Headlines about Compass Diversified (NYSE:CODI) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Compass Diversified earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.8244693456699 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Compass Diversified (NYSE:CODI) opened at $16.90 on Friday. Compass Diversified has a fifty-two week low of $15.90 and a fifty-two week high of $18.35. The company has a current ratio of 2.41, a quick ratio of 1.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. The company has a market cap of $1,012.31, a PE ratio of -14.44 and a beta of 0.55.

Compass Diversified (NYSE:CODI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The financial services provider reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.47 by ($0.22). Compass Diversified had a positive return on equity of 2.77% and a negative net margin of 1.31%. equities analysts forecast that Compass Diversified will post 1.56 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 25th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 18th will be issued a dividend of $0.36 per share. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 17th. Compass Diversified’s dividend payout ratio is currently -123.08%.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Compass Diversified from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. BidaskClub raised shares of Compass Diversified from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Compass Diversified from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Wednesday. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $19.50.

In related news, insider James Bottiglieri acquired 4,733 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, January 3rd. The shares were purchased at an average price of $17.24 per share, with a total value of $81,596.92. Following the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 55,195 shares in the company, valued at $951,561.80. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. 2.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Compass Diversified

Compass Diversified Holdings (the Trust) and Compass Group Diversified Holdings, LLC, (the Company), acquires and manages small and middle-market businesses. The Company operates through segments include Acquisition Corp. (5.11 Tactical), The Ergo Baby Carrier, Inc (Ergobaby), Liberty Safe and Security Products, Inc (Liberty), Fresh Hemp Foods Ltd.

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