29,910 Shares in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP) Purchased by Keeley Teton Advisors LLC

Keeley Teton Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm bought 29,910 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,161,000.

Other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Compass Minerals International during the fourth quarter worth $103,000. First PREMIER Bank acquired a new position in shares of Compass Minerals International during the fourth quarter worth $115,000. Verity Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Compass Minerals International during the fourth quarter worth $205,000. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Compass Minerals International during the second quarter worth $206,000. Finally, National Planning Corp acquired a new position in shares of Compass Minerals International during the third quarter worth $208,000.

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Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP) opened at $63.30 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $2,141.57, a price-to-earnings ratio of 50.64 and a beta of 0.69. The company has a quick ratio of 1.67, a current ratio of 2.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.92. Compass Minerals International, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $56.50 and a fifty-two week high of $76.65.

Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 13th. The basic materials company reported $1.66 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.37 by $0.29. The business had revenue of $457.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $468.52 million. Compass Minerals International had a net margin of 3.13% and a return on equity of 13.02%. equities analysts expect that Compass Minerals International, Inc. will post 2.91 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st will be issued a $0.72 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $2.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.55%. Compass Minerals International’s payout ratio is 230.40%.

CMP has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. TheStreet upgraded shares of Compass Minerals International from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Compass Minerals International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Stifel Nicolaus dropped their target price on shares of Compass Minerals International from $85.00 to $79.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, February 16th. Credit Suisse Group restated an “underperform” rating on shares of Compass Minerals International in a report on Thursday, February 15th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets dropped their target price on shares of Compass Minerals International from $75.00 to $70.00 and set a “market perform” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 15th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $71.00.

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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.

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

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