Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Compass Minerals International (CMP) Share Price

News headlines about Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Compass Minerals International earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.3008796752667 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) traded down $0.05 during trading on Thursday, reaching $68.65. 236,714 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 389,900. The stock has a market cap of $2,320.00, a P/E ratio of 28.14 and a beta of 0.51. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.70, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a current ratio of 2.52. Compass Minerals International has a 52 week low of $59.72 and a 52 week high of $84.40.

Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The basic materials company reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.85 by ($0.20). The firm had revenue of $290.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $323.76 million. Compass Minerals International had a return on equity of 11.52% and a net margin of 10.72%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 61.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.27 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Compass Minerals International will post 2.62 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be issued a $0.72 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $2.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.20%. Compass Minerals International’s dividend payout ratio is presently 67.76%.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded shares of Compass Minerals International from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $70.00 target price for the company in a report on Monday, September 25th. BidaskClub cut shares of Compass Minerals International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Compass Minerals International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Monness Crespi & Hardt upgraded shares of Compass Minerals International from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price target for the company in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $84.00 price target on shares of Compass Minerals International in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. Two equities research 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 stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus 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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