Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC increased its position in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) by 1.2% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 722,822 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 8,864 shares during the period. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC owned approximately 2.14% of Compass Minerals International worth $46,911,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Creative Planning raised its stake in Compass Minerals International by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 6,151 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $402,000 after acquiring an additional 27 shares during the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC raised its stake in Compass Minerals International by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 11,535 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $753,000 after acquiring an additional 46 shares during the last quarter. Blair William & Co. IL raised its stake in Compass Minerals International by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Blair William & Co. IL now owns 10,759 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $703,000 after acquiring an additional 48 shares during the last quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Compass Minerals International by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 21,080 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,376,000 after acquiring an additional 73 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Capital Management Associates NY raised its stake in Compass Minerals International by 1.7% in the 2nd quarter. Capital Management Associates NY now owns 6,020 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $393,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares during the last quarter.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $84.00 target price on shares of Compass Minerals International in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Compass Minerals International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Monness Crespi & Hardt raised Compass Minerals International from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised Compass Minerals International from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $70.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Compass Minerals International from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $73.60.

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Shares of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP) traded up $0.90 on Tuesday, reaching $65.60. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 232,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 400,074. The firm has a market cap of $2,220.00, a P/E ratio of 26.52 and a beta of 0.49. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.70, a current ratio of 2.52 and a quick ratio of 1.18. Compass Minerals International, Inc. has a 12 month low of $59.72 and a 12 month high of $84.40.

Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 30th. The basic materials company reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.85 by ($0.20). The company had revenue of $290.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $323.76 million. Compass Minerals International had a return on equity of 11.52% and a net margin of 10.72%. Compass Minerals International’s revenue for the quarter was up 61.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.27 earnings per share. analysts predict that Compass Minerals International, Inc. will post 2.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a dividend of $0.72 per share. This represents a $2.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.39%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 30th. Compass Minerals International’s dividend payout ratio is currently 67.76%.

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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