Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) (NYSE:BNS) declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, November 29th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 3rd will be paid a dividend of 0.74 per share on Friday, January 27th. This represents a $2.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.02%.

Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) opened at 73.70 on Wednesday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $71.45 and a 200 day moving average of $67.85. Bank of Nova Scotia has a 52 week low of $51.17 and a 52 week high of $74.31. The company has a market capitalization of $88.79 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.05.

Dividend History for Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS)

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In other Bank of Nova Scotia news, Director Brian J. Porter sold 25,176 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$70.17, for a total value of C$1,766,599.92.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on BNS shares. Desjardins boosted their target price on shares of Bank of Nova Scotia from C$70.00 to C$71.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 3rd. Barclays PLC boosted their target price on shares of Bank of Nova Scotia from C$55.00 to C$60.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 17th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods boosted their target price on shares of Bank of Nova Scotia from C$60.00 to C$64.00 in a research note on Thursday, August 18th. TD Securities boosted their target price on shares of Bank of Nova Scotia from C$70.00 to C$74.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 30th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada boosted their target price on shares of Bank of Nova Scotia from C$72.00 to C$77.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 31st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of C$74.43.

Bank of Nova Scotia Company Profile

The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank or the Bank) is an international bank and a financial services provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and parts of Asia. The Company’s segments include Canadian Banking, International Banking, Global Banking and Markets (GBM), and Other.

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