Short Interest: Compass Minerals International Incorporated (NYSE:CMP) on Focus After Report of Less Shorts

November 29, 2016 - By Louis Casey   ·   0 Comments

Short Interest: Compass Minerals International Incorporated (NYSE:CMP) on Focus After Report of Less Shorts

The stock of Compass Minerals International Incorporated (NYSE:CMP) registered a decrease of 1.4% in short interest. CMP’s total short interest was 6.46 million shares in November as published by FINRA. Its down 1.4% from 6.55 million shares, reported previously. With 315,600 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 21 days to cover their CMP’s short positions. The short interest to Compass Minerals International Incorporated’s float is 19.17%. About 125,036 shares traded hands. Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) has risen 5.13% since April 26, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.13% the S&P500.

Compass Minerals International, Inc

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.31 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.23, from 1.54 in 2016Q1. The ratio fall, as 18 funds sold all Compass Minerals International, Inc. shares owned while 76 reduced positions. 35 funds bought stakes while 110 increased positions. They now own 34.53 million shares or 0.19% less from 34.59 million shares in 2016Q1.
Paloma Ptnrs Mngmt Com has 17,278 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. The North Carolina-based Hamilton Point Inv Advisors Ltd has invested 0.87% in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). Whittier Trust accumulated 1,800 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Metropolitan Life Insurance New York holds 31,729 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Rowland & Investment Counsel Adv holds 0% of its portfolio in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) for 5,110 shares. Westwood Hldg Grp Incorporated, a Texas-based fund reported 2,200 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership has invested 0% of its portfolio in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). Geode Capital Mngmt Lc last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. American Incorporated, a New York-based fund reported 79,004 shares. Financial Bank Of America De holds 0% or 158,167 shares in its portfolio. Amer Century Incorporated accumulated 0.01% or 171,504 shares. Fourpoints Inv Managers Sas holds 2.17% or 41,800 shares in its portfolio. Voya Management Ltd accumulated 0.01% or 80,832 shares. Tudor Investment Corporation Et Al last reported 6,276 shares in the company. Blackrock has 0.01% invested in the company for 45,084 shares.

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

Out of 5 analysts covering Compass Minerals (NYSE:CMP), 1 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 20% are positive. Compass Minerals has been the topic of 11 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Tuesday, April 12 by JP Morgan. KeyBanc Capital Markets downgraded the shares of CMP in a report on Wednesday, June 15 to “Sector Weight” rating. Monness Crespi & Hardt upgraded the shares of CMP in a report on Wednesday, October 26 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) earned “Hold” rating by BB&T Capital on Wednesday, March 30. Monness Crespi & Hardt maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Wednesday, October 5 report. Monness Crespi & Hardt downgraded Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) rating on Monday, October 19. Monness Crespi & Hardt has “Sell” rating and $75 price target. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, August 14 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by JP Morgan on Monday, November 2. As per Wednesday, July 13, the company rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus. Monness Crespi & Hardt maintained Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) on Monday, December 21 with “Sell” rating.

CMP Company Profile

Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMI), incorporated on December 17, 1993, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in producing and marketing essential minerals, including salt, sulfate of potash (SOP) specialty fertilizer, magnesium chloride and micronutrients. The Firm operates through two divisions, which include salt and plant nutrition. The Firm operates over 10 production and packaging facilities, including the rock salt mines in Goderich, Ontario, Canada, and in the United Kingdom in Winsford, Cheshire. The Firm provides highway deicing salt to its clients in North America and the United Kingdom, and plant nutrition products to growers and fertilizer distributors across the world. CMI sells various micronutrient products under its Wolf Trax brand.

More notable recent Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) news were published by: Forbes.com which released: “Compass Minerals International Enters Oversold Territory” on July 25, 2016, also Fool.com with their article: “Compass Minerals International, Inc. Reports Mixed Demand, Declining Profits” published on July 28, 2016, Prnewswire.com published: “SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Purcell Julie & Lefkowitz LLP Is Investigating Compass …” on July 27, 2016. More interesting news about Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) were released by: Moodys.com and their article: “Moody’s downgrades Compass Minerals’ CFR to Ba2, rates new term loan” published on September 29, 2016 as well as Forbes.com‘s news article titled: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: Martin Marietta Materials, Compass Minerals …” with publication date: May 25, 2016.

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