Headlines about Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cott Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 45.8673100703407 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
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- MASS MoCA Becomes the Countrys Largest Contemporary Art Museum with 2017 Expansion Led by Gilbane Building Company (itbusinessnet.com)
- Form 3 COTT CORP /CN/ For: Oct 06 Filed by: Keller Kenneth C Jr – StreetInsider.com (streetinsider.com)
Shares of Cott Corporation (COT) traded down 1.45% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $15.00. 366,532 shares of the company traded hands. Cott Corporation has a 12 month low of $10.10 and a 12 month high of $16.18. The stock’s market capitalization is $2.09 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average of $15.22 and a 200-day moving average of $14.27.
Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16 by ($0.10). The firm had revenue of $1.01 billion for 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 company’s quarterly revenue was up 32.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.15 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Cott Corporation will post ($0.01) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several brokerages recently issued reports on COT. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of Cott Corporation in a report on Monday, July 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of Cott Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target on shares of Cott Corporation in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Cott Corporation from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC lifted their price target on shares of Cott Corporation from $14.00 to $14.25 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $17.04.
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In other news, Director Gregory R. Monahan sold 8,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.30, for a total value of $130,050.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 115,666 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,769,689.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CAO Jason R. Ausher sold 5,800 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.35, for a total transaction of $89,030.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 20,770 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $318,819.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.06% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
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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