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

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 target price on shares of Cott Corp. in a research report on Wednesday, June 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. assumed coverage on shares of Cott Corp. in a research report on Thursday, June 9th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $17.00 target price on the stock. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Cott Corp. in a research report on Wednesday, June 8th. Citigroup Inc. lifted their target price on shares of Cott Corp. from $16.00 to $19.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 8th. Finally, Barclays PLC lifted their target price on shares of Cott Corp. from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 8th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. Cott Corp. currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $16.40.

The stock’s market capitalization is $1.76 billion. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $14.92 and a 200-day moving average of $12.87.

Cott Corp. (NYSE:COT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported ($0.02) earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.03) by $0.01. The company had revenue of $698.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $687.51 million. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 1.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($0.08) earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that Cott Corp. will post $0.32 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 3rd were given a dividend of $0.06 per share. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.67%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 1st.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of the company. Gabelli Funds LLC boosted its position in 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 position in 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. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in Cott Corp. by 18.4% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 199,520 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,193,000 after buying an additional 30,981 shares during the period. Gamco Investors INC. ET AL boosted its position in 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. Finally, Marshall Wace LLP boosted its position in Cott Corp. by 107.4% in the fourth quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 276,017 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,033,000 after buying an additional 142,921 shares during the period.

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.

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