Atria Investments LLC Acquires 2,838 Shares of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP)

Atria Investments LLC lifted its stake in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) by 48.1% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 8,736 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 2,838 shares during the period. Atria Investments LLC’s holdings in Compass Minerals International were worth $631,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Janus Henderson Group PLC bought a new stake in Compass Minerals International during the second quarter worth $73,452,000. BlackRock Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Compass Minerals International by 22.8% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,532,489 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $230,671,000 after acquiring an additional 656,762 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its stake in shares of Compass Minerals International by 23.3% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 1,615,191 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $105,474,000 after acquiring an additional 305,111 shares during the last quarter. River Road Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Compass Minerals International by 19.6% in the 3rd quarter. River Road Asset Management LLC now owns 871,528 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $56,562,000 after acquiring an additional 142,884 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Epoch Investment Partners Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Compass Minerals International by 33.5% in the 2nd quarter. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. now owns 497,557 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $32,490,000 after acquiring an additional 124,866 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE CMP) traded down $1.50 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $67.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 810,385 shares, compared to its average volume of 340,501. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.70, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a current ratio of 2.52. Compass Minerals International, Inc. has a 52-week low of $59.72 and a 52-week high of $80.40. The firm has a market cap of $2,290.00, a P/E ratio of 15.94 and a beta of 0.54.

Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 13th. The basic materials company reported $1.66 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.37 by $0.29. The company had revenue of $457.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $468.52 million. Compass Minerals International had a return on equity of 11.52% and a net margin of 10.72%. analysts forecast that Compass Minerals International, Inc. will post 2.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 1st will be paid a $0.72 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 28th. This represents a $2.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.25%. Compass Minerals International’s dividend payout ratio is presently 67.76%.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on CMP shares. Zacks Investment Research cut Compass Minerals International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, January 29th. TheStreet upgraded Compass Minerals International from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $84.00 price objective on shares of Compass Minerals International in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $73.60.

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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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