Bank of Nova Scotia ( BNS ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 28, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.5742 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 28, 2014. Shareholders who purchased BNS stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -1.48% decrease from the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $58.31, the dividend yield is 3.94%.
The previous trading day's last sale of BNS was $58.31, representing a -8.17% decrease from the 52 week high of $63.50 and a 12.03% increase over the 52 week low of $52.05.
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 $4.9. Zacks Investment Research reports BNS's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as .31%, compared to an industry average of 2.9%.