Shares of Cott Corp. (NYSE:COT) fell 1.2% on Friday . The stock traded as low as $14.24 and last traded at $14.25, with a volume of 161,908 shares. The stock had previously closed at $14.43.

Several brokerages have weighed in on COT. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price objective on shares of Cott Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. began coverage on shares of Cott Corp. in a research note on Thursday, June 9th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $17.00 price objective on the stock. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Cott Corp. in a research note on Wednesday, June 8th. Citigroup Inc. upped their price objective on shares of Cott Corp. from $16.00 to $19.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 8th. Finally, Barclays PLC upped their price objective on shares of Cott Corp. from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 8th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $16.40.

The firm’s market cap is $1.76 billion. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $14.92 and its 200 day moving average is $12.84.

Cott Corp. (NYSE:COT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.01. The business earned $698.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $687.51 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned ($0.08) EPS. Cott Corp.’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts predict that Cott Corp. will post $0.32 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 3rd were paid a $0.06 dividend. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.67%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 1st.

A number of hedge funds have modified their holdings of COT. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL boosted its stake in shares of Cott Corp. by 8.1% in the fourth quarter. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL now owns 733,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,064,000 after buying an additional 55,000 shares during the period. Gabelli Funds LLC boosted its stake in shares of Cott Corp. by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC now owns 689,000 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,572,000 after buying an additional 6,000 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in shares of Cott Corp. by 17.2% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 154,152 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,694,000 after buying an additional 22,650 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of Cott Corp. by 17.9% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,656,199 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,202,000 after buying an additional 251,534 shares during the period. Finally, Sabal Capital Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Cott Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at $6,673,000.

Cott Corporation, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, is engaged in production of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors. The Company operates in three segments: North America, United Kingdom and All Other. The Company is also engaged in home and office bottled water and office coffee services distribution in the United States.

Get Analysts' Upgrades and Downgrades Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of analysts' upgrades, downgrades and new coverage with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.