BNS Bank of Nova Scotia

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  • BNS
  • Price as of: Dec 17, 10:31 PM EST
  • $55.87
  • +$0.71
  • +1.3%
  • Industry
  • Foreign money center banks
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BNS Stock Dividend Data

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  • Dividend Yield
    4.73% Financial Average 4.24%
  • Annual Payout
    $2.64 Paid Quarterly
  • Payout Ratio
    52.4% EPS $5.04
  • Dividend Growth
    2 yrs Since 2012
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DARS Rating™ Breakdown

Dividend.com DARS Rating™ Breakdown for BNS

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Relative Strength Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Stock is slightly underperforming.
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Growth History

BNS Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
1994-2012
Annualized Growth
1994-2004
Annualized Growth
2004-2008
Annualized Growth
2008-2012
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
Annual
Growth
2012
Consecutive
Years of
Increases
Reveal More Dividend Growth History for BNS -2.4% -18.8% 2 years
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Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

BNS Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$1.8200 2013 -18.8%
Historical Dividend Data

BNS Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.6600 2014-12-05 2015-01-02 2015-01-06 2015-01-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.6600 2014-08-26 2014-10-03 2014-10-07 2014-10-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.6400 2014-05-27 2014-06-30 2014-07-02 2014-07-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.6400 2014-03-04 2014-03-28 2014-04-01 2014-04-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.6200 2013-12-06 2014-01-03 2014-01-07 2014-01-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.6200 2013-08-27 2013-09-27 2013-10-01 2013-10-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.6000 2013-05-28 2013-06-28 2013-07-02 2013-07-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.6000 2013-03-05 2013-03-28 2013-04-02 2013-04-26 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.5700 2012-12-07 2012-12-28 2013-01-02 2013-01-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.5700 2012-08-28 2012-09-28 2012-10-02 2012-10-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.5500 2012-05-29 2012-06-29 2012-07-03 2012-07-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.5500 2012-03-06 2012-03-30 2012-04-03 2012-04-26 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.5200 2011-12-02 2011-12-29 2012-01-03 2012-01-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.5200 2011-08-30 2011-09-30 2011-10-04 2011-10-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.5200 2011-05-31 2011-06-30 2011-07-05 2011-07-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.5200 2011-03-08 2011-04-01 2011-04-05 2011-04-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4900 2010-12-03 2010-12-31 2011-01-04 2011-01-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4900 2010-08-31 2010-10-01 2010-10-05 2010-10-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4900 2010-06-01 2010-07-01 2010-07-06 2010-07-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4900 2010-03-09 2010-04-01 2010-04-06 2010-04-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4900 2009-12-08 2009-12-31 2010-01-05 2010-01-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4900 2009-08-28 2009-10-02 2009-10-06 2009-10-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4900 2009-05-28 2009-07-02 2009-07-07 2009-07-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4900 2009-03-03 2009-04-03 2009-04-07 2009-04-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4900 2008-12-02 2009-01-02 2009-01-06 2009-01-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4900 2008-08-26 2008-10-03 2008-10-07 2008-10-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4900 2008-05-27 2008-06-30 2008-07-02 2008-07-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4700 2008-03-04 2008-03-28 2008-04-01 2008-04-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4700 2007-12-06 2007-12-28 2008-01-02 2008-01-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4500 2007-08-28 2007-09-28 2007-10-02 2007-10-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4500 2007-05-29 2007-06-29 2007-07-03 2007-07-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4200 2007-03-06 2007-03-30 2007-04-03 2007-04-26 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4200 2006-12-08 2006-12-28 2007-01-02 2007-01-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3900 2006-08-29 2006-09-29 2006-10-03 2006-10-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3900 2006-05-29 2006-06-29 2006-07-04 2006-07-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3600 2006-03-03 2006-03-31 2006-04-04 2006-04-26 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3600 2005-11-29 2005-12-29 2006-01-03 2006-01-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3400 2005-08-30 2005-09-30 2005-10-04 2005-10-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3400 2005-05-31 2005-06-30 2005-07-05 2005-07-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3200 2005-03-01 2005-04-01 2005-04-05 2005-04-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3200 2004-11-30 2004-12-31 2005-01-04 2005-01-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3000 2004-08-31 2004-10-01 2004-10-05 2004-10-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3000 2004-06-01 2004-07-01 2004-07-06 2004-07-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
