Today Compass Minerals International Incorporated (NYSE:CMP) Reported Decrease in Shorted Shares





August 21, 2017 – By Maria Brooks







Investors sentiment increased to 1.62 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.31, from 1.31 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 15 investors sold Compass Minerals International, Inc. shares while 71 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 100 raised stakes. 36.45 million shares or 1.33% more from 35.98 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Glob X Mgmt Co Ltd Liability Co holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) for 10,750 shares. Ibm Retirement Fund invested in 2,675 shares. Arizona State Retirement Sys, Arizona-based fund reported 14,264 shares. Ent Fincl Svcs Corp reported 38 shares. Envestnet Asset Mngmt reported 18,839 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) for 24,643 shares. Calvert Investment Mngmt reported 0.01% in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). Switzerland-based Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has invested 0% in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). River Road Asset Management Limited Liability stated it has 1.15% of its portfolio in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). Cetera Advisor Network Ltd Liability Com accumulated 6,762 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement Sys owns 60,900 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Ny State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0.01% or 29,800 shares. Hsbc Hldg Public Ltd Com holds 4,146 shares. Tortoise Investment Ltd Company has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). Murphy Pohlad Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability accumulated 42,285 shares or 2.4% of the stock.

The stock of Compass Minerals International Incorporated (NYSE:CMP) registered a decrease of 1.68% in short interest. CMP’s total short interest was 6.45M shares in August as published by FINRA. Its down 1.68% from 6.56 million shares, reported previously. With 317,800 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 20 days to cover their CMP’s short positions. The short interest to Compass Minerals International Incorporated’s float is 19.15%.

The stock increased 1.33% or $0.85 during the last trading session, reaching $64.95. About 293,794 shares traded. Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) has declined 13.31% since August 21, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.01% the S&P500.

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Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering Compass Minerals (NYSE:CMP), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Compass Minerals had 17 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, October 26 by Monness Crespi & Hardt. On Thursday, July 6 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. JP Morgan maintained the shares of CMP in report on Tuesday, April 12 with “Neutral” rating. Monness Crespi & Hardt maintained it with “Sell” rating and $63 target in Wednesday, October 5 report. As per Wednesday, March 30, the company rating was downgraded by BB&T Capital. BMO Capital Markets maintained Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) rating on Monday, August 7. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $7500 target. The stock has “Sector Weight” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Wednesday, June 15. The company was initiated on Wednesday, July 13 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm has “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, June 5. Monness Crespi & Hardt downgraded Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) on Monday, October 19 to “Sell” rating.

More notable recent Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Compass Minerals: Due North For Your Portfolio” on January 13, 2017, also Fool.com with their article: “Compass deals with the winter blues” published on May 03, 2017, Reuters.com published: “BRIEF-Compass Minerals announces departure of chief financial officer” on April 25, 2017. More interesting news about Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Compass Minerals: SOTP Valuation Compelling, And Get Paid Handsomely To Wait” published on June 20, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Compass Minerals International’s (CMP) CEO Fran Malecha on Q2 2017 Results …” with publication date: August 09, 2017.

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