MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. (MOFG) EPS Estimated At $0.64; Compass Minerals International Has 1.41 Sentiment

February 21, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

Compass Minerals International, Inc., produces and sells salt, and specialty plant nutrition and chemical products in the United States, Canada, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and internationally. The company has market cap of $2.09 billion. It operates in three divisions: Salt, Plant Nutrition North America, and Plant Nutrition South America. It has a 49.48 P/E ratio. The Salt segment offers sodium chloride and magnesium chloride, including rock salt, mechanically and solar evaporated salt, and brine and flake magnesium chloride products; and purchases potassium chloride and calcium chloride to sell as finished products or to blend with salt to produce specialty products.

Analysts expect MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOFG) to report $0.64 EPS on March, 1.MOFG’s profit would be $7.82M giving it 12.14 P/E if the $0.64 EPS is correct. After having $0.52 EPS previously, MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc.’s analysts see 23.08% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.03% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $31.07. About 45,909 shares traded or 27.66% up from the average. MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOFG) has risen 22.57% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.87% the S&P500.

Cove Street Capital Llc holds 