Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Cott Corporation (COT) Share Price

Press coverage about Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cott Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the company an impact score of 45.4471506159833 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Cott Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $12.00 price objective on shares of Cott Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. 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 research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Royal Bank Of Canada restated an “outperform” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of Cott Corporation in a research note on Thursday, August 10th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Cott Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Cott Corporation has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $17.21.

Cott Corporation (NYSE COT) traded up $0.01 during trading on Friday, reaching $14.74. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 516,454 shares, compared to its average volume of 990,013. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.46, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a current ratio of 1.00. Cott Corporation has a 52 week low of $10.10 and a 52 week high of $16.18. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,049.86, a PE ratio of 491.33 and a beta of 0.79.

Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates 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 business had revenue of $1.01 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $984.75 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.15 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 32.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that Cott Corporation will post 0.2 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Cott Corporation news, Director Gregory R. Monahan sold 8,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.30, for a total value of $130,050.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 115,666 shares in the company, valued at $1,769,689.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, CAO Jason R. Ausher sold 5,800 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.35, for a total value of $89,030.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief accounting officer now owns 20,770 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $318,819.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 2.06% of the company’s stock.

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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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