Media stories about Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Compass Minerals International earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.6271942116541 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- KeyCorp Comments on Compass Minerals International, Inc.’s Q3 2018 Earnings (CMP) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Compass Minerals International (CMP) Downgraded by TheStreet (americanbankingnews.com)
- 1 High-Yield Dividend Stock You’ve Never Heard Of (nwitimes.com)
- 1 High-Yield Dividend Stock You've Never Heard Of (finance.yahoo.com)
- Global Potash Prices Set to Rebound in 2018, Bolstering Producer Stocks – EnerCom Inc. (press release) (blog) (oilandgas360.com)
CMP has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Compass Minerals International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. TheStreet raised shares of Compass Minerals International from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $84.00 price target on shares of Compass Minerals International in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Credit Suisse Group lowered shares of Compass Minerals International from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $59.72 to $60.00 in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets cut their price target on shares of Compass Minerals International from $75.00 to $70.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, February 15th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $71.00.
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, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.37 by $0.29. Compass Minerals International had a net margin of 3.13% and a return on equity of 13.02%. The business had revenue of $457.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $468.52 million. equities research analysts forecast that Compass Minerals International will post 2.85 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 1st will be issued a dividend of $0.72 per share. This represents a $2.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.59%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 28th. Compass Minerals International’s payout ratio is 230.40%.
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About Compass Minerals International
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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