Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Compass Minerals International (CMP) Stock Price

Media stories about Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Compass Minerals International earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.6287318016262 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Compass Minerals International (CMP) traded down 0.55% during trading on Friday, reaching $63.65. The company had a trading volume of 49,723 shares. Compass Minerals International has a 12 month low of $62.70 and a 12 month high of $84.40. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $66.69 and a 200 day moving average price of $69.06. The company has a market cap of $2.15 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.78 and a beta of 0.45.

Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) last announced its earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The basic materials company reported ($0.19) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.07) by $0.12. Compass Minerals International had a return on equity of 10.01% and a net margin of 9.83%. The business had revenue of $228 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $261.13 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.18 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 34.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Compass Minerals International will post $3.02 earnings per share for the current year.

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

CMP has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Compass Minerals International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. BMO Capital Markets restated a “hold” rating and set a $75.00 price target on shares of Compass Minerals International in a research note on Friday, May 5th. BidaskClub upgraded Compass Minerals International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a $63.00 price target on Compass Minerals International and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $73.50.

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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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