Bank of Nova Scotia - BNS Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $91.54
  • Forecasted Upside: 85.98 %
  • Number of Analysts: 13
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 9 Hold Ratings
  • 4 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for BNS

Analyst Price Target is $91.54
▲ +85.98% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 13 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Bank of Nova Scotia in the last 3 months. The average price target is $91.54, with a high forecast of $100.91 and a low forecast of $83.00. The average price target represents a 85.98% upside from the last price of $49.22.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 13 polled investment analysts is to hold stock in Bank of Nova Scotia. This Hold consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
9/7/2022DesjardinsDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldLow
8/24/2022DesjardinsLower TargetC$92.00 ➝ C$88.00Low
8/24/2022Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetC$85.00 ➝ C$84.00Low
8/24/2022TD SecuritiesLower TargetC$84.00 ➝ C$83.00Low
8/24/2022Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeOutperform ➝ Sector PerformLow
8/23/2022Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformLow
8/23/2022BMO Capital MarketsDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$95.00Low
8/18/2022Canaccord Genuity GroupLower TargetBuy ➝ BuyC$92.00 ➝ C$89.00Low
8/16/2022CIBCLower TargetC$88.00 ➝ C$87.00Low
8/16/2022National Bank FinancialLower TargetC$91.00 ➝ C$90.00Low
5/27/2022DesjardinsLower TargetC$96.00 ➝ C$94.00Low
5/26/2022Canaccord Genuity GroupBoost TargetC$89.00 ➝ C$92.00Medium
5/26/2022National Bank FinancialBoost TargetC$90.00 ➝ C$91.00Medium
5/26/2022Stifel NicolausBoost TargetC$95.00 ➝ C$97.00Medium
5/26/2022Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetC$88.00 ➝ C$91.00Medium
5/26/2022Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetC$93.00 ➝ C$94.00Medium
5/26/2022TD SecuritiesBoost TargetC$88.00 ➝ C$90.00Low
5/20/2022Credit Suisse GroupReiterated RatingNeutralLow
5/17/2022Bank of AmericaDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralLow
4/11/2022CIBCDowngradeSector Outperform ➝ NeutralMedium
4/8/2022Stifel NicolausLower TargetC$107.00 ➝ C$106.00Low
3/10/2022TD SecuritiesDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldLow
3/3/2022DesjardinsBoost TargetC$95.00 ➝ C$99.00Low
3/2/2022BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetC$93.00 ➝ C$95.00Low
3/2/2022National Bank FinancialBoost TargetC$90.00 ➝ C$91.00Low
3/2/2022BarclaysBoost TargetC$97.00 ➝ C$99.00Low
3/2/2022Stifel NicolausBoost TargetC$104.00 ➝ C$107.00Low
2/17/2022Stifel NicolausInitiated CoverageBuyLow
1/19/2022BarclaysBoost TargetEqual Weight$84.00 ➝ $96.00Low
12/7/2021Fundamental ResearchBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$87.68 ➝ $100.91Low
12/1/2021TD SecuritiesBoost TargetBuyC$90.00 ➝ C$95.00Low
12/1/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetPositive ➝ OutperformC$89.00 ➝ C$99.00High
11/12/2021Veritas Investment ResearchReiterated RatingBuyLow
9/1/2021Fundamental ResearchBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$85.00 ➝ $87.68Low
8/25/2021Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetNeutralC$85.00 ➝ C$84.00Low
8/25/2021TD SecuritiesLower TargetBuyC$90.00 ➝ C$87.00Low
8/25/2021National Bank FinancialBoost TargetSector Perform$84.00 ➝ $86.00Low
8/25/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperformC$86.00 ➝ C$89.00Medium
6/23/2021CIBCBoost TargetC$91.00 ➝ C$92.00Low
6/8/2021BarclaysUpgradeUnderweight ➝ Equal Weight$82.00 ➝ $87.00Low
6/3/2021DesjardinsBoost TargetBuyC$85.00 ➝ C$89.00Low
6/2/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperformC$88.00 ➝ C$93.00Low
6/2/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperformC$84.00 ➝ C$86.00Medium
6/2/2021Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeUnderperform ➝ NeutralC$77.00 ➝ C$84.00Low
