National Bank of Canada (TSE:NA) – Stock analysts at National Bank Financial issued their Q4 2018 EPS estimates for shares of National Bank of Canada in a research note issued on Monday, November 19th. National Bank Financial analyst G. Dechaine forecasts that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $1.50 for the quarter. National Bank Financial also issued estimates for National Bank of Canada’s Q1 2019 earnings at $1.56 EPS.

National Bank of Canada (TSE:NA) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 29th. The financial services provider reported C$1.53 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of C$1.49 by C$0.04. The business had revenue of C$1.79 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of C$1.76 billion.

Several other brokerages also recently commented on NA. Barclays boosted their price objective on National Bank of Canada from C$67.00 to C$69.00 in a research report on Thursday, August 30th. Desjardins boosted their price objective on National Bank of Canada from C$64.00 to C$66.00 in a research report on Thursday, August 30th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity downgraded National Bank of Canada from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a C$69.00 price objective on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, August 30th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. National Bank of Canada has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of C$68.00.

Shares of National Bank of Canada stock opened at C$60.19 on Thursday. National Bank of Canada has a 52 week low of C$58.58 and a 52 week high of C$65.95.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 1st. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 24th were given a dividend of $0.62 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 21st. This represents a $2.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.12%. National Bank of Canada’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 41.31%.

In other National Bank of Canada news, Director Louis Vachon sold 18,100 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of C$65.01, for a total transaction of C$1,176,681.00. Also, insider Alain Legris sold 700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$64.71, for a total value of C$45,297.00. Insiders have sold 105,000 shares of company stock valued at $6,826,094 in the last 90 days.

About National Bank of Canada

National Bank of Canada provides various financial products and services to retail, commercial, corporate, and institutional clients in Canada and internationally. It operates through Personal and Commercial, Wealth Management, Financial Markets, and U.S. Specialty Finance and International segments.

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