Compass Minerals International Inc (NYSE:CMP) Institutional Investors Quarterly Sentiment

SeaCrest Wealth Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Compass Minerals during the fourth quarter worth $103,000. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. raised its stake in Compass Minerals by 65.2% in the 1st quarter. OppenheimerFunds Inc. now owns 1,912,663 shares of the basic materials company's stock worth $138,190,000 after buying an additional 425,753 shares during the last quarter. About 178,966 shares traded. Compass Minerals International, Inc. It has underperformed by 21.69% the S&P500. ARCC's SI was 3.16M shares in May as released by FINRA. Its down 99.68% from 31,600 shares previously. The stock increased 0.24% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $16.57. About 388,000 shares traded. It is down 10.14% since May 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500. The company has a current ratio of 2.38, a quick ratio of 1.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.82. Flippin Bruce & Porter Incorporated holds 51,255 shares or 0.79% of its portfolio. Franklin Covey Co (NYSE:FC) was reduced too.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Compass Minerals will report full year earnings of $3.14 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.85 to $4.00. Therefore 56% are positive. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,349.63, a PE ratio of 25.25 and a beta of 0.61. JP Morgan has "Neutral" rating and $81 target. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus decreased their target price on Compass Minerals from $85.00 to $79.00 and set a "buy" rating for the company in a report on Friday, February 16th. (NYSE:CMP) rating on Wednesday, February 14. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $71.50. BMO Capital Markets maintained Compass Minerals International, Inc. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Wednesday, August 9 by Credit Suisse. The company has market cap of $515,596. Verity Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Compass Minerals during the fourth quarter worth $205,000.

Compass Minerals (NYSE:CMP) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 1st.'s news article titled: "Factors of Influence in 2018, Key Indicators and Opportunity within Compass Minerals International, Consolidated ..." with publication date: April 26, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.16 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.25, from 1.41 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 24 investors sold CMP shares while 93 reduced holdings. Voya Invest Mngmt Llc holds 0.06% or 421,843 shares. Goelzer Inv Mgmt invested in 139,610 shares or 1.13% of the stock.

Compass Minerals opened at $69.00 on Friday, Marketbeat reports. The Texas-based Goodman Financial Corp has invested 2.41% in the stock.

Compass Minerals International, Inc, produces and sells salt, and specialty plant nutrition and chemical products primarily in the United States, Canada, Brazil, and the United Kingdom. (NYSE:CMP). Fmr Limited Liability Company reported 1.05M shares. (NYSE:CMP). Massmutual Trust Fsb Adv has 0% invested in Compass Minerals International, Inc. Compass Minerals posted earnings of $0.63 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 63.5%. (NYSE:CMP). Creative Planning has 6,751 shares for 0% of their portfolio. 249 are owned by Howe And Rusling. Parametric Portfolio Associates Ltd reported 109,846 shares. (NYSE:CMP). State Common Retirement Fund owns 80,225 shares or 0.01% of their U.S. portfolio. Leucadia has 7,930 shares.

Since March 10, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 3 insider sales for $96,382 activity. Also, SVP Steven N. Berger bought 750 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 28th. Insiders have sold 2,229 shares of company stock worth $140,895 in the last three months. 156.46 million shares or 3.16% less from 161.57 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Miller Howard Investments Incorporated stated it has 389,373 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Cornerstone Cap owns 119,514 shares. Centenera Mining Corporation (OTCMKTS:CTMIF) has 0.00% since May 13, 2017 and is. It also upped Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHV) stake by 32,758 shares and now owns 95,213 shares. Landscape Mngmt Limited Liability Com holds 27,315 shares.

Among 18 analysts covering Ares Capital (NASDAQ:ARCC), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 9 by JMP Securities. Finally, TheStreet downgraded shares of Compass Minerals from a "b" rating to a "c+" rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. On Monday, October 2 the stock rating was upgraded by Monness Crespi & Hardt to "Buy". Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company's stock. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 13 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Tuesday, August 15 by Jefferies. JP Morgan has "Overweight" rating and $17 target.

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