Schaper Benz Wise Investment Counsel Incwi buys $629,391 stake in Compass Minerals International (CMP)

Compass Minerals International (CMP) : Schaper Benz Wise Investment Counsel Incwi scooped up 650 additional shares in Compass Minerals International during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 21, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 8,610 shares of Compass Minerals International which is valued at $629,391.Compass Minerals International makes up approximately 0.12% of Schaper Benz Wise Investment Counsel Incwi’s portfolio.

Compass Minerals International opened for trading at $74.67 and hit $75.41 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $75.24, with a gain of 0.51% or 0.38 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 2,96,917 shares. Company has a market cap of $2,539 M.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Capital One National Association boosted its stake in CMP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 18,651 additional shares and now holds a total of 49,633 shares of Compass Minerals International which is valued at $3,628,172. Compass Minerals International makes up approx 0.32% of Capital One National Association’s portfolio.New York State Teachers Retirement System boosted its stake in CMP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,600 additional shares and now holds a total of 33,900 shares of Compass Minerals International which is valued at $2,478,090. Compass Minerals International makes up approx 0.01% of New York State Teachers Retirement System’s portfolio.Capital City Trust Cofl boosted its stake in CMP in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 380 additional shares and now holds a total of 5,272 shares of Compass Minerals International which is valued at $386,016. Compass Minerals International makes up approx 0.16% of Capital City Trust Cofl’s portfolio.Capstone Asset Management Co reduced its stake in CMP by selling 280 shares or 8.39% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,056 shares of CMP which is valued at $223,760. Compass Minerals International makes up approx 0.01% of Capstone Asset Management Co’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, Compass Minerals International reported $1.46 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.16 according to the earnings call on Apr 25, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $1.30. The company had revenue of $345.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $347.04 million. The company’s revenue was down -12.0 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.79 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Compass Minerals International. Compass Minerals International was Downgraded by BB&T Capital Mkts to ” Hold” on Mar 30, 2016.

Compass Minerals International Inc. (CMP) is a holding company. The Company is a producer and marketer of essential minerals including salt sulfate of potash specialty fertilizer (SOP) and magnesium chloride. The Company operates through two segments: salt and plant nutrition. The salt segment produces and markets salt and magnesium chloride for use in road deicing and dust control food processing water softeners and agricultural and industrial applications. SOP crop nutrients industrial-grade SOP magnesium chloride for agricultural purposes and other plant nutrients are produced and marketed through the plant nutrition segment. As of December 31 2014 the Company operated 12 production and packaging facilities including the largest rock salt mine in the world in Goderich Ontario Canada and the largest rock salt mine in the United Kingdom in Winsford Cheshire.

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