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Tale of the Tape

Compass Minerals International Inc. (CMP - Snapshot Report) saw a big move last session, as the company’s shares fell over 5% on the day. The move came on pretty good volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. This stock, trading at a volatile range of $77.09–$86.33 in the past one-month time frame, showed a sharp decline yesterday at $81.49.

This company engaged in producing  and marketing of  inorganic mineral products has seen a flat track record when it comes to current year estimate with no revision on either side over the past few weeks. The consensus for earnings hasn’t been in a trend either. This recent price action is discouraging, so make sure to keep a close watch of this firm in the near future, and especially on earnings estimates following the recent slump.

CMP currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) while its Earnings ESP is 0.00%.

Some better-ranked stocks in the same sector include Methanex Corporation (MEOH - Analyst Report), Northern Technologies International Corp. and Akzo Nobel NV (AKZOY).  Methanex Corporation and Northern Technologies carry a Zacks Rank #1(Strong Buy) while Akzo Nobel holds a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
        
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