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) -- The ex-dividend date for

Compass Minerals International



) is tomorrow, February 25, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 45 cents per share. At a price of $92.48 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.9%.

The average volume for Compass Minerals International has been 356,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. Compass Minerals International has a market cap of $3 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and


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industry. Shares are up 2% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Compass Minerals International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the production and marketing of inorganic mineral products in North America and the United Kingdom. The company operates in two segments, Salt and Specialty Fertilizer. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.5, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 22.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Compass Minerals International as buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full

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