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$92.65 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 1,198,259,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: C$77.30
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: C$77.48
  • 52 Week Range: C$69.05 - C$82.30
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.05
  • P/E Growth: 1.35
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: C$24.83 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.73
  • Book Value: C$44.54 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.74
  • Dividend Yield: 4.0%
  • Net Margins: 30.50%
  • Return on Equity: 14.91%
  • Return on Assets: 0.92%
  • Average Volume: 1.86 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 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, August 29th. Shareholders 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.09%. This is a positive change 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) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May, 30th. The company reported $1.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.56 by $0.07. The business earned $6.58 billion during 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?

10 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for Bank of Nova Scotia's stock. Their forecasts range from C$80.00 to C$88.00. On average, they anticipate Bank of Nova Scotia's share 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$77.32.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE BNS)
Community Ranking:  2.0 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  177 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  265 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  442
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$85.83

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 9/20/2015 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
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)
Latest Headlines for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS)
DateHeadline logoEarnings Review and Free Research Report: Bank of Nova Scotia’s Diluted EPS Increased 8% - September 19 at 4:38 PM logo2 Dividend-Growth Banking Stocks for Your TFSA | The Motley Fool ... - The Motley Fool Canada - September 18 at 5:02 PM logoScotiabank's Group Head and CFO Sean McGuckin to Speak at CIBC's 16th Annual Eastern Institutional Investor Conference - September 18 at 5:02 PM logoThe Scotiabank Giller Prize Presents its 2017 Longlist - September 18 at 5:02 PM logoCredit Suisse (CS) to Pay $79.5M to Settle MassMutual Claim - Nasdaq - September 15 at 5:05 PM logoStormy Seas for Crude and Industrial Metals Experience Their Own Headwinds: Scotiabank Commodity Price Index report - September 13 at 5:51 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Insider Sells C$546,070.64 in Stock - September 13 at 4:14 PM logoScotiabank donates $100,000 in support of Houston and communities affected by Hurricane Harvey - September 8 at 5:04 PM logoScotiabank Stands with our Customers, Employees and Communities Affected by Hurricane Irma - September 8 at 5:04 PM logoCanadian Stocks Are Down Despite Rising Commodity Prices - Canadian Commentary - Nasdaq - September 5 at 6:16 PM logoCanadian Stocks Are Falling After Weak US Jobs Report - Canadian Commentary - Nasdaq - September 1 at 4:55 PM logoWhy Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Stock Might be a Great Pick - Nasdaq - September 1 at 4:55 PM logoWhy Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Stock Might be a Great Pick - September 1 at 4:55 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) to Post Q1 2018 Earnings of $1.66 Per Share, National Bank Financial Forecasts - September 1 at 8:50 AM logoWRAPUP 2-Canadian growth propels Scotiabank, BMO to profit beats - August 31 at 9:34 PM logoTD Bank posts strongest earnings beat of Canada's top banks - Reuters - August 31 at 9:34 PM logoThe Bond Market's Biggest Rally of 2017 Amazes Traders - August 31 at 4:34 PM logoFinancial Sector Update for 08/31/2017: JPM, BAC, WFC, C, USB, BBVA, BNS, GS - Nasdaq - August 31 at 4:33 PM logoGlobal Auto Sales Accelerate to Set Eighth Consecutive Annual Record in 2017: Scotiabank Economics - August 31 at 4:33 PM logoScotiabank confirms exploratory discussions with BBVA Spain to acquire BBVA Chile - August 31 at 4:33 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia :BNS-CA: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : August 31, 2017 - August 31 at 4:33 PM logoFY2017 EPS Estimates for Bank of Nova Scotia Reduced by Cormark (BNS) - August 31 at 9:06 AM logoFY2017 Earnings Forecast for Bank of Nova Scotia Issued By Desjardins (BNS) - August 31 at 8:42 AM logoBank of Nova Scotia Forecasted to Earn FY2017 Earnings of $6.57 Per Share (BNS) - August 31 at 8:42 AM logoBBVA in talks to sell Chilean bank - August 31 at 4:14 AM logoBank Of Nova Scotia's Fat Dividend Keeps On Growing - Seeking Alpha - August 30 at 5:59 PM logoFirst Week of October 20th Options Trading For Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) - Nasdaq - August 30 at 5:59 PM logoBrian Porter to Speak at Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets' 18th Annual Financials Summit - August 30 at 5:59 PM logoToronto's AC Centre to be renamed Scotiabank Arena in C$800 million deal - August 30 at 5:59 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) PT Raised to C$85.00 at BMO Capital Markets - August 30 at 4:56 PM logoScotiabank Cuts Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Price Target to C$88.00 - August 30 at 1:50 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) PT Raised to C$86.00 at National Bank Financial - August 30 at 1:50 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Price Target Raised to C$87.00 - August 30 at 1:50 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Brokerages - August 30 at 9:12 AM logoGold May Help Stocks Tread Water -- Canadian Commentary - Nasdaq - August 29 at 9:59 PM logoThe Bank of Nova Scotia's (BNS) CEO Brian Porter on Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - Seeking Alpha - August 29 at 9:59 PM logoScotiabank Still Sees Latin America Growth Even as Profit Stalls - August 29 at 4:59 PM logoHome of the Maple Leafs and Raptors to become Scotiabank Arena Next Summer - August 29 at 4:58 PM logoBank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.79 - August 29 at 10:35 AM logoBank of Nova Scotia beats by C$0.01 - August 29 at 6:13 AM logoIs a High-Interest Savings Account Worth It, Again? - - August 28 at 4:36 PM logoS Split Corp. Announces Semi-Annual Results - GlobeNewswire (press release) - August 28 at 4:36 PM logoCanadian Stocks Are Falling As Energy Sector Struggles - Canadian ... - Nasdaq - August 28 at 4:36 PM logoAnother Solid Dividend Hike From RBC - Seeking Alpha - August 28 at 4:36 PM logoPre-Market Earnings Report for August 29, 2017 : BNS, BMO, BBY, SFUN, MOV, CBK - Nasdaq - August 28 at 4:36 PM logoBuy The Bank Of Nova Scotia Prior To Its Dividend Hike - Seeking Alpha - August 28 at 4:36 PM logoUS Jobs Report Out Next Week - - August 25 at 6:22 PM logoScotiabank Encourages Canadians to Save Like Never Before with Launch of MomentumPLUS Savings Account - August 24 at 4:43 PM logo/R E P E A T --Scotiabank to Announce Third Quarter Results/ - August 24 at 4:43 PM logoIs Bank of Nova Scotia a Good Buy? - August 23 at 4:51 PM



Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Chart for Wednesday, September, 20, 2017

This page was last updated on 9/20/2017 by Staff