Janus Henderson Group PLC lifted its position in shares of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) by 32.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 1,486,825 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 361,985 shares during the quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC owned about 4.39% of Compass Minerals International worth $96,495,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in Compass Minerals International by 6.4% in the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 685,435 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $44,758,000 after purchasing an additional 41,119 shares during the period. Private Advisor Group LLC grew its holdings in Compass Minerals International by 55.2% in the second quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 24,893 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,653,000 after purchasing an additional 8,852 shares during the period. Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS grew its holdings in Compass Minerals International by 3.8% in the third quarter. Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS now owns 274,360 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $17,806,000 after purchasing an additional 10,050 shares during the period. Royal Bank of Canada grew its holdings in Compass Minerals International by 50.0% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 82,006 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $5,355,000 after purchasing an additional 27,348 shares during the period. Finally, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in Compass Minerals International by 50.0% in the second quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 40,449 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $2,641,000 after purchasing an additional 13,490 shares during the period.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on CMP shares. TheStreet upgraded shares of Compass Minerals International from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Compass Minerals International from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $84.00 price target on shares of Compass Minerals International in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Monness Crespi & Hardt upgraded shares of Compass Minerals International from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $76.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Compass Minerals International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $73.60.

Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP) opened at $68.65 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $2,323.95, a PE ratio of 28.16 and a beta of 0.51. Compass Minerals International, Inc. has a twelve month low of $59.72 and a twelve month high of $84.40. The company has a current ratio of 2.52, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.70.

Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 30th. The basic materials company reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.85 by ($0.20). The business had revenue of $290.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $323.76 million. Compass Minerals International had a net margin of 10.72% and a return on equity of 11.52%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 61.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.27 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Compass Minerals International, Inc. will post 2.62 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 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 4.20%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. Compass Minerals International’s dividend payout ratio is currently 67.76%.

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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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