Compass Minerals International (CMP) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.03

News headlines about Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Compass Minerals International earned a daily sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.2129866710646 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Compass Minerals International (CMP) opened at 66.10 on Wednesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.24 billion, a PE ratio of 18.47 and a beta of 0.44. Compass Minerals International has a 12-month low of $59.72 and a 12-month high of $84.40. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $66.90 and a 200 day moving average price of $66.70.

Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) last issued its earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The basic materials company reported ($0.19) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.07) by ($0.12). Compass Minerals International had a net margin of 9.83% and a return on equity of 10.01%. The company had revenue of $228.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $261.13 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.18 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 34.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Compass Minerals International will post $2.62 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 1st were issued a $0.72 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $2.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.36%. Compass Minerals International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 80.45%.

CMP has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and set a $84.00 target price on shares of Compass Minerals International in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. Zacks Investment Research cut Compass Minerals International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub upgraded Compass Minerals International from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded Compass Minerals International from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $70.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, September 25th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a $63.00 price objective on Compass Minerals International and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $73.60.

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Compass Minerals International Company Profile

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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