Guardian Capital Lp Lowers stake in Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS)

Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) : Guardian Capital Lp reduced its stake in Bank of Nova Scotia by 6.7% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 7,560,396 shares of Bank of Nova Scotia which is valued at $366.1 Million after selling 543,175 shares in Bank of Nova Scotia , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 12, 2016.Bank of Nova Scotia makes up approximately 6.11% of Guardian Capital Lp’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Mackenzie Financial Corp reduced its stake in BNS by selling 8,171,846 shares or 99.94% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 5,004 shares of BNS which is valued at $242,294. Huntington Asset Advisors sold out all of its stake in BNS during the most recent quarter. The investment firm sold 50,500 shares of BNS which is valued $2.4 Million.Manitou Investment Management Ltd. reduced its stake in BNS by selling 11,440 shares or 7.6% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 139,000 shares of BNS which is valued at $6.7 Million. Bank of Nova Scotia makes up approx 2.84% of Manitou Investment Management Ltd.’s portfolio.Mondrian Investment Partners Ltd boosted its stake in BNS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 8 additional shares and now holds a total of 922 shares of Bank of Nova Scotia which is valued at $44,367.

Bank of Nova Scotia opened for trading at $48.08 and hit $48.6 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $48.1, with a gain of 0.46% or 0.22 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 9,03,644 shares. Company has a market cap of $57,845 M.

On the company’s financial health, Bank of Nova Scotia reported $1.43 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.02 according to the earnings call on Mar 1, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.41. The company had revenue of $6365.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $6324.19 million. The company’s revenue was up 8.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.35 EPS.

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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