Published: Sat, April 21, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP) EPS Estimated At $0.23

(CMP)'s stock declined 13.99%. Finally, National Planning Corp acquired a new stake in Compass Minerals during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $208,000.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "Somewhat Negative Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Compass Minerals (CMP) Share Price" was originally posted by Macon Daily and is owned by of Macon Daily. CMP's profit would be $7.78M giving it 73.59 P/E if the $0.23 EPS is correct. Compass Minerals had a return on equity of 13.02% and a net margin of 3.13%. sell-side analysts forecast that Compass Minerals will post 2.89 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. The stock increased 0.60% or $0.46 during the last trading session, reaching $76.85. About 81,969 shares traded.

Analysts expect Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) has declined 10.14% since April 18, 2017 and is downtrending. The stock underperformed the S&P 500 by 21.69%.

Since March 10, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 3 sales for $96,382 activity. Also, SVP Steven N. Berger purchased 750 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 28th. Compass Minerals International Inc. now has $2.27B valuation.

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Compass Minerals International, Inc., produces and sells salt, and specialty plant nutrition and chemical products in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and internationally. (NYSE:CMP) earned "Neutral" rating by Monness Crespi & Hardt on Wednesday, October 26.

During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment decreased to 1.16. It has change of 0.25, from 2017Q3's 1.41. It dropped, as 24 investors sold CMP shares while 93 reduced holdings. 53 funds took holdings and 83 increased holdings. Ing Groep Nv has 5,104 shares. (NYSE:CMP). Oppenheimer Asset Mgmt Incorporated has invested 0.03% in Compass Minerals International, Inc. Invesco Ltd accumulated 333,414 shares. The Altimeter Capital Management Lp holds 38,650 shares with $6.66 million value, up from 31,950 last quarter.

NYSE CMP traded up $0.35 on Friday, reaching $67.70. Benchmark Advsr, a New York-based fund reported 21,250 shares. (NYSE:CMP). Rowland Invest Counsel Adv holds 0.97% or 34,251 shares. Marshwinds Advisory invested in 0.13% or 3,775 shares. Beacon Gru holds 111,683 shares or 1.41% of its portfolio. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue reported 0.01% in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) for 719 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Lc reported 0% in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) for 1,777 shs. BMO Capital Markets maintained Compass Minerals International, Inc. Compass Minerals International's quarterly revenue was up 12.2% compared to the same quarter previous year. It operates in three segments: Salt, Plant Nutrition North America, and Plant Nutrition South America. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Therefore 78% are positive. On Thursday, February 15 the stock of Compass Minerals International, Inc. The stock of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) earned "Buy" rating by Bank of America on Thursday, August 17. Monness Crespi & Hardt maintained Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) rating on Wednesday, February 14. Manufacturers Life Insurance The reported 82,826 shares. Cardinal Capital Management who had been investing in Compass Minerals Intl for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.28 billion market cap company. The company was downgraded on Monday, October 19 by Monness Crespi & Hardt. (NYSE:CMP) rating on Monday, June 5. (NYSE:CMP) on Monday, September 25 to "Overweight" rating. Compass Minerals International's dividend payout ratio is presently 58.16%. (NYSE:CMP) has "Sell" rating given on Thursday, February 15 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, August 9 with "Hold".

Ratings analysis reveals 75% of Plains All American's analysts are positive. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, June 3 with "Buy". The lowest target is $30.0 while the high is $37.0. The firm acquired 37,372 shares of the basic materials company's stock, valued at approximately $2,700,000. PAA was included in 8 notes of analysts from September 9, 2016. (NYSE:ABBV) to report earnings on April, 26 before the open. The firm has "Sector Outperform" rating given on Monday, October 10 by Howard Weil. (NASDAQ:SRPT) rating on Tuesday, September 20. J.P. Morgan has "Buy" rating and $70.0 target. Sg Americas Limited Liability Co reported 6,356 shares. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Friday, September 8 report. Wolverine Asset Management owns 1,252 shs. 4,127 were reported by Advantus Capital. The company has market cap of $577.08 million. It has a 14.91 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, this segment owned and leased 19,200 miles of active crude oil and NGL pipelines and gathering systems; 31 million barrels of active and above-ground tank capacity; 810 trailers; 120 transport and storage barges; and 60 transport tugs. Insiders sold 2,229 shares of company stock valued at $140,895 in the last ninety days. SEVERINO MICHAEL had sold 2,643 shares worth $311,684.

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