Shares of Cott Corp (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $17.13.
A number of equities analysts have weighed in on COT shares. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price target on shares of Cott in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Credit Suisse Group upped their price target on shares of Cott from $17.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Scotiabank set a $18.50 price target on shares of Cott and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th.
In related news, Director Gregory R. Monahan sold 7,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.10, for a total transaction of $128,250.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 102,666 shares in the company, valued at $1,755,588.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 2.06% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.
Cott (NYSE COT) opened at $15.20 on Tuesday. The firm has a market cap of $2,121.51, a P/E ratio of -21.71 and a beta of 0.73. Cott has a 12-month low of $10.44 and a 12-month high of $17.77. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.76, a current ratio of 1.01 and a quick ratio of 0.86.
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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