Do Analysts Recommend You Should Buy Cott Corporation (COT) Stock?

On Wednesday, shares of Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) marked $14.34 per share versus a previous $13.94 closing price. With having a 2.87% gain, an insight into the fundamental values of Cott Corporation, investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. COT showed a rise of 4.82% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $11.72 – $15.92 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of 7.82% in the period of the last 200 days.

Goldman equity researchers changed the status of Cott Corporation (NYSE: COT) shares from “Neutral” to a “Buy” rating in the report published on July 24th, 2019. Other analysts, including JP Morgan, also published their reports on COT shares. JP Morgan repeated the rating from the previous report, marking COT under “Overweight” rating, in the report published on June 1st, 2018. Additionally, COT shares got another “Buy” rating from Jefferies. On December 6th, 2016, Stifel Downgrade an Hold rating and increased its price target from $16 to $12. On the other hand, JP Morgan Resumed the “Neutral” rating for COT shares, as published in the report on June 9th, 2016. Jefferies seems to be going bullish on the price of COT shares, based on the price prediction for COT, indicating that the shares will jump from $13 to $15.50, giving the shares “Hold” rating based on their report from May 17th, 2016. Another “Buy” rating came from Deutsche Bank, providing a prediction for $15.50 price target according to the report published in May 9th, 2016.

Cott Corporation (COT) Analysis

The present dividend yield for COT owners is set at 0.02, marking the return investors will get regardless of the company’s performance in the upcoming period. However, in order for the company to be able to pay its dividends, just like it is the case with Cott Corporation, the company needs to provide a healthy cash flow, currently at the value of 36.52. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording 1.10%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.

In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of Cott Corporation (COT) as it may occur in the future, there are more than several well-rounded types of analysis and research techniques, while equity is most certainly one of the more important indicators into the company’s growth and performance. In this case, you want to make sure that the return on the present equity of -0.40% is enough for you to make a profit out of your investment. You may also count in the quick ratio of the company, currently set at 0.80 so you would make sure that the company is able to cover the debts it may have, which can be easily seen in annual reports of the company.

Set to affect the volatility of a given stock, the average volume can also be a valuable indicator, while COT is currently recording an average of 859.14K in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 2.18%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 3.35%with 1.06% of gain in the last seven days. Additionally, long-term investors are predicting the target price of $17.95, indicating growth from the present price of $14.34, which can represent yet another valuable research and analysis points that can help you decide whether to invest in COT or pass.

What to Look for When Analyzing Cott Corporation Shares?

Cott Corporation (COT) is based in the Canada and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Consumer Goods sector. If you wish to compare COT shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of for Cott Corporation, while the value 39.29 can represent an indicator in the future growth of the company in terms of investor’s expectations. The later value should have a steady growth rate, increasing and growing gradually, which serves the purpose of reliably showcasing the progress of the company. The value 0.00 is supported by the yearly ESP growth of 187.50%.

Besides from looking into the fundamentals, you should also note the number of people inside the company owning the shares, as the values should be in line with the expectations of investors. In that spirit, the present ownership of stocks inside the company is set at 1.50%, which can provide you with an insight of how involved executives are in owning shares of the company. In oppose to the executives’ share, the institutional ownership counts 74.30% of shares, carrying an equal significance as an indicator of value, as the presence of large investors may signal a strong company.

Are Institutional Investors Increasing Stakes in COT Shares?

It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in COT in the recent period. That is how Nitorum Capital LP now has an increase position in COT by 1.17% in the first quarter, owning 10.54 million shares of COT stocks, with the value of $144.2 million after the purchase of an additional 121,715 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, Levin Easterly Partners LLC also increased their stake in COT shares changed 0.49% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 10.01 million shares of company, all valued at $136.94 million after the acquisition of additional 48,422 shares during the last quarter.

AllianceBernstein LP acquired a new position in Cott Corporation during the first quarter, with the value of $112.73 million, and Russell Investment Management LLC increased their stake in the company’s shares by 6.21% in the first quarter, now owning 380,191 shares valued at $89.01 million after the acquisition of the additional 6.51 million shares during the last quarter. In the end, P2 Capital Partners LLC increased their position by 7.49% during the first quarter, now owning 6.37 million COT shares, now holding the value of $87.11 million in COT with the purchase of the additional 845,260 shares during the period of the last quarter. At the present, 74.30% of COT shares are in the ownership of institutional investors.