Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 27, 2013

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Compass Minerals International, Inc. ( CMP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.545 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 15, 2013. Shareholders who purchased CMP stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 10.1% increase over the prior quarter.

The previous trading day's last sale of CMP was $74.8, representing a -7.8% decrease from the 52 week high of $81.13 and a 9.65% increase over the 52 week low of $68.22.

CMP is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Teck Resources Ltd ( TCK ) and Sociedad Quimica y Minera S.A. ( SQM ). CMP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.65. Zacks Investment Research reports CMP's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 32.84%, compared to an industry average of 2%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the CMP Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to CMP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CMP as a top-10 holding:

  • Market Vectors Wide Moat ETF ( MOAT )
  • SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF ( XME ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is MOAT with an increase of 11% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CMP at 5.21%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.




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Referenced Stocks: CMP , MOAT , SQM , TCK , XME

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