News articles about Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Compass Minerals International earned a news impact score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.2552910804437 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Compass Minerals International (NYSE CMP) traded up 0.31% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $63.95. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 383,161 shares. The stock has a market cap of $2.16 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.87 and a beta of 0.45. Compass Minerals International has a 12-month low of $62.70 and a 12-month high of $84.40. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $66.88 and its 200 day moving average price is $69.59.

Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 7th. The basic materials company reported ($0.19) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates 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 business had revenue of $228 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $261.13 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.18 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 34.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Compass Minerals International will post $3.06 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be issued a $0.72 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $2.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.50%. Compass Minerals International’s payout ratio is currently 80.45%.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on CMP. Zacks Investment Research downgraded 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 “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Credit Suisse Group set a $63.00 price target on Compass Minerals International and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and issued a $75.00 price target on shares of Compass Minerals International in a research report on Monday, May 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $73.50.

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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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