BUZZ-Cott Corp: U.S.-listed shares at 5-yr high on back of deal

Thu Nov 6, 2014 10:48am EST
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** Canadian soft drink maker's U.S.-listed shares up 14.7 pct at $6.95, their largest intraday percentage gain in more than five years

** Shares listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange up 14.9 percent at C$7.94, one of the top performers on Canada's main stock index

** U.S.-listed shares post largest intra-day gain in more than five years

** To acquire U.S. direct-to-consumer water and coffee provider DSS Group Inc, parent of DS Services of America Inc, for $1.25 billion

** Nearly 1 million shares traded by 10.46 am ET on New York Stock Exchange, more than six times the stock's 10-day average volume