Cosan Ltd (NYSE:CZZ) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the six research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $11.38.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on CZZ shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Cosan from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 7th. Santander lowered Cosan from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 11th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Cosan from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 24th.

Shares of NYSE CZZ opened at $8.40 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.60, a quick ratio of 1.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.44. The stock has a market cap of $2.04 billion, a PE ratio of 9.88 and a beta of 1.61. Cosan has a 52 week low of $6.20 and a 52 week high of $11.89.

Cosan (NYSE:CZZ) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 9th. The basic materials company reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter. The business had revenue of $1.21 billion for the quarter. Cosan had a return on equity of 4.41% and a net margin of 3.39%. Research analysts expect that Cosan will post 0.49 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CZZ. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in Cosan in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $113,000. Regal Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in Cosan in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $126,000. Mackenzie Financial Corp acquired a new stake in Cosan in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $129,000. CIBC World Markets Inc. acquired a new stake in Cosan in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $192,000. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. grew its holdings in Cosan by 63.9% in the 3rd quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 28,851 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $194,000 after buying an additional 11,251 shares during the last quarter. 27.54% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Cosan

Cosan Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in fuel and natural gas distribution, logistics, lubricant, sugar and ethanol businesses primarily in Brazil and internationally. The company's RaĆ­zen Energia produces and markets products derived from sugar cane, including raw sugar, anhydrous, and hydrated ethanol, as well as activities related to energy cogeneration from sugarcane bagasse.

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