Cott (COT) Given Coverage Optimism Score of 0.11

Media coverage about Cott (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog 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 news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.34243332752 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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Shares of NYSE COT opened at $14.58 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $2,033.57, a price-to-earnings ratio of 208.29 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a current ratio of 1.00. Cott has a twelve month low of $12.04 and a twelve month high of $17.77.

Cott (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The company reported $0.02 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.02. The firm had revenue of $571.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $617.21 million. Cott had a positive return on equity of 0.23% and a negative net margin of 0.05%. The business’s revenue was up 9.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.01 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Cott will post 0.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 28th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, March 13th were given a dividend of $0.06 per share. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.65%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, March 12th. Cott’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 342.86%.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on COT. Scotiabank set a $18.50 target price on Cott and gave the company a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $19.00 target price (up previously from $18.00) on shares of Cott in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. Deutsche Bank downgraded Cott from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $17.85 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, March 26th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Cott from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 2nd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $17.33.

In other Cott news, VP Marni Morgan Poe sold 30,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.84, for a total transaction of $475,200.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 130,864 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,072,885.76. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Jason R. Ausher sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.69, for a total value of $78,450.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 19,681 shares in the company, valued at approximately $308,794.89. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 70,000 shares of company stock worth $1,110,850. Company insiders own 3.02% of the company’s stock.

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Cott Company Profile

Cott Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a route based service company in North America and Europe. It operates in three segments: Route Based Services; Coffee, Tea and Extract Solutions; and All Other. The company's product portfolio includes bottled water, coffee, brewed tea, water dispensers, coffee and tea brewers, specialty coffee, liquid coffee or tea concentrate, single cup coffee, cold brewed coffee, iced blend coffee or tea beverages, blended teas, hot tea, sparkling tea, coffee or tea extract solutions, filtration equipment, hot chocolate, soups, malt drinks, creamers/whiteners, cereals, beverage concentrates, and mineral water.

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