Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) (NYSE:BNS) insider Deborah Alexander sold 7,114 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of C$76.76, for a total transaction of C$546,070.64.

Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) opened at 77.20 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $77.34 and its 200-day moving average is $77.53. The firm has a market capitalization of $92.51 billion and a PE ratio of 12.03. Bank of Nova Scotia has a 52-week low of $69.05 and a 52-week high of $82.30.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 27th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 3rd will be issued a $0.79 dividend. This represents a $3.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.09%. This is an increase from Bank of Nova Scotia’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.76.

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BNS has been the subject of several analyst reports. CIBC boosted their target price on shares of Bank of Nova Scotia from C$85.00 to C$87.00 in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. Barclays PLC boosted their target price on shares of Bank of Nova Scotia from C$86.00 to C$88.00 in a research note on Friday, August 11th. National Bank Financial boosted their target price on shares of Bank of Nova Scotia from C$85.00 to C$86.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. Scotiabank decreased their target price on shares of Bank of Nova Scotia from C$89.00 to C$88.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets boosted their target price on shares of Bank of Nova Scotia from C$83.00 to C$85.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of C$85.83.

About Bank of Nova Scotia

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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