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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  • Symbol: TSE:BNS
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  • Web:
  • Market Cap: C$93.11 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,201,871,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: C$78.27
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: C$77.89
  • 52 Week Range: C$65.09 - C$82.30
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.32
  • P/E Growth: 1.22
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: C$24.58 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.79
  • Book Value: C$45.86 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.69
  • Dividend Yield: 3.7%
  • Net Margins: 31.32%
  • Return on Equity: 14.58%
  • Return on Assets: 0.91%
  • Average Volume: 2.83 million shs.
  • Short Ratio: 8.89
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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, May 30th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, July 4th will be paid a dividend of 0.76 per share on Thursday, July 27th. This represents a $3.04 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 29th. View Bank of Nova Scotia's Dividend History.

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

Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May, 30th. The company reported $1.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.56 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $6.58 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.61 billion. Bank of Nova Scotia had a net margin of 31.32% and a return on equity of 14.58%. 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, August, 29th 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 target prices for Bank of Nova Scotia's stock. Their predictions range from C$75.00 to C$89.00. On average, they expect Bank of Nova Scotia's stock price to reach C$84.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Bank of Nova Scotia.

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:

  • Thomas Charles O'Neill, Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Brian J. Porter, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Sean D. McGuckin, Group Head and Chief Financial Officer
  • J. Michael Durland, Group Head and Chief Executive Officer - Global Banking and Markets
  • Barbara F. Mason, Group Head and Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Marianne Hasold-Schilter, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer - International Banking
  • Daniel Moore, Executive Vice President, Chief Market Risk Officer, Chief Risk Officer
  • John Doig, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
  • Deborah M. Alexander, Executive Vice President, General Counsel
  • Andrew H.W. Branion, Executive Vice President, Group Treasurer

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.

What is Bank of Nova Scotia's stock price today?

One share of Bank of Nova Scotia stock can currently be purchased for approximately C$77.47.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE BNS)
Community Ranking:  1.9 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  150 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  237 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  387
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 the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 9 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.90)
Consensus Price Target: C$84.00

