Cott Corporation trades as part of the non-alcoholic beverages industry and consumer defensive sector. The company CEO is Thomas Harrington. Cott Corp along with its subsidiaries is engaged in manufacturing and selling beverages. Its is route based service company that offers bottled water and coffee roasting, blending of iced tea and extract solutions for the U.S. foodservice industry.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The COT shares had a previous change of 0.15% which opened at 13.33 and closed at 13.27. It moved to an intraday high of 13.37 and a low of 13.16.

PR Newswire:  Cott to Present at the Jefferies 2019 Consumer Conference

Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, COT shares returned 0.38% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -13.21%. Over three months, it changed -12.23%. In one year it has changed -16.36% and within that year its 52 week high was 17.06 and its 52 week low was 12.72. COT stock is 4.32% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 14.66 and a 50 day moving average of 14.15. Right now, COT stock is trading -9.48% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

PR Newswire:  Cott to Present at the Jefferies 2019 Consumer Conference


The company has a market cap of $1.8b with 136.0m shares outstanding and a float of 130.0m shares. Trading volume was 514,886 shares and has experienced an average volume of 1,548,137 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.


Based on 3 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is -0.04. The trailing twelve month EPS reported is 0.16 (trailing twelve month diluted EPS is 0.02).

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019Reported 05-02-2019: -0.14
4thQtr 2018Reported 02-22-2019: 0.01
3rdQtr 2018Reported 11-08-2018: 0.07
2ndQtr 2018Reported 08-02-2018: 0.08
1stQtr 2018Reported 05-03-2018: 2.54

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 25.37, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 47.68%.

The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of Cott Corporation; it is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 8.00% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Short-interest was 2,034,863, which was 1.50% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 2.59. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

The beta was calculated to be 0.95.

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 0.06%, profit margin is 0.22%, price-to-sales is 0.57 and price-to-book is 1.56.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 3  : Growth Expectations Result
 1  : Financial Safety Result
 0  : Past Performance Result
 3  : Valuation Result
 2  : Dividend Safety Result
 1  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).


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