Analysts’ Opinions Are Mixed on These Consumer Goods Stocks: Polaris (NYSE: PII) and Cott Corp (NYSE: COT)

By Carrie Williams

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Consumer Goods sector with new ratings on Polaris (NYSE: PII) and Cott Corp (NYSE: COT).

Polaris (NYSE: PII)

RBC Capital analyst Walter Spracklin reiterated a Hold rating on Polaris (NYSE: PII) yesterday and set a price target of $79. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $87.41.

According to TipRanks.com, Spracklin is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 18.7% and a 74.6% success rate. Spracklin covers the Services sector, focusing on stocks such as Kansas City Southern, Magna International, and Union Pacific Corp.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Polaris is Hold and the average price target is $82, representing a -6.2% downside.

In a report issued on June 6, Wedbush also reiterated a Hold rating on the stock with a $75 price target.
Cott Corp (NYSE: COT)

In a report released yesterday, Nik Modi from RBC Capital reiterated a Buy rating on Cott Corp (NYSE: COT), with a price target of $20. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $14.04.

According to TipRanks.com, Modi is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 7.1% and a 69.9% success rate. Modi covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as The Estée Lauder Companies Inc, Constellation Brands Inc, and Spectrum Brands Holdings.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Cott Corp is Strong Buy and the average price target is $17.38, representing a 23.8% upside.

In a report issued on June 7, BMO Capital also upgraded the stock to Buy with a $17 price target.

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