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Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

14 January 2018

Jones Collombin Investment Counsel Inc bought 91,870 shares as the company's stock declined 10.69% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 312,813 shares of the oilfield services and equipment company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $30.88M, up from 246,372 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bank Of Nova Scotia Trust Company who had been investing in Bank N S Halifax for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $77.74B market cap company.

Shares of Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) traded up $0.01 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $65.83. About 650,599 shares traded or 21.04% up from the average. Bank of Nova Scotia accounts for 9.9% of Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc.'s investment portfolio, making the stock its 2nd biggest position. It has underperformed by 0.18% the S&P500.

Mcdaniel Terry & Co increased its stake in Becton Dickinson (BDX) by 19.35% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Southport Management Llc bought 12,500 shares as the company's stock declined 17.43% while stock markets rallied.

The stock decreased 0.54% or $0.065 during the last trading session, reaching $12.075. Vocera Communications, Inc. (NYSE:VCRA) has risen 138.43% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.02% the S&P500. The company has a market capitalization of $78,921.46, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.24, a P/E/G ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 1.26. After $0.33 actual earnings per share reported by OFS Capital Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.09% negative EPS growth. The stock of The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, September 21 by Dundee Securities. Therefore 67% are positive. More interesting news about The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) was released by: Mondaq.com and their article: "Canada: Case Summary: Larizza v". Finally, Citigroup raised Bank of Nova Scotia from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Wednesday, September 20th. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $73 target in Monday, August 31 report.

Among 9 analysts covering Vocera Communications (NYSE:VCRA), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Wednesday, August 31 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with "Outperform" rating and $72 target in Wednesday, December 2 report. As per Thursday, September 28, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Friday, August 28.

Southport Management Llc increased its stake in Newfield Expl Co (NFX) by 56.82% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.

Since August 9, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $15.68 million activity. 4,000 shares were sold by JOHNSON PAUL T, worth $112,438. Polen Thomas E Jr sold $1.18 million worth of stock or 5,971 shares. The Company's segments include Canadian Banking, International Banking, Global Banking and Markets (GBM), and Other. The insider Lim James C sold $714,210.

Among 33 analysts covering Newfield Exploration Co. Therefore 47% are positive. TheStreet downgraded the shares of KBH in report on Friday, October 16 to "Hold" rating. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Macquarie Research given on Thursday, June 9. Jefferies maintained Becton, Dickinson and Company (NYSE:BDX) on Tuesday, August 22 with "Buy" rating. The rating was initiated by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, November 24 with "Neutral". Cantor Fitzgerald maintained the shares of VCRA in report on Tuesday, June 20 with "Buy" rating. They issued an "outperform" rating for the company. Topeka Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $16 target. The stock of Newfield Exploration Company (NYSE:NFX) has "Hold" rating given on Monday, December 11 by Credit Suisse. Bank of Nova Scotia presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $85.80. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Wednesday, August 19 with "Buy". Morgan Stanley has 0% invested in Vocera Communications, Inc. Its up 0.26, from 1.55 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 10 investors sold VCRA shares while 37 reduced holdings. Winch Advisory Ser Lc reported 2,797 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. (NYSE:VCRA). Qs Limited Co invested in 0% or 31 shares. Welch Forbes Limited Company, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 76,389 shares. The firm owned 2,792,861 shares of the bank's stock after purchasing an additional 100,763 shares during the period. Moreover, Comerica Bankshares has 0% invested in Vocera Communications, Inc. 1,040 were reported by Atria Invs Limited Liability Com. Wealthtrust reported 0.12% of its portfolio in Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC). Finally, M&R Capital Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Bank of Nova Scotia by 7.4% during the 2nd quarter. 1,163 are held by Plancorp Limited Liability Company. South Dakota Investment Council stated it has 1.67M shares or 1.86% of all its holdings. Sequoia Fincl Advisors Ltd Liability has 1,478 shares.

Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds