Amalgamated Bank lowered its holdings in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) by 7.5% in the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,937 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 401 shares during the period. Amalgamated Bank’s holdings in Compass Minerals International were worth $322,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of CMP. CGOV Asset Management boosted its holdings in Compass Minerals International by 40.0% in the 1st quarter. CGOV Asset Management now owns 7,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $633,000 after purchasing an additional 2,000 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its holdings in Compass Minerals International by 25.4% in the 1st quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 27,398 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,859,000 after purchasing an additional 5,557 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. boosted its holdings in Compass Minerals International by 503.4% in the 1st quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 6,571 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $446,000 after purchasing an additional 5,482 shares during the period. Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in Compass Minerals International by 6.7% in the 1st quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 149,920 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $10,165,000 after purchasing an additional 9,367 shares during the period. Finally, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its holdings in Compass Minerals International by 21.2% in the 1st quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 114,340 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $7,758,000 after purchasing an additional 20,026 shares during the period.

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Shares of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP) opened at 65.30 on Tuesday. Compass Minerals International, Inc. has a one year low of $59.72 and a one year high of $84.40. The company has a market cap of $2.21 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.25 and a beta of 0.44. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $66.87 and its 200-day moving average is $66.70.

Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) last posted its earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The basic materials company reported ($0.19) earnings per share (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 firm had revenue of $228.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $261.13 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.18 EPS. Compass Minerals International’s revenue was up 34.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Compass Minerals International, Inc. will post $2.62 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 1st were given a $0.72 dividend. This represents a $2.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 30th. Compass Minerals International’s dividend payout ratio is currently 80.45%.

A number of analysts have issued reports on CMP shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Compass Minerals International from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $84.00 price objective on shares of Compass Minerals International in a report on Thursday, September 21st. Credit Suisse Group set a $63.00 price objective on shares of Compass Minerals International and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 9th. Monness Crespi & Hardt raised shares of Compass Minerals International from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Compass Minerals International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Compass Minerals International presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $73.60.

Compass Minerals International 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP)

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