Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) Forecasted to Earn Q1 2018 Earnings of $0.83 Per Share

Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) – Research analysts at KeyCorp issued their Q1 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Compass Minerals International in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, Zacks Investment Research reports. KeyCorp analyst M. Sison forecasts that the basic materials company will post earnings of $0.83 per share for the quarter. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Compass Minerals International’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.07 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.84 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $1.46 EPS.

CMP has been the subject of several other research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Compass Minerals International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th. TheStreet raised shares of Compass Minerals International from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 30th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $84.00 price objective on shares of Compass Minerals International in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $73.60.

Compass Minerals International (CMP) traded up $0.85 on Friday, hitting $69.55. 462,736 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 343,414. Compass Minerals International has a 52-week low of $59.72 and a 52-week high of $81.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.70, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a current ratio of 2.52. The firm has a market cap of $2,323.95, a P/E ratio of 16.36 and a beta of 0.55.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC purchased a new stake in Compass Minerals International during the 4th quarter valued at about $103,000. First PREMIER Bank purchased a new stake in shares of Compass Minerals International in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $115,000. IFP Advisors Inc grew its stake in shares of Compass Minerals International by 93.6% in the 3rd quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,431 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $158,000 after buying an additional 1,175 shares during the period. Verity Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Compass Minerals International in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $205,000. Finally, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Compass Minerals International in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $218,000.

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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.

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