Compass Minerals International, Inc. ( CMP ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 31, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.72 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 15, 2018. Shareholders who purchased CMP prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 6th quarter that CMP has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $65.55, the dividend yield is 4.39%.
The previous trading day's last sale of CMP was $65.55, representing a -14.48% decrease from the 52 week high of $76.65 and a 16.02% increase over the 52 week low of $56.50.
CMP is a part of the Basic Industries sector, which includes companies such as Vulcan Materials Company ( VMC ) and Teck Resources Ltd ( TECK ). CMP's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.99. Zacks Investment Research reports CMP's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 6.27%, compared to an industry average of 19.4%.