Media headlines about Cott (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cott earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.4521226657434 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Cott’s US$1.25B deal with Refresco raises concerns for U.K. competition regulator (canadianmanufacturing.com)
- Refresco seeks cooperation after UK watchdog raises concerns over Cott Beverages deal (just-drinks.com)
- UK Antitrust Watchdog Forcing Cott-Refresco Concessions (law360.com)
- UPDATE 1-Refresco to offer remedies to UK watchdog concerns over bottling deal (reuters.com)
- LPC-EMEA lending falls to US$894bn in 2017 – Reuters – Reuters (reuters.com)
A number of research analysts recently commented on the company. Credit Suisse Group upped their price objective on Cott from $17.00 to $18.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of Cott in a report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Cott from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of Cott in a report on Friday, September 15th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Cott in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Cott has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $17.04.
Cott (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates 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 firm had revenue of $995.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.01 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.04 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.4% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Cott will post 0.03 EPS for the current fiscal year.
In other Cott news, Director Gregory R. Monahan sold 7,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 27th. The stock was 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 transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 2.06% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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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