BNS has been the subject of a number of other reports. Scotiabank upped their price target on Bank of Nova Scotia from C$86.00 to C$89.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 31st. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed an outperform rating and issued a C$86.00 price target on shares of Bank of Nova Scotia in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Bank of Nova Scotia has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of C$84.17.
Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) opened at 77.45 on Friday. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $78.15 and a 200 day moving average of $77.94. The firm has a market capitalization of $93.08 billion and a PE ratio of 12.32. Bank of Nova Scotia has a one year low of $65.97 and a one year high of $82.30.
Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) (NYSE:BNS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 30th. The bank reported $1.63 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.56 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $6.58 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $6.61 billion. Bank of Nova Scotia had a return on equity of 14.58% and a net margin of 31.32%. Equities analysts forecast that Bank of Nova Scotia will post $6.47 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 27th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, July 4th were given a dividend of $0.76 per share. This represents a $3.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, June 29th.
In other news, Director Brian J. Porter purchased 1,000 shares of Bank of Nova Scotia stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 8th. The stock was purchased at an average price of C$77.74 per share, with a total value of C$77,740.00.
Bank of Nova Scotia Company Profile
The 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.
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