Why Compass Minerals International (CMP) Stock Is Retreating Today

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Compass Minerals International (CMP) shares are tanking, down -9.1% to $85.98, on Monday after reporting second quarter earnings of 13 cents per diluted share, 14 cents short of analysts' consensus guidance.

While revenue for the quarter rose 7.4% over the previous year to $186.6 million, it fell short of analysts expectations of $196.94 million.

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TheStreet Ratings team rates COMPASS MINERALS INTL INC as a Buy with a ratings score of B+. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate COMPASS MINERALS INTL INC (CMP) a BUY. This is driven by several positive factors, which we believe should have a greater impact than any weaknesses, and should give investors a better performance opportunity than most stocks we cover. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins."

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