AGF Investments Inc. bought a new position in shares of Cott Corp (NYSE:COT) (TSE:BCB) during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund bought 243,618 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,066,000. AGF Investments Inc. owned about 0.17% of Cott as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in Cott during the 3rd quarter worth $682,000. Aperio Group LLC boosted its stake in Cott by 30.5% during the 3rd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 201,143 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,019,000 after purchasing an additional 47,042 shares during the last quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board boosted its stake in Cott by 24.6% during the 3rd quarter. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board now owns 183,410 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,744,000 after purchasing an additional 36,200 shares during the last quarter. Engineers Gate Manager LP acquired a new stake in Cott during the 3rd quarter worth $1,750,000. Finally, Barometer Capital Management Inc. acquired a new stake in Cott during the 3rd quarter worth $917,000.
Cott Corp (COT) opened at $15.48 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.76, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a current ratio of 1.01. Cott Corp has a 1 year low of $10.44 and a 1 year high of $17.77.
Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Scotiabank lifted their target price on shares of Cott from $18.50 to $19.00 and gave the stock a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Credit Suisse Group lifted their target price on shares of Cott from $17.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of Cott in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Cott has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $17.32.
In other news, Director Gregory R. Monahan sold 7,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.10, for a total transaction of $128,250.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 102,666 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,755,588.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 2.06% of the company’s stock.
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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