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How to buy Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) stocks

Learn how to buy Bank of Nova Scotia stock in 6 easy steps.

Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) is a publicly traded banks - diversified business based in Canada. It opened the day at C$61.92 after a previous close of C$62.01. During the day the price has varied from a low of C$61.78 to a high of C$62.52. The latest price was C$61.89 (25 minute delay). Bank of Nova Scotia is listed on the Toronto stock Exchange (TSX) and employs 89,090 staff. All prices are listed in Canadian dollars.

How to buy shares in Bank of Nova Scotia

  1. Open a brokerage account. Choose from our top broker picks or compare brokers in depth. Then, complete an application.
  2. Fund your account. Add money to your account via bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  3. Search the platform by ticker symbol. BNS in this case.
  4. Choose an order type. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares or dollar amount.
  5. Submit the order. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

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Is it a good time to buy Bank of Nova Scotia stock?

Review technicals and fundamentals to help you determine if now's a good time for you to invest.

Technical analysis

View Bank of Nova Scotia's price performance, share price volatility, historical data and technicals.

Use our graph to track the performance of BNS stock over time.

Historical closes compared with the last close of C$61.89

1 week (2024-06-13)-2.84%
1 month (2024-05-20)-6.52%
3 months (2024-03-20)-9.39%
6 months (2023-12-20)-1.64%
1 year (2023-06-20)-4.17%
2 years (2022-06-20)-22.82%
3 years (2021-06-20)-22.49%
5 years (2019-06-20)-13.45%

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

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Is Bank of Nova Scotia under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the Bank of Nova Scotia P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA.

Bank of Nova Scotia's current stock price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Bank of Nova Scotia's stocks trade at around 11x recent earnings.

Bank of Nova Scotia's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4097. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Bank of Nova Scotia's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.

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