/R E P E A T -- Media Alert/Photo-Op: Runners Taking over Parc Jean Drapeau for Banque Scotia 21K de Montréal Running Festival/ - April 22 at 10:06 AM logoRoyal Bank of Canada Reiterates "C$86.00" Price Target for Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) - April 18 at 3:08 PM logoHappy Birthday Canada! 150 Bags of New Hockey Equipment for Nunavut Young People - April 13 at 4:07 PM logoGTA students to compete in Money Fair showcase in celebration of 'Talk With Our Kids About Money Day' - April 13 at 4:07 PM logoCommunity spirit will fuel two-day Banque Scotia 21k de Montréal running festival - April 13 at 4:07 PM logoScotiabank Showcases Progress on CSR strategy: Better Future, Better Off - April 10 at 12:32 PM logoEvolving U.S. trade policy: What's at stake for the NAFTA zone? - April 10 at 12:32 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Insider Kyle Mcnamara Sells 4,280 Shares - April 7 at 8:17 PM logoScotiabank CEO Brian Porter discusses the importance of global trade and Canada's role in developing the "digital economy" at 185th Annual Meeting of Shareholders - April 7 at 8:35 AM logoScotiabank Announces Election of Directors - April 7 at 8:35 AM logoRising momentum trumps policy uncertainty: Scotiabank Economics Global Outlook - April 7 at 8:35 AM logoThe Ryerson Image Centre kicks off the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, April 28, 7-11 pm - April 7 at 8:35 AM logoCANADA STOCKS-TSX gets moderate lift from financials, energy firms - April 7 at 8:35 AM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Insider Sells C$806,422.32 in Stock - April 5 at 10:52 PM logoSavvy Quebecers well informed when it comes to mortgages and home buying - April 3 at 4:21 PM logo1832 Asset Management L.P. Announces Portfolio Advisor Change - March 31 at 4:07 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 31, 2017 - Nasdaq - March 31 at 2:31 AM logoScotiabank boosts support for AI with a $5 million donation - March 30 at 4:23 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Analysts - March 30 at 12:58 PM logoCash Dividend On The Way From Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) - March 29 at 4:17 PM logoSpeculators turn ugly on the loonie in wrenching shift - March 27 at 11:49 AM logoScotiabank and Cardtronics Renew 7-Eleven Canada ABM Agreement - March 23 at 4:25 PM logoBRIEF-Scotiabank announces specific share repurchase program as part of its Normal Course Issuer Bid - March 21 at 9:21 PM logoScotiabank celebrates new branch opening in South Winnipeg - March 21 at 4:18 PM logoTax Toronto home-flippers, not foreign buyers, Scotiabank says - March 20 at 11:52 AM logoScotiabank's Sean McGuckin to Speak at National Bank's Financial Services Conference - March 20 at 11:52 AM logoScotiabank funds $2-million cybersecurity and financial data initiative at UBC - March 13 at 11:50 AM logoScotiabank Announces Redemption of Preferred Shares Series 17 - March 10 at 4:50 PM logoScotiabank supports student success with $400,000 gift - March 7 at 4:01 PM logoCANADA STOCKS-TSX notches 1-week high as oil rallies, Yellen signals hike - Nasdaq - March 3 at 8:16 PM


Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Chart for Tuesday, May, 23, 2017

This page was last updated on 5/23/2017 by Staff