Cott (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) had its price objective hoisted by TD Securities from $18.00 to $19.50 in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday, BayStreet.CA reports. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Cott from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, January 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Cott presently has an average rating of Buy and an average target price of $17.90.

COT traded up $0.28 on Tuesday, hitting $14.22. 240,508 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,926,667. Cott has a 12 month low of $11.72 and a 12 month high of $15.92. The company has a market cap of $1.90 billion, a PE ratio of 88.81 and a beta of 0.89. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.23, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a current ratio of 1.05. The stock’s fifty day moving average is $13.58 and its 200-day moving average is $12.98.

Cott (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 7th. The company reported $0.06 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.16 by ($0.10). The business had revenue of $616.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $620.54 million. Cott had a negative return on equity of 0.27% and a negative net margin of 0.19%. Cott’s quarterly revenue was up 1.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.06 EPS. As a group, equities research analysts expect that Cott will post 0.27 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its position in Cott by 6.2% during the third quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 6,506,806 shares of the company’s stock worth $81,140,000 after buying an additional 380,191 shares in the last quarter. P2 Capital Partners LLC lifted its stake in Cott by 15.2% during the second quarter. P2 Capital Partners LLC now owns 5,522,641 shares of the company’s stock worth $73,727,000 after purchasing an additional 729,589 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in Cott by 0.9% during the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,571,783 shares of the company’s stock worth $47,683,000 after purchasing an additional 32,269 shares during the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC lifted its stake in Cott by 1,141.4% during the third quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 2,973,631 shares of the company’s stock worth $37,081,000 after purchasing an additional 2,734,092 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Man Group plc lifted its stake in Cott by 17.5% during the second quarter. Man Group plc now owns 2,417,437 shares of the company’s stock worth $32,272,000 after purchasing an additional 360,536 shares during the last quarter.

Cott Company Profile

Cott Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a route based service company in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Route Based Services; Coffee, Tea and Extract Solutions; and All Other. Its 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, and beverage concentrates, as well as premium spring, sparkling and flavored, and mineral water.

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