News coverage about Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Compass Minerals International earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.3051026851202 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Compass Minerals becomes the newest player on the KC life sciences scene – Kansas City Business Journal (bizjournals.com)
- Zacks Investment Research Lowers Compass Minerals International (CMP) to Strong Sell (americanbankingnews.com)
- New Strong Sell Stocks for February 21st – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Can Compass Minerals Point the Way to Growth? (finance.yahoo.com)
Several research analysts have commented on CMP shares. TheStreet raised shares of Compass Minerals International from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. Stifel Nicolaus decreased their target price on shares of Compass Minerals International from $85.00 to $79.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, February 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Compass Minerals International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th. BMO Capital Markets decreased their target price on shares of Compass Minerals International from $75.00 to $70.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed an “underperform” rating on shares of Compass Minerals International in a research note on Thursday, February 15th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Compass Minerals International presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $71.00.
Compass Minerals International (NYSE CMP) opened at $62.80 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.67, a current ratio of 2.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.92. Compass Minerals International has a one year low of $59.72 and a one year high of $77.25. The company has a market cap of $2,120.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 50.24 and a beta of 0.54.
Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 13th. The basic materials company reported $1.66 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.37 by $0.29. Compass Minerals International had a net margin of 3.13% and a return on equity of 13.02%. The company had revenue of $457.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $468.52 million. analysts anticipate that Compass Minerals International will post 2.91 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st will be paid a $0.72 dividend. This represents a $2.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.59%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 28th. Compass Minerals International’s payout ratio is 230.40%.
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About Compass Minerals International
Compass Minerals International, Inc (CMI) is a provider of essential minerals that solve nature’s challenges, including salt for winter roadway safety and other consumer, industrial and agricultural uses; specialty plant nutrition minerals for the quality and yield of crops, and specialty chemicals for water treatment and other industrial processes.
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