2-for-1 2004-03-02 2004-04-29 2004-04-06 2004-04-28 NM Stock Split NM
$0.2500 2004-03-01 2004-04-02 2004-04-06 2004-04-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2500 2003-12-02 2004-01-02 2004-01-06 2004-01-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2200 2003-08-26 2003-10-03 2003-10-07 2003-10-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2200 2003-05-27 2003-06-30 2003-07-02 2003-07-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 2003-03-04 2003-03-28 2003-04-01 2003-04-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2000 2002-12-03 2003-01-03 2003-01-07 2003-01-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1850 2002-08-27 2002-09-27 2002-10-01 2002-10-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1850 2002-05-28 2002-06-28 2002-07-02 2002-07-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1850 2002-03-05 2002-03-28 2002-04-02 2002-04-26 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1700 2001-12-05 2001-12-28 2002-01-02 2002-01-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.1700 2001-08-28 2001-09-28 2001-10-02 2001-10-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.7750 2001-05-29 2001-06-28 2001-07-03 2001-07-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
1-for-5 2001-05-10 NM Stock Split NM
$0.7750 2001-03-06 2001-03-30 2001-04-03 2001-04-26 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.7000 2000-12-06 2000-12-28 2001-01-02 2001-01-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.7000 2000-08-29 2000-09-29 2000-10-03 2000-10-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.6000 2000-06-01 2000-06-29 2000-07-04 2000-07-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.6000 2000-02-29 2000-03-31 2000-04-04 2000-04-26 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.6000 1999-11-30 1999-12-31 2000-01-04 2000-01-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.6000 1999-08-31 1999-10-01 1999-10-05 1999-10-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.5250 1999-05-26 1999-07-01 1999-07-06 1999-07-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.5250 1999-03-02 1999-04-01 1999-04-06 1999-04-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.5250 1998-12-02 1998-12-31 1999-01-05 1999-01-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.5000 1998-08-25 1998-10-02 1998-10-06 1998-10-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2500 1998-05-26 1998-07-03 1998-07-07 1998-07-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2500 1998-02-24 1998-04-03 1998-04-07 1998-04-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
2-for-1 1998-01-27 1998-02-10 1998-02-12 1998-02-19 NM Stock Split NM
$0.5000 1997-11-26 1998-01-02 1998-01-06 1998-01-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4625 1997-08-26 1997-10-03 1997-10-07 1997-10-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4625 1997-05-27 1997-06-30 1997-07-02 1997-07-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4625 1997-02-25 1997-03-27 1997-04-01 1997-04-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4625 1996-11-28 1997-01-03 1997-01-07 1997-01-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4250 1996-08-27 1996-09-27 1996-10-01 1996-10-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.4250 1996-05-28 1996-06-27 1996-07-02 1996-07-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3875 1996-02-27 1996-03-29 1996-04-02 1996-04-26 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3875 1995-11-30 1995-12-27 1996-01-02 1996-01-29 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3875 1995-08-29 1995-09-29 1995-10-03 1995-10-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3875 1995-05-30 1995-06-29 1995-07-04 1995-07-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3875 1995-02-28 1995-03-29 1995-04-04 1995-04-26 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3875 1994-11-30 1994-12-22 1995-01-03 1995-01-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3625 1994-08-30 1994-09-28 1994-10-04 1994-10-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3625 1994-05-31 1994-06-28 1994-07-05 1994-07-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3625 1994-03-01 1994-03-29 1994-04-05 1994-04-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3625 1993-11-26 1993-12-28 1994-01-04 1994-01-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3500 1993-09-01 1993-09-21 1993-09-27 1993-10-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3500 1993-05-28 1993-06-22 1993-06-28 1993-07-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3500 1993-03-02 1993-03-22 1993-03-28 1993-04-28 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3500 1992-11-27 1992-12-18 1992-12-27 1993-01-27 Unknown Regular Quarter
Company Profile

BNS Company Profile

Exchange: NYSE
Sector: Financial

Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) (commonly known as Scotiabank) is a financial services company that focuses on retail, commercial, corporate and investment banking. The bank has three business lines, Canadian Banking, International Banking, and Scotia Capital and Global Wealth Management. The company was founded in 1832, and is based in Toronto, Canada. Bank of Nova Scotia is largely affected by the general Canadian economy. As well, Bank of Nova Scotia is affected by capital markets in Canada. Bank of Nova Scotia has been paying dividends since 1833, and has increased dividends in 42 of the last 45 years. The most recent cut to its dividend was in 2013. Bank of Nova Scotia pays its dividends quarterly.

