Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

About 412,522 shares traded.

News articles about Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) (TSE:BNS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. It has underperformed by 22.52% the S&P500.

Mcdaniel Terry & Co increased its stake in Becton Dickinson (BDX) by 19.35% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Conestoga Capital Advisors Llc bought 344,545 shares as the company's stock rose 29.59% with the market. The institutional investor purchased 34,275 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $1,908,000. Bank Of Nova Scotia Trust Company who had been investing in Bank N S Halifax for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $77.80 billion market cap company.

The stock decreased 4.15% or $1.6 during the last trading session, reaching $36.98. About 456,045 shares traded. KB Home (NYSE:KBH) has risen 69.35% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.02% the S&P500. The Bank Of Nova Scotia had 17 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. They expect $0.30 earnings per share, down 23.08% or $0.09 from last year's $0.39 per share. The company has a market cap of $79,000.00, a P/E ratio of 12.70, a P/E/G ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 1.26. Stanley Laman Group Ltd. lifted its stake in Bank of Nova Scotia by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. The stock of The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) earned "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, August 31. Therefore 0 are positive. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of KBH in report on Monday, November 13 with "Hold" rating. The Georgia-based Buckhead Capital Management Llc has invested 0.26% in the stock. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $93.00 price target on shares of Bank of Nova Scotia in a research report on Tuesday, December 5th. On Wednesday, May 31 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Outperform". Quantum Capital Management purchased a new stake in shares of Bank of Nova Scotia during the 2nd quarter valued at $205,000. As per Thursday, September 28, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $85.80. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the stock.

Fiduciary Trust Co. purchased a new stake in shares of Bank of Nova Scotia during the 2nd quarter valued at $102,000. It also increased its holding in Vermilion Energy Inc (NYSE:VET) by 77,480 shares in the quarter, for a total of 260,581 shares, and has risen its stake in Nike Inc (NYSE:NKE).

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 9 sales for $1.11 million activity. On Thursday, August 10 MEZGER JEFFREY T sold $9.13 million worth of KB Home (NYSE:KBH) or 400,000 shares. Schwab Charles accumulated 132,765 shares or 0% of the stock. The Company's segments include Canadian Banking, International Banking, Global Banking and Markets (GBM), and Other. (NYSE:VCRA) earned "Buy" rating by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, August 16. Becton Dickinson had 46 analyst reports since August 7, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. FBR Capital maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Friday, July 31 report. Macquarie Research downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Thursday, June 9 report. Jefferies maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Tuesday, August 22 with "Buy" rating. The stock has "Buy" rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, January 9. As per Friday, December 29, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, January 3 by Bernstein. Topeka Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $16 target. The stock of Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) earned "Hold" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, August 3. Bank of Nova Scotia (The) now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $69.09. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Wednesday, August 19 with "Buy". Investors of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be given a $0.617 dividend. Its down 0.15, from 0.88 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 10 investors sold VCRA shares while 37 reduced holdings. 103 funds opened positions while 495 raised stakes. Welch Forbes Limited Company, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 76,389 shares. Accern also gave headlines about the bank an impact score of 45.4127891320147 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. Clean Yield Grp Inc Incorporated holds 14,781 shares or 1.18% of its portfolio. Moreover, Punch & Associates Investment Management Inc. has 0.32% invested in the company for 273,740 shares. Wealthtrust reported 0.12% of its portfolio in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC). Edge Wealth Management Lc reported 26,502 shares. Whittier Tru Of Nevada Inc holds 0.11% or 5,941 shares.

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