Wintergreen Advisers Cut Stake in Altria Group (MO) as Stock Rose; Cott Que (COT) Shareholder Ratan Capital Management LP Has Decreased Its Position

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Ratan Capital Management Lp decreased its stake in Cott Corp Que (COT) by 54.06% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ratan Capital Management Lp sold 232,658 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.42% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 197,700 shares of the beverages (production and distribution) company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $3.27M, down from 430,358 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ratan Capital Management Lp who had been investing in Cott Corp Que for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.03 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.34% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $14.77. About 634,263 shares traded. Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) has risen 1.24% since December 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.38% the S&P500. Some Historical COT News: 02/05/2018 – Nine Cott Directors Elected by Shareholders at Annual Meeting; 03/05/2018 – Cott 1Q EPS 3c; 21/03/2018 – Cott Successfully Completes Cash Tender Offer For Crystal Rock Holdings, Inc; 04/05/2018 – Cott Closes Above 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 05/03/2018 Cott Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 03/05/2018 – COTT CORP – INCREASED TARGETED FULL YEAR 2018 REVENUES TO OVER $2.35 BLN; 03/05/2018 – Cott 1Q EPS $2.54; 29/03/2018 – REG-Refresco receives CMA approval for integration of Cott’s UK bottling activities; 03/05/2018 – Cott 1Q Net $361.4M; 03/05/2018 – Cott Sees Full-Year 2018 Consolidated Rev at Over $2.35B

Wintergreen Advisers Llc decreased its stake in Altria Group Inc (MO) by 3.27% based on its latest 2018Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Wintergreen Advisers Llc sold 9,167 shares as the company’s stock rose 10.45% with the market. The hedge fund held 271,285 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2018Q2, valued at $15.41 million, down from 280,452 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Wintergreen Advisers Llc who had been investing in Altria Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $101.79 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.42% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $54.17. About 9.25M shares traded or 8.90% up from the average. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 1.49% since December 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.13% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.82 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.09, from 0.73 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 65 investors sold MO shares while 529 reduced holdings. 106 funds opened positions while 379 raised stakes. 1.16 billion shares or 0.17% less from 1.16 billion shares in 2018Q1 were reported. 28,389 are owned by Valmark Advisers Incorporated. Brown Advisory stated it has 593,240 shares. Bahl Gaynor reported 2.09 million shares. Panagora Asset Mgmt reported 68,991 shares. Fishman Jay A Ltd Mi, a Michigan-based fund reported 45,582 shares. Hennessy Advsrs Inc has 128,200 shares for 0.25% of their portfolio. 88,110 were accumulated by Quantbot Technology Lp. Segall Bryant And Hamill Ltd Liability holds 28,227 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Mackay Shields Ltd Liability stated it has 366,378 shares. Charles Schwab Advisory Inc owns 0.33% invested in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) for 3.14 million shares. Covington Invest Advsr invested in 84,785 shares. 13,651 are owned by Monarch. Franklin Resources invested in 0.19% or 6.61M shares. London Communications Of Virginia holds 4.27 million shares or 1.98% of its portfolio. Westpac Corp has invested 0% in Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO).

Since August 29, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $184,966 activity.

Among 21 analysts covering Altria Group Inc. (NYSE:MO), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Altria Group Inc. had 71 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 29 by Argus Research. Credit Agricole downgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Thursday, July 30 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, November 17 report. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) earned “Buy” rating by Argus Research on Monday, May 9. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Wednesday, April 18. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, June 26. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, September 21 by Jefferies. The stock of Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has “Sell” rating given on Monday, May 29 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Friday, August 11 with “Buy”. The company was maintained on Friday, September 21 by Citigroup.

Analysts await Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.95 earnings per share, up 4.40% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.91 per share. MO’s profit will be $1.79 billion for 14.26 P/E if the $0.95 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.08 actual earnings per share reported by Altria Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.04% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) news were published by: Forbes.com which released: “How A Possible Menthol Ban Has Made Altria An Undervalued Stock – Forbes” on December 04, 2018, also Fool.com with their article: “3 Reliable Consumer Staples Stocks With Dividend Yields Over 3% – The Motley Fool” published on December 02, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Altria Hits Lows: Should We Worry? – Seeking Alpha” on November 27, 2018. More interesting news about Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Why I’m Buying The Dip In Altria – Seeking Alpha” published on November 26, 2018 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “5 Top Marijuana Stories of 2018 – Motley Fool” with publication date: December 06, 2018.

More notable recent Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Cott acquires Mountain Valley Spring Company – Seeking Alpha” on October 15, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Cott (Canada) (COT) Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” published on November 08, 2018, Nasdaq.com published: “New Research Coverage Highlights Omeros, Apple, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Cott, Darling Ingredients, and Osisko Gold Royalties — Consolidated Revenues, Company Growth, and Expectations for 2018 – Nasdaq” on November 30, 2018. More interesting news about Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Cott (Canada) (COT) Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha” published on August 02, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “Cott Corp. (COT) Declares $0.06 Quarterly Dividend, 1.6% Yield; Appoints Britta Bomhard and Steven Stanbrook to Board – StreetInsider.com” with publication date: November 07, 2018.

Analysts await Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) to report earnings on March, 7. They expect $0.04 earnings per share, up 100.00% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.02 per share. COT’s profit will be $5.51M for 92.31 P/E if the $0.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.06 actual earnings per share reported by Cott Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -33.33% negative EPS growth.

Ratan Capital Management Lp, which manages about $733.12M and $222.35 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Zscaler Inc by 8,627 shares to 137,834 shares, valued at $4.93 million in 2018Q2, according to the filing.

Among 12 analysts covering Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Cott Corporation had 43 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, April 14 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 27 by Stifel Nicolaus. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of COT in report on Friday, July 31 with “Buy” rating. As per Wednesday, September 2, the company rating was upgraded by TheStreet. Jefferies maintained the shares of COT in report on Friday, October 6 with “Hold” rating. The company was initiated on Tuesday, July 21 by Credit Suisse. The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 8 by Citigroup. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 1 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock of Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) earned “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, September 5. The stock has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, June 9.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.2 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.38, from 0.82 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 11 investors sold COT shares while 40 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 40 raised stakes. 99.47 million shares or 0.85% less from 100.32 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported. Trexquant Invest Lp accumulated 0.04% or 38,517 shares. Intact Inv Incorporated has 259,800 shares. Toronto Dominion Bancorporation accumulated 0.01% or 240,089 shares. Cap Fund Mngmt accumulated 45,200 shares or 0% of the stock. Verition Fund Mgmt Limited Com owns 18,120 shares. Eagle Asset Management Incorporated has 827,315 shares for 0.07% of their portfolio. Financial And Inv Group Ltd accumulated 1.1% or 210,311 shares. Engineers Gate Manager LP reported 80,030 shares or 0.1% of all its holdings. Alliancebernstein Lp has invested 0.07% of its portfolio in Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT). Cidel Asset Mgmt holds 1.19 million shares. Great West Life Assurance Can, Manitoba – Canada-based fund reported 23,391 shares. Cibc World has invested 0.05% in Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT). Natixis Advsrs LP has 185,188 shares. Point72 Asset Ltd Partnership invested 0.59% in Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT). Invesco accumulated 36,313 shares or 0% of the stock.

Since August 20, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $550,192 activity.

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