Compass Minerals (CMP) Holder Bernzott Capital Advisors Raised Position by $5.56 Million as Stock Value Rose

July 13, 2018 - By Patrick Harkless

Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.23, from 1.16 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 37 investors sold CMP shares while 91 reduced holdings. 29 funds opened positions while 90 raised stakes. 33.54 million shares or 3.06% less from 34.60 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Exchange Mngmt holds 0.69% or 36,420 shares. Ameritas Inv Prns holds 12,939 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Savings Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation holds 0.01% or 636,936 shares in its portfolio. Brookstone Cap Mgmt accumulated 4,982 shares. Kentucky-based Farmers National Bank has invested 0.01% in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). Tru Of Vermont owns 185 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Arcadia Mi holds 719 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. 19,681 were reported by Oppenheimer Incorporated. Metropolitan Life Com Ny owns 0% invested in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) for 19,532 shares. Riverhead Cap Management Limited Co owns 2,953 shares. California Employees Retirement System accumulated 65,535 shares. Raymond James & reported 0% stake. Yorktown Management And Research Inc invested in 0.34% or 19,300 shares. Oxbow Ltd Liability Co invested in 16,640 shares. Washington Mngmt owns 7,500 shares for 0.45% of their portfolio.

Since March 10, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 4 selling transactions for $137,806 activity. Shares for $21,871 were sold by Standen James D. on Saturday, March 10. The insider Malecha Francis Joseph sold 1,572 shares worth $99,366. Yoder Amy sold $41,424 worth of stock or 600 shares.

Bernzott Capital Advisors increased its stake in Compass Minerals (CMP) by 23.88% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bernzott Capital Advisors bought 92,725 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.87% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 480,968 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $29.00 million, up from 388,243 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bernzott Capital Advisors who had been investing in Compass Minerals for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $2.23 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.08% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $65.85. About 68,851 shares traded. Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) has risen 0.69% since July 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.88% the S&P500.

Bernzott Capital Advisors, which manages about $528.67 million and $770.02 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Bottomline Tech (NASDAQ:EPAY) by 81,525 shares to 996,640 shares, valued at $38.62M in 2018Q1, according to the filing.

Another recent and important Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) news was published by which published an article titled: “Compass Minerals to Host Conference Call to Discuss Second-Quarter 2018 Financial Results” on July 13, 2018.

Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) Ratings Coverage

Among 3 analysts covering Compass Minerals International Inc (NYSE:CMP), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Compass Minerals International Inc had 3 analyst reports since February 14, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Credit Suisse downgraded Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) rating on Thursday, February 15. Credit Suisse has “Sell” rating and $60.0 target. BMO Capital Markets maintained Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) rating on Wednesday, February 14. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $70.0 target.

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