Analysts' Ratings History for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
5/31/2017ScotiabankBoost Price TargetOutperformC$86.00 -> C$89.00View Rating Details
5/31/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperformC$86.00 -> C$87.00View Rating Details
5/30/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetOverweightC$84.00 -> C$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
3/1/2017DesjardinsBoost Price TargetBuyC$83.00 -> C$86.00View 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 Inc.Boost Price TargetC$70.00 -> C$76.00View Rating Details
5/3/2016Credit Suisse GroupBoost 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 7/27/2015 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
8/29/2017$1.64N/AView Earnings Details
5/30/2017Q2 2017$1.56$1.63$6.61 billion$6.58 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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: $6.38
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $7.05
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$1.68$1.62
Q4 20175$1.59$1.71$1.65
Q1 20183$1.64$1.75$1.69
Q2 20182$1.64$1.72$1.68
Q3 20181$1.83$1.83$1.83
Q4 20181$1.85$1.85$1.85
(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
6/8/2017Brian J PorterDirectorBuy1,000C$77.74C$77,740.00
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 logoBank of Nova Scotia: Canada's International Bank - The Motley Fool Canada - July 26 at 5:16 PM logoNew photography award for young Canadian artists - July 25 at 4:30 PM logoCanadian Stocks Are Rising On Oil Strength - Canadian Commentary - Nasdaq - July 19 at 5:51 PM logoCanadian bonds extend plunge after Bank of Canada hikes interest rates - July 13 at 11:11 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia Has the Best Long-Term Growth Potential of the Big 6 - The Motley Fool Canada - July 13 at 5:44 PM logo[$$] Rate Rise Could Stoke Worries Over Canada’s Banks - July 13 at 1:34 AM logoScotiabank increases prime lending rate - July 12 at 5:14 PM logoInvestors: Now Is the Time to Add Emerging Markets to Your Portfolio - The Motley Fool Canada - July 11 at 5:39 PM logoCanadian Stocks Are Paring Early Losses - Canadian Commentary - Nasdaq - July 11 at 5:39 PM logoCANADA STOCKS-TSX climbs, led by resource shares as commodity prices rise - July 11 at 5:39 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Receives Consensus Rating of "Buy" from Brokerages - July 11 at 8:26 AM logoCanadian Stocks Have Slipped Into The Red - Canadian Commentary - Nasdaq - July 10 at 4:43 PM logoCanadian Stocks Are Falling Despite Strong Employment Data ... - Nasdaq - July 8 at 4:19 PM logoLooking for a Safe Way to Invest in Emerging Markets? Buy This ... - The Motley Fool Canada - July 8 at 4:19 PM logoFinancial Sector Update for 07/05/2017: BMO.TO, BNS.TO, CM.TO, TD.TO, RY.TO, NA.TO - Nasdaq - July 5 at 10:24 PM logoCanadian payments system Interac hit by technical problems - Nasdaq - June 30 at 4:42 PM logo2 Canadian Dividend Stocks to Consider as Interest Rates Rise - The Motley Fool Canada - June 29 at 5:50 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia: Your Doorway to International Banking - June 28 at 4:43 PM logoCanadian Stocks Are Flat Despite Rising Commodity Prices - Nasdaq - Nasdaq - June 27 at 4:10 PM logoRBC to pay $16.5 mln to clients in regulatory settlement - Nasdaq - June 27 at 4:10 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia Halifax's Non-cumulative 5-Year Rate Reset Preferred Shares Series 20 Ex-Dividend Reminder - Nasdaq - June 27 at 4:10 PM logoBank of Canada Gives Private Talk Two Weeks Before Decision - June 26 at 4:37 PM logoScotiabank Welcomes Michael D. Penner to Its Board of Directors - June 26 at 4:37 PM logoOver $970,000 raised at the 2017 Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k - June 25 at 4:20 PM logoRoyal Bank, CIBC, TD and Scotia helping finance Trans Mountain - June 23 at 4:36 PM logoScotiabank reinforces its commitment to Quebec City area - June 19 at 12:01 PM logoCommunity Spirit Will Fuel the Scotiabank Vancouver Half-Marathon & 5k - June 19 at 12:01 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages - June 16 at 8:16 AM logoScotiabank (BNS) Inks Deal to Divest SMCA to Marquest - Nasdaq - June 15 at 5:46 PM logoETFs with exposure to Bank of Nova Scotia : June 15, 2017 - June 15 at 5:46 PM logoCANADA STOCKS-TSX rises as jobs, industrial data shine; banks gain - Nasdaq - June 9 at 9:34 PM logoBrian J. Porter Acquires 1,000 Shares of Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Stock - June 9 at 10:34 AM logoBank of Nova Scotia – Value Analysis (TORONTO:BNS) : June 8, 2017 - June 8 at 4:53 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : BNS-CA : June 6, 2017 - June 6 at 4:09 PM logoScotiabank Announces Plan to Buy Back Shares through Private Agreement - June 5 at 3:53 PM logoScotiabank Announces Plan to Buy Back Shares through Private Agreement - June 5 at 3:53 PM logoRoyal Gold Expands Revolving Credit Facility and Pays Down another $50 million of Debt - June 2 at 5:21 PM logoShould You Buy Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce or Bank of Nova Scotia? - June 2 at 5:21 PM logoCormark Comments on Bank of Nova Scotia's Q3 2017 Earnings (BNS) - June 2 at 7:18 AM logoSchedule I Canadian Banks - (Part 5 Of 6): The Bank Of Nova Scotia - Seeking Alpha - June 1 at 4:26 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia Expected to Post FY2017 Earnings of $6.51 Per Share (BNS) - June 1 at 9:44 AM logoBank of Nova Scotia Forecasted to Post Q3 2017 Earnings of $1.66 Per Share (BNS) - June 1 at 8:18 AM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) PT Raised to C$89.00 at Scotiabank - May 31 at 3:50 PM logoRoyal Bank of Canada Increases Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Price Target to C$87.00 - May 31 at 11:56 AM logoScotia Bank's (BNS) Stock Gains on Improved Q2 Earnings - May 31 at 10:32 AM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Releases Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.07 EPS - May 31 at 9:30 AM logoQ3 2017 EPS Estimates for Bank of Nova Scotia Lowered by Desjardins (BNS) - May 31 at 7:24 AM logoCANADA STOCKS-TSX slips as cheaper oil, Kinder Morgan cast cloud on energy stocks - Nasdaq - May 30 at 9:03 PM logoEdited Transcript of BNS.TO earnings conference call or presentation 30-May-17 12:00pm GMT - May 30 at 9:03 PM logoCANADA STOCKS-Futures little changed ahead of economic data - Nasdaq - May 30 at 4:02 PM



Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Chart for Thursday, July, 27, 2017

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