CannTrust (CTST) Now Covered by Analysts at Bank of America

Investment analysts at Bank of America initiated coverage on shares of CannTrust (NYSE:CTST) in a report issued on Friday, The Fly reports. The firm set a “buy” rating on the stock.

Other equities analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Bloom Burton reissued an “accumulate” rating on shares of CannTrust in a research note on Friday, March 29th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CannTrust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $9.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 2nd.

Shares of NYSE:CTST opened at C$5.69 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $621.16 million, a PE ratio of -51.73 and a beta of 4.05. The company has a quick ratio of 3.38, a current ratio of 5.64 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01. CannTrust has a 12 month low of C$4.35 and a 12 month high of C$11.97.

CannTrust (NYSE:CTST) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 14th. The company reported C$0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of C($0.05) by C$0.14. CannTrust had a negative net margin of 22.33% and a negative return on equity of 6.69%. The company had revenue of C$16.85 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of C$17.00 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.12 earnings per share. CannTrust’s revenue was up 114.9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that CannTrust will post 0.05 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CTST. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. bought a new position in CannTrust in the first quarter worth about $26,000. Shell Asset Management Co. bought a new position in CannTrust in the first quarter worth about $41,000. Paragon Capital Management LLC bought a new position in CannTrust in the first quarter worth about $54,000. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. bought a new position in CannTrust in the first quarter worth about $56,000. Finally, Citigroup Inc. bought a new position in CannTrust in the first quarter worth about $94,000. 5.17% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About CannTrust

CannTrust Holdings Inc produces and sells medical and recreational cannabis in Canada. It sells dried cannabis and cannabis extracts to the medical patients. CannTrust Holdings Inc was incorporated in 2015 and is headquartered in Vaughan, Canada.

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