Portland Investment Counsel buys $4,241,372 stake in Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)

Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) : Portland Investment Counsel scooped up 7,745 additional shares in Bank of Nova Scotia during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Nov 14, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 82,229 shares of Bank of Nova Scotia which is valued at $4,241,372.Bank of Nova Scotia makes up approximately 6.86% of Portland Investment Counsel’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Clearbridge Investments boosted its stake in BNS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 744 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,157 shares of Bank of Nova Scotia which is valued at $59,678.Old Mutual Customised Solutions (proprietary) Ltd reduced its stake in BNS by selling 5,400 shares or 13.43% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 34,800 shares of BNS which is valued at $1,851,360. Bank of Nova Scotia makes up approx 0.53% of Old Mutual Customised Solutions (proprietary) Ltd’s portfolio.Edgepoint Investment Group reduced its stake in BNS by selling 19,000 shares or 2.28% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 815,560 shares of BNS which is valued at $43,387,792. Bank of Nova Scotia makes up approx 0.70% of Edgepoint Investment Group’s portfolio.Tower Research Capital (trc) reduced its stake in BNS by selling 1,981 shares or 28.71% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 4,919 shares of BNS which is valued at $264,052. Bank of Nova Scotia makes up approx 0.02% of Tower Research Capital (trc)’s portfolio. First New York Securities Ny sold out all of its stake in BNS during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 180 shares of BNS which is valued $9,612.

Bank of Nova Scotia opened for trading at $52.97 and hit $53.38 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $53.28, with a gain of 0.45% or 0.24 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 5,11,878 shares. Company has a market cap of $64,185 M.

On the company’s financial health, Bank of Nova Scotia reported $1.54 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.06 according to the earnings call on Aug 30, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.48.Analysts expectations of $ 6602.95.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.45 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Bank of Nova Scotia. Bank of Nova Scotia was Initiated by BofA/Merrill to “Buy” on Nov 1, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Aug 31, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 77 from a previous price target of $72 .

The Bank of Nova Scotia (the Bank) is a Canada-based diversified financial institution. The Bank offered a range of products and services including retail commercial corporate and investment banking to more than 21 million customers in more than 55 countries around the world. The Bank has four business lines: Canadian Banking International Banking Scotia Capital and Global Wealth Management. The Canadian Banking segment provided a range of banking and investing services to more than 7.7 million customers across Canada through a network of 1190 branches 3869 automated banking machine (ABMs) as well as telephone Internet banking and third-party channels. International Banking includes Scotiabank’s retail and commercial banking operations in more than 55 countries outside Canada. Global Wealth Management (GWM) consists of wealth management insurance and Global Transaction Banking businesses.

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