5/20/2021CIBCBoost TargetOutperformC$86.00 ➝ C$91.00Low
3/8/2021CIBCUpgradeNeutral ➝ OutperformerN/A
3/2/2021CIBCUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$83.00 ➝ $86.00Medium
2/25/2021DesjardinsBoost TargetBuy$72.00 ➝ $79.00Low
2/24/2021BMO Capital MarketsBoost TargetOutperform$75.00 ➝ $80.00Low
2/24/2021Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetOutperform$77.00 ➝ $84.00Low
2/24/2021TD SecuritiesBoost TargetBuy$79.00 ➝ $83.00High
2/24/2021CIBCBoost TargetNeutral$83.00High
2/16/2021BarclaysBoost TargetUnderweight$60.00 ➝ $69.00Low
1/8/2021Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeNeutral ➝ Underperform$66.00 ➝ $64.00Low
12/8/2020Royal Bank of CanadaUpgradeSector Perform ➝ Outperform$71.00 ➝ $77.00Low
12/2/2020Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetNeutral$63.00 ➝ $66.00Medium
12/2/2020Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetSector Perform$61.00 ➝ $71.00Medium
12/2/2020CIBCBoost TargetNeutral$70.00 ➝ $72.00Medium
11/12/2020BarclaysBoost TargetUnderweight$53.00 ➝ $54.00Low
10/6/2020Bank of AmericaUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$68.00Low
9/2/2020Fundamental ResearchInitiated CoverageBuy$66.04Medium
8/26/2020Credit Suisse GroupLower TargetNeutral$56.00 ➝ $55.00Low
8/26/2020Royal Bank of CanadaLower TargetPositive ➝ Sector Perform$64.00 ➝ $61.00Medium
8/19/2020BarclaysDowngradeOverweight ➝ Underweight$59.00 ➝ $53.00Low
7/24/2020CIBCInitiated CoverageNeutralLow
5/27/2020TD SecuritiesLower TargetBuy$66.00 ➝ $65.00Low
5/27/2020Royal Bank of CanadaBoost TargetSector Perform$59.00 ➝ $64.00High
5/13/2020Bank of AmericaBoost TargetNeutral$43.00 ➝ $60.00High
5/11/2020BarclaysLower TargetOverweight$62.00 ➝ $57.00Low
3/20/2020TD SecuritiesUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$75.00 ➝ $66.00High
3/18/2020CfraLower TargetBuy$60.00 ➝ $51.00High
3/13/2020Bank of AmericaDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralHigh
3/9/2020BarclaysLower TargetOverweight$82.00 ➝ $72.00Medium
2/26/2020BarclaysReiterated RatingBuy$82.00Low
1/27/2020CIBCReiterated RatingHold$79.00Low
1/8/2020CIBCReiterated RatingHoldLow
12/17/2019CitigroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$80.00Low
12/13/2019Credit Suisse GroupDowngradeOutperform ➝ Neutral$76.00High
11/21/2019CIBCReiterated RatingHold$81.00Low
11/5/2019DesjardinsBoost TargetBuy$80.00 ➝ $82.00Low
9/24/2019Bank of AmericaUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$52.00 ➝ $62.00Low
8/28/2019Credit Suisse GroupBoost TargetOutperform$73.00 ➝ $75.00Medium
8/28/2019BMO Capital MarketsLower TargetOutperform$80.00 ➝ $78.00Medium
5/30/2019BarclaysReiterated RatingAverage$78.00Low
5/17/2019BarclaysReiterated RatingBuyLow
2/27/2019DesjardinsReiterated RatingBuy ➝ Average$81.00Low
2/27/2019CIBCDowngradeSector Outperform ➝ NeutralLow
2/26/2019TD SecuritiesDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldLow
12/11/2018DesjardinsReiterated RatingBuyLow
12/10/2018TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyLow
11/29/2018Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$88.00Low
11/28/2018TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyLow
11/28/2018BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingBuyLow
11/27/2018BarclaysReiterated RatingBuyHigh
11/19/2018TD SecuritiesReiterated RatingBuyLow
11/16/2018BarclaysReiterated RatingAverage$85.00Low
11/8/2018DesjardinsReiterated RatingAverage$85.00N/A
6/11/2018Royal Bank of CanadaDowngradeOutperform ➝ Sector PerformMedium
6/8/2018DesjardinsReiterated RatingBuyLow
6/8/2018National Bank FinancialDowngradeOutperform ➝ Sector PerformLow
6/5/2018Bank of AmericaDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralLow
11/22/2017ScotiabankReiterated RatingBuy$95.00N/A
10/24/2017MacquarieInitiated CoverageOutperformN/A
(Data available from 9/29/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.63 (Buy)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

