Compass Minerals International Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (CMP)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Compass Minerals International (NYSE: CMP) is tomorrow, August 30, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 45 cents per share. At a price of $75.39 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.5%.

The average volume for Compass Minerals International has been 297,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. Compass Minerals International has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and metals & mining industry. Shares are down 16.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

Compass Minerals International, Inc., through its subsidiaries, produces and markets inorganic mineral products primarily 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 16.1, equal to the average metals & mining industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Compass Minerals International as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Compass Minerals International Ratings Report.

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