Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.24

News coverage about Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Cott Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the company an impact score of 45.0338751088561 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) opened at 15.18 on Friday. Cott Corporation has a one year low of $10.10 and a one year high of $16.93. The company has a 50 day moving average of $15.02 and a 200-day moving average of $13.14. The firm’s market cap is $2.11 billion.

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

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, September 6th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 23rd 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 1.58%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 21st. Cott Corporation’s payout ratio is currently -23.30%.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $12.00 price target on shares of Cott Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. BMO Capital Markets raised shares of Cott Corporation from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their target price for the company from $15.00 to $17.00 in a research report on Wednesday, June 7th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “hold” rating and set a $13.50 price target on shares of Cott Corporation in a research note on Friday, May 19th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Cott Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Cott Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price 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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