Cott Corp. (NYSE:COT)’s share price traded up 8.4% during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $16.00 and last traded at $15.65, with a volume of 1,944,655 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $14.44.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating on shares of Cott Corp. in a research report on Saturday, April 9th. Citigroup Inc. boosted their price objective on shares of Cott Corp. from $12.00 to $16.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 8th. Stifel Nicolaus upgraded shares of Cott Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday. Jefferies Group restated a “hold” rating and issued a $15.50 price objective (up previously from $13.00) on shares of Cott Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, May 17th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price objective on shares of Cott Corp. from $15.00 to $16.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 9th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. Cott Corp. presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $16.40.

The firm’s market cap is $1.95 billion. The company has a 50 day moving average of $14.61 and a 200-day moving average of $13.32.

Cott Corp. (NYSE:COT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $765 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $766.83 million. The firm’s revenue was down 1.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.18 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Cott Corp. will post $0.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Other large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Bank of Montreal Can increased 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 in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of 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 in the last quarter. Marshall Wace LLP increased its stake in shares of 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 in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Cott Corp. by 24.7% in the fourth quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 2,457,543 shares of the company’s stock valued at $27,008,000 after buying an additional 487,042 shares in the last quarter.

Cott Corporation, along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in production of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors. The Company operates through four segments: DSS; Cott North America; Cott United Kingdom (Cott U.K.), and All Other, which includes its Mexico segment, Royal Crown International (RCI) segment and other miscellaneous expenses.

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