California State Teachers Retirement System Cuts Holdings in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP)

California State Teachers Retirement System reduced its stake in shares of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) by 9.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 54,271 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 5,767 shares during the quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System owned about 0.16% of Compass Minerals International worth $3,522,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Financial Counselors Inc. grew its position in shares of Compass Minerals International by 2.0% during the 3rd quarter. Financial Counselors Inc. now owns 70,017 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $4,544,000 after buying an additional 1,373 shares during the period. National Planning Corp acquired a new position in shares of Compass Minerals International during the 3rd quarter worth about $208,000. Stifel Financial Corp grew its position in shares of Compass Minerals International by 89.1% during the 3rd quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 73,124 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $4,730,000 after buying an additional 34,458 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in shares of Compass Minerals International by 3.0% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 871,464 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $56,557,000 after buying an additional 25,177 shares during the period. Finally, BB&T Securities LLC grew its position in shares of Compass Minerals International by 8.8% during the 3rd quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 222,417 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $14,434,000 after buying an additional 17,899 shares during the period.

Shares of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE CMP) traded down $0.40 on Wednesday, hitting $72.90. The company had a trading volume of 471,886 shares, compared to its average volume of 319,708. 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 1-year low of $59.72 and a 1-year high of $84.40. The firm has a market cap of $2,470.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.15 and a beta of 0.51.

Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Compass Minerals International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $84.00 price objective on shares of Compass Minerals International in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Compass Minerals International from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. Two equities research 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’s stock. Compass Minerals International currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $73.60.

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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.

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

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