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News

Bank of Nova Scotia News

  • Before the opening bell on Friday morning, Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)  reported its fourth quarter results, posting higher revenues and adjusted...
  • Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its...
  • Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its...
  • Before Tuesday's opening bell, The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) posted higher third quarter earnings, but missed estimates by a penny. BNS...
  • Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its...
  • Ex-dividend dates are very important to dividend investors, since you must purchase a stock prior to its ex-dividend date in order to receive its...
  • Before the opening bell on Tuesday morning, The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)  reported its second quarter earnings, posting higher net income than...
  • Before the opening bell on Friday morning, The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) reported its first quarter earnings, posting $1.7 billion in earnings...
  • The Bank of Nova Scotia Meets EPS Estimates; Declares Dividend (BNS)

    Before the opening bell today, The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) announced its fourth quarter earnings, posting higher net income than last year's same quarter.  BNS Earnings in Brief -BNS reported Q4 net income of $1.7 billion, up 12% from last year's Q4 net income of $1.52 billion. -Adjusted diluted EPS came in at $1.31, up from last year's Q4 EPS of $1.20. -The company's EPS matched analysts' EPS estimates. -For the full year, BNS reported net income of $6.7 billion, and EPS per diluted share of $5.15. CEO Commentary Brian Porter, Scotiabank President and CEO, had the following to say about the company's fiscal year: "Scotiabank experienced another year of solid performance with underlying earnings growing 15%. The Bank's enterprise strategy and diversified business model continue to differentiate us from our competitors in Canada and internationally and once again have enabled us to deliver strong results." Dividend Declared BNS declared a quarterly dividend of 62 cents, which will be paid on January 29, 2014 to all shareholders of record on January 7, 2014. The stock goes ex-dividend on January 3. BNS most recently its dividend in October this year, where the dividend increased from 60 to 62 cents. Stock Performance BNS stock was inactive in pre-market trading. YTD, the stock is up just 2.06%, lagging the broader market.

    The Bottom Line

    Shares of The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) have a yield of 4.16% based on Thursday's closing price of $59.58 and the company's annualized payout of $2.48. The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)  is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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  • Bank of Nova Scotia Q3 Profit Slides, But Results Top Estimates; Boosts Dividend Payout by 3.3% (BNS)

    Before the opening bell on Tuesday, financial services company The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) reported a 14% year-over-year decline in third quarter profits on flat revenues; however, both results topped Wall Street analysts' estimates. The company also boosted its dividend payout. The Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based company posted a third quarter net income of C$1.768 billion, or C$1.37 per share, down from C$2.051 billion, or C$1.69 per share, earned in the same period a year ago. The company's net income attributed to common shareholders came in at C$1.649 billion, down from C$1.946 billion last year. Adjusting for certain items, including a C$90 million after-tax benefit in International Banking, Bank of Nova Scotia posted earnings of C$1.39 per share in the third quarter. According to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters, the company was expected to earn C$1.30 per share in the quarter. The company's total revenues in the third quarter came in at C$5.523 billion versus C$5.512 billion in revenues posted in the same period in 2012. On average, analysts were expecting Bank of Nova Scotia's third quarter revenues to come in at C$5.37 billion. Furthermore, the company said its net interest income rose 14% year-over-year, coming in at C$2.935 billion. Meanwhile, net fee and commission revenues rose 12%, coming in at C$1.75 billion in the quarter. Also, Bank of Nova Scotia announced a slight increase to its quarterly dividend payout. The company will now pay out 62 cents per share, up from the previous payout of 60 cents per share. This dividend will be paid on October 29 to shareholders of record on October 1. Bank of Nova Scotia shares were inactive during pre-market trading on Tuesday. The stock is down 3.42% year-to-date. The Bottom Line Shares of Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) offer a dividend yield of 4.44% based on Monday's closing price of $55.90 and the company's dividend payout of $2.48 per share. The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks, as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here.
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