Cott Corporation (COT) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

Press coverage about Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cott Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.5579400183971 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Cott Corporation (COT) traded down 0.4117% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $15.1175. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 216,216 shares. Cott Corporation has a 52 week low of $10.10 and a 52 week high of $17.03. The firm’s market capitalization is $2.10 billion. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $15.00 and its 200 day moving average price is $13.11.

Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $1.01 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $984.75 million. Cott Corporation had a positive return on equity of 0.54% and a negative net margin of 3.88%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 32.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.15 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that Cott Corporation will post ($0.01) EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 23rd will be given a $0.06 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 21st. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.58%. Cott Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -23.30%.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on COT shares. BMO Capital Markets upped their price objective on Cott Corporation from $17.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised Cott Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $12.00 price objective on shares of Cott Corporation in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Jefferies Group LLC upped their price objective on Cott Corporation from $14.00 to $14.25 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Cott Corporation in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. 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 price target of $16.75.

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Cott Corporation 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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