News articles about Cott (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cott earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.5967291295903 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Cott (COT) traded down $0.01 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $15.94. 1,265,158 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 899,267. Cott has a 12 month low of $10.44 and a 12 month high of $17.77. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,220.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -22.77 and a beta of 0.74. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.76, a current ratio of 1.01 and a quick ratio of 0.86.

Cott (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by ($0.08). Cott had a positive return on equity of 0.09% and a negative net margin of 2.86%. The company had revenue of $995.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.01 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.04 earnings per share. Cott’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Cott will post 0.03 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on COT shares. Credit Suisse Group upped their target price on shares of Cott from $17.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Cott in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Scotiabank set a $18.50 target price on shares of Cott and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $17.25.

In other news, Director Gregory R. Monahan sold 7,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.10, for a total transaction of $128,250.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 102,666 shares in the company, valued at $1,755,588.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 2.06% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Cott Company Profile

Cott Corp is a Canada-based company, which along with its subsidiaries, is engaged in production of beverages on behalf of retailers, brand owners and distributors. The Company operates through five operating segments: Water & Coffee Solutions; Cott North America; Cott United Kingdom (Cott U.K.), Royal Crown International (RCI) and Mexico.

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