Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 28, 2013

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Bank of Nova Scotia ( BNS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 28, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.588 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 26, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BNS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 2.39% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of BNS was $58.59, representing a -2.72% decrease from the 52 week high of $60.23 and a 20.93% increase over the 52 week low of $48.45.

BNS is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as Wells Fargo & Company ( WFC ) and J P Morgan Chase & Co ( JPM ). BNS's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.22. Zacks Investment Research reports BNS's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 7.44%, compared to an industry average of -2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the BNS Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to BNS through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BNS as a top-10 holding:

  • db-X trackers MSCI Canada Hedged Equity Fund ( DBCN )
  • PowerShares KBW International Financial Portfolio ETF ( KBWX )
  • SPDR S&P International Financial Sector ETF ( IPF ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is IPF with an increase of 19.4% over the last 100 days. DBCN has the highest percent weighting of BNS at 5.36%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: BNS , DBCN , IPF , JPM , KBWX , WFC

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