$1.51 EPS Expected for Target (TGT); Tobam Upped Cott (COT) Stake By $324,800

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Tobam increased Cott Corporation (COT) stake by 10.02% reported in 2018Q3 SEC filing. Tobam acquired 20,300 shares as Cott Corporation (COT)’s stock declined 4.63%. The Tobam holds 222,900 shares with $3.60 million value, up from 202,600 last quarter. Cott Corporation now has $2.19B valuation. The stock increased 1.02% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $15.89. About 416,425 shares traded. Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) has declined 16.40% since February 13, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.40% the S&P500. Some Historical COT News: 29/03/2018 – REFRESCO GROUP NV – REFRESCO RECEIVES CMA APPROVAL FOR INTEGRATION OF COTT’S UK BOTTLING ACTIVITIES; 03/05/2018 – COTT CORP – ON MAY 1, 2018, COTT’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVED A $50 MLN SHARE REPURCHASE PLAN; 21/03/2018 – Cott Corp Successfully Completes Cash Tender Offer of Crystal Rock Holdings, Inc; 29/03/2018 – REG-Refresco receives CMA approval for integration of Cott’s UK bottling activities; 03/05/2018 – Cott 1Q EBITDA $65M; 03/05/2018 – Cott Board of Directors Approved a $50M Share-Repurchase Plan on May 1; 21/03/2018 – COTT COMPLETES CASH TENDER OFFER FOR CRYSTAL ROCK HOLDINGS,; 08/03/2018 – CMA INVITES COMMENTS ON SOFT REFRESCO, COTT REMEDY; 03/05/2018 – Cott 1Q Rev $560.8M; 21/03/2018 – Cott Corp Unit Completes Cash Tender Offer of Crystal Rock Holdings for 97 Cents/Share

Analysts expect Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) to report $1.51 EPS on March, 5.They anticipate $0.14 EPS change or 10.22% from last quarter’s $1.37 EPS. TGT’s profit would be $787.98 million giving it 11.89 P/E if the $1.51 EPS is correct. After having $1.09 EPS previously, Target Corporation’s analysts see 38.53% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.97% or $1.39 during the last trading session, reaching $71.8. About 3.66M shares traded. Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) has risen 11.83% since February 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.83% the S&P500. Some Historical TGT News: 06/03/2018 – Target Sees 1Q Adj EPS $1.25-Adj EPS $1.45; 06/03/2018 – TARGET CORP TGT.N – THE YEAR’S EXPECTED DECLINE IN OPERATING MARGIN RATE WILL BE DRIVEN ENTIRELY BY $175 MLN INCREASE IN DEPRECIATION & AMORTIZATION; 03/04/2018 – Target reveals locations of three new small-format stores in New York; 23/05/2018 – Target Sales Get Lift From Remodels but Spending Squeezes Margins; 15/03/2018 – TARGET CORP TGT.N SETS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.62/SHR; 06/03/2018 – Target: Wage Increase Part of Previously Announced Plan to Boost to $15 by End of 2020; 15/03/2018 – Fitch Affirms Target Corporation at ‘A-‘; Outlook Revised to Stable; 06/03/2018 – TARGET SEES 1Q ADJ EPS $1.25 TO $1.45, EST. $1.40; 15/05/2018 – TGT NEXT-DAY DELIVERY FREE FOR REDCARD ORDERS, $2.99 OTHERWISE; 31/05/2018 – Target and Shipt Launch Same-Day Delivery in Illinois

Target Corporation operates as a general merchandise retailer. The company has market cap of $37.47 billion. It offers household essentials, including pharmacy, beauty, personal care, baby care, cleaning, and paper products; dry grocery, dairy, frozen food, beverages, candy, snacks, deli, bakery, meat, produce, and pet supplies; and apparel for women, men, boys, girls, toddlers, infants, and newborns, as well as intimate apparel, jewelry, accessories, and shoes. It has a 11.91 P/E ratio. The firm also provides home furnishings and d??cor, such as furniture, lighting, kitchenware, small appliances, home d??cor, bed and bath, home improvement, and automotive products, as well as seasonal merchandise, such as patio furniture and holiday d??cor; music, movies, books, computer software, sporting goods, and toys, as well as electronics, such as video game hardware and software.

Among 15 analysts covering Target (NYSE:TGT), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. Target had 19 analyst reports since August 17, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, August 23. As per Thursday, August 23, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley given on Friday, November 23. The stock of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) earned “Buy” rating by Standpoint Research on Wednesday, December 26. Cowen & Co upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, November 7 report. Credit Suisse maintained Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) on Wednesday, November 21 with “Outperform” rating. Citigroup maintained the shares of TGT in report on Wednesday, November 21 with “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, August 27. The stock of Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, December 3. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Thursday, August 23.

More notable recent Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Target: The Valuation Article – Seeking Alpha” on January 14, 2019, also Fool.com with their article: “Toys R Us 2.0: Does a Market Exist for Its Revival? – The Motley Fool” published on February 12, 2019, Investorplace.com published: “Target Stock Doesn’t Look Cheap Enough – Investorplace.com” on January 30, 2019. More interesting news about Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) were released by: Investorplace.com and their article: “TGT Won’t Break Above Resistance at $72.50 Before Earnings – Investorplace.com” published on January 24, 2019 as well as Investorplace.com‘s news article titled: “Why the Rally in Fitbit Stock May Be on Its Last Legs – Investorplace.com” with publication date: February 11, 2019.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.33 in 2018 Q3. Its up 0.13, from 1.2 in 2018Q2. It improved, as 15 investors sold COT shares while 40 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 101.53 million shares or 2.07% more from 99.47 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. 744,098 were reported by D E Shaw. Teton has 110,000 shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. Tudor Invest Corp Et Al holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) for 23,081 shares. Cipher Cap Limited Partnership has invested 0.04% of its portfolio in Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT). Loomis Sayles & Lp, Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.86 million shares. Levin Cap Strategies LP holds 0.83% in Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) or 2.99M shares. Carlson LP invested in 1.25M shares or 0.25% of the stock. Point72 Asset Management LP reported 0.43% stake. Public Sector Pension Investment Board invested in 343,030 shares or 0.04% of the stock. The Ontario – Canada-based Intact Invest Management has invested 0.37% in Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT). Gluskin Sheff & Incorporated holds 267,145 shares. Weiss Multi holds 0.19% in Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) or 451,750 shares. Jcic Asset Inc reported 2.84% stake. Gabelli Funds Ltd Co holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) for 772,570 shares. Deutsche Bank Ag reported 0.01% in Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT).

More important recent Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) news were published by: Streetinsider.com which released: “Cott Corp. (COT) Reports Sale of Soft Drink Concentrate Production Business and RCI International Division to Refresco for 450M – StreetInsider.com” on February 08, 2019, also Vendingmarketwatch.com published article titled: “Beverage Companies Turn To Healthy Drinks As Consumer Demand Shifts – VendingMarketWatch”, Prweb.com published: “RelaDyne Acquires CIRCOR Reliability Services Business, Previously COT-PURITECH – PR Web” on January 29, 2019. More interesting news about Cott Corporation (NYSE:COT) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Cott acquires Mountain Valley Spring Company – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: October 15, 2018.

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