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Bank of Nova Scotia logo
The Bank of Nova Scotia provides various banking products and services in Canada, the United States, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Colombia, the Caribbean and Central America, and internationally. It operates in four segments: Canadian Banking, International Banking, Global Wealth Management, and Global Banking and Markets. The company offers financial advice and solutions, and day-to-day banking products, including debit and credit cards, chequing and saving accounts, investments, mortgages, loans, and insurance to individuals; and business banking solutions comprising lending, deposit, cash management, and trade finance solutions to small, medium, and large businesses, including automotive financing solutions to dealers and their customers. It also provides wealth management advice and solutions, including online brokerage, mobile investment, full-service brokerage, trust, private banking, and private investment counsel services; and retail mutual funds, exchange traded funds, liquid alternative funds, and institutional funds. In addition, the company offers international banking services for retail, corporate, and commercial customers; and lending and transaction, investment banking advisory, and capital markets access services to corporate customers. Further, it provides online, mobile, and telephone banking services. The company operates a network of 954 branches and approximately 3,766 automated banking machines in Canada; and approximately 1,300 branches and a network of contact and support center internationally. The Bank of Nova Scotia was founded in 1832 and is headquartered in Halifax, Canada.
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Today's Range

Now: $49.22
Low: $48.30
High: $49.50

50 Day Range

MA: $57.42
Low: $48.64
High: $63.54

52 Week Range

Now: $49.22
Low: $48.30
High: $74.86


3,954,643 shs

Average Volume

1,660,537 shs

Market Capitalization

$58.64 billion

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Bank of Nova Scotia?

The following sell-side analysts have issued research reports on Bank of Nova Scotia in the last twelve months: Bank of America Co., Barclays PLC, BMO Capital Markets, Canaccord Genuity Group Inc., CIBC, Credit Suisse Group AG, Desjardins, Fundamental Research, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, National Bank Financial, Royal Bank of Canada, Stifel Nicolaus,, TD Securities, and Veritas Investment Research.
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What is the current price target for Bank of Nova Scotia?

11 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Bank of Nova Scotia in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $91.54, suggesting a possible upside of 86.0%. Fundamental Research has the highest price target set, predicting BNS will reach $100.91 in the next twelve months. TD Securities has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $83.00 for Bank of Nova Scotia in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Bank of Nova Scotia?

Bank of Nova Scotia currently has 9 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Hold." A "hold" rating indicates that analysts believe investors should keep any existing positions they have in BNS, but not buy more shares or sell existing shares.
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How do I contact Bank of Nova Scotia's investor relations team?

Bank of Nova Scotia's physical mailing address is 44 KING STREET WEST SCOTIA PLAZA 8TH FL., TORONTO A6, M5H 1H1. The bank's listed phone number is (416) 866-6161 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for Bank of Nova Scotia is Learn More about contacing Bank of Nova Scotia investor relations.