Cott Corp (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Thursday. Investors acquired 7,607 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 2,943% compared to the typical volume of 250 call options.
Shares of Cott (NYSE COT) opened at $17.20 on Friday. Cott has a 1-year low of $10.34 and a 1-year high of $17.77. The company has a current ratio of 1.01, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.76. The company has a market cap of $2,400.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of -24.57 and a beta of 0.86.
Cott (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The company reported $0.06 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.14 by ($0.08). Cott had a net margin of 0.28% and a negative return on equity of 0.24%. The firm had revenue of $995.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.01 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.04 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 12.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Cott will post 0.03 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Director Gregory R. Monahan sold 7,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.10, for a total value of $128,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 102,666 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,755,588.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 2.06% of the company’s stock.
A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in Cott by 4.5% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,804,428 shares of the company’s stock worth $40,495,000 after purchasing an additional 120,040 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its holdings in Cott by 0.7% in the 3rd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 2,041,776 shares of the company’s stock worth $30,647,000 after purchasing an additional 14,740 shares in the last quarter. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn LLC raised its holdings in Cott by 36.6% in the 3rd quarter. Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn LLC now owns 2,037,692 shares of the company’s stock worth $30,586,000 after purchasing an additional 545,787 shares in the last quarter. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC raised its holdings in Cott by 61.5% in the 2nd quarter. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC now owns 1,546,464 shares of the company’s stock worth $22,331,000 after purchasing an additional 588,620 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mackenzie Financial Corp raised its holdings in Cott by 0.4% in the 3rd quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 1,107,157 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,618,000 after purchasing an additional 4,299 shares in the last quarter.
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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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