Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Cott Corporation (COT) Share Price

Headlines about Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cott Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 45.7229651203586 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of Cott Corporation (NYSE COT) traded down 1.69% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $14.56. The stock had a trading volume of 591,574 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $13.75 and its 200 day moving average price is $12.18. The company’s market cap is $2.02 billion. Cott Corporation has a 1-year low of $10.10 and a 1-year high of $17.38.

Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The company reported ($0.13) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.09) by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $896.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $909.19 million. Cott Corporation had a negative net margin of 3.23% and a positive return on equity of 1.58%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 28.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned ($0.02) earnings per share. Analysts predict that Cott Corporation will post $0.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 target price on shares of Cott Corporation in a research note on Friday, March 24th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $13.50 target price on shares of Cott Corporation in a research note on Friday, May 19th. ValuEngine raised Cott Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. BMO Capital Markets raised Cott Corporation from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their target price for the company from $15.00 to $17.00 in a research note on Wednesday, June 7th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of Cott Corporation in a research note on Monday, April 17th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Cott Corporation has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $16.91.

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Cott Corporation 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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