Compass Minerals International, Inc. ( CMP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 27, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.72 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 15, 2017. Shareholders who purchased CMP prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.6% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of CMP was $75.65, representing a -10.37% decrease from the 52 week high of $84.40 and a 12.91% increase over the 52 week low of $67.
CMP is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Vulcan Materials Company ( VMC ) and Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. ( MLM ). CMP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.78. Zacks Investment Research reports CMP's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 4.59%, compared to an industry average of 5.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to CMP through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have CMP as a top-10 holding:
- SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF ( XME ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is XME with an increase of 23.04% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of CMP at 4.19%.
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