Compass Minerals International (CMP) Issues FY18 Earnings Guidance

Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday morning. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.75 to $3.25 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.54.

Compass Minerals International (NYSE:CMP) traded down $0.30 on Tuesday, reaching $69.25. 254,648 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 340,455. The company has a current ratio of 2.52, a quick ratio of 1.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.70. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,340.00, a P/E ratio of 16.26 and a beta of 0.54. Compass Minerals International has a fifty-two week low of $59.72 and a fifty-two week high of $80.40.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on CMP shares. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a buy rating and set a $84.00 price objective on shares of Compass Minerals International in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. TheStreet raised shares of Compass Minerals International from a c+ rating to a b rating in a report on Thursday, November 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Compass Minerals International from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Tuesday, January 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $73.60.

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About Compass Minerals International

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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