Headlines about Cott (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cott earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.8904847009017 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
COT has been the topic of several research reports. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of Cott in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Credit Suisse Group boosted their target price on Cott from $17.00 to $18.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Scotiabank set a $18.50 target price on Cott and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $17.25.
Shares of Cott (COT) opened at $15.20 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.76, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a current ratio of 1.01. Cott has a one year low of $10.44 and a one year high of $17.77. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,120.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -21.71 and a beta of 0.74.
In related news, Director Gregory R. Monahan sold 7,500 shares of the business’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 sale, the director now directly owns 102,666 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,755,588.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 2.06% of the company’s stock.
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Cott 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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