Cott (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) had its target price lowered by Scotiabank from $19.00 to $17.50 in a research note published on Friday morning. The brokerage currently has a sector perform rating on the stock.

COT has been the subject of a number of other reports. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed an outperform rating and set a $19.00 price target (up from $18.00) on shares of Cott in a research report on Friday. Credit Suisse Group increased their price target on Cott from $17.00 to $18.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Cott currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $17.25.

Shares of Cott (NYSE:COT) opened at $15.79 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $2,211.88, a P/E ratio of 1,579.00 and a beta of 0.85. Cott has a 52 week low of $10.56 and a 52 week high of $17.77. The company has a quick ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 1.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74.

Cott (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The company reported $0.02 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.02. The company had revenue of $571.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $617.21 million. Cott had a positive return on equity of 0.23% and a negative net margin of 0.05%. Cott’s revenue was up 9.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.01 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Cott will post 0.22 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 28th. Investors of record on Tuesday, March 13th will be given a dividend of $0.06 per share. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 12th. Cott’s payout ratio is -1,200.00%.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Virtu Financial LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Cott during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $173,000. Brown Advisory Inc. purchased a new stake in Cott in the fourth quarter worth $214,000. Investors Research Corp purchased a new stake in Cott in the fourth quarter worth $338,000. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC increased its position in Cott by 38.0% in the third quarter. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC now owns 20,805 shares of the company’s stock worth $312,000 after buying an additional 5,731 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Shell Asset Management Co. increased its position in Cott by 78.2% in the third quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. now owns 23,584 shares of the company’s stock worth $181,000 after buying an additional 10,353 shares during the last quarter.

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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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