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.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Financial
  • Industry: Money Center Banks
  • Sub-Industry: N/A
  • Symbol: TSE:BNS
  • CUSIP: N/A
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: C$97.37 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,198,259,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: C$79.16
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: C$77.78
  • 52 Week Range: C$69.20 - C$82.30
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.67
  • P/E Growth: 1.42
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: C$24.83 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.92
  • Book Value: C$44.54 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.82
  • Dividend Yield: 4.0%
  • Net Margins: 30.50%
  • Return on Equity: 14.91%
  • Return on Assets: 0.92%
  • Average Volume: 1.73 million shs.
  • Short Ratio: 17.47

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 Toronto 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, August 29th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 3rd will be given a dividend of 0.79 per share on Friday, October 27th. This represents a $3.16 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.89%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 2nd. This is an increase from Bank of Nova Scotia's previous quarterly dividend of $0.76. 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, May, 30th. The company reported $1.63 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.56 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $6.58 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $6.61 billion. Bank of Nova Scotia had a return on equity of 14.91% and a net margin of 30.50%. 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, December, 5th 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?

9 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Bank of Nova Scotia's shares. Their forecasts range from C$80.00 to C$88.00. On average, they anticipate Bank of Nova Scotia's stock price to reach C$85.83 in the next twelve months. 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$81.26.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE BNS)
Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  187 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  272 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  459
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, 8 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.89)
Consensus Price Target: C$85.83
Consensus Price Target History for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS)
Price Target History for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS)
Analysts' Ratings History for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
8/30/2017ScotiabankLower Price TargetOutperformC$89.00 -> C$88.00View Rating Details
8/30/2017National Bank FinancialBoost Price TargetOutperformC$85.00 -> C$86.00View Rating Details
8/30/2017CIBCBoost Price TargetC$85.00 -> C$87.00View Rating Details
8/30/2017BMO Capital MarketsBoost Price TargetOutperformC$83.00 -> C$85.00View Rating Details
8/11/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetC$86.00 -> C$88.00View Rating Details
5/31/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperformC$86.00 -> C$87.00View 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
2/21/2017Keefe, 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
(Data available from 10/24/2015 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
5/30/2017Q2 2017C$1.56C$1.63C$6.61 billionC$6.58 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/26/2014C$1.41C$1.86C$5.93 billionC$6.58 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/27/2014C$1.33C$1.40C$5.62 billionC$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: $7.07
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$1.63
Q4 20175$1.59$1.69$1.65
Q1 20183$1.64$1.75$1.68
Q2 20182$1.67$1.73$1.70
Q3 20181$1.84$1.84$1.84
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
10/10/2017Andrew BranionInsiderSell214C$80.51C$17,229.14
10/4/2017Kyle McnamaraInsiderSell3,036C$80.53C$244,489.08
9/12/2017Deborah AlexanderInsiderSell7,114C$76.76C$546,070.64
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)
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Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Chart for Tuesday, October, 24, 2017

This page was last updated on 10/24/2017 by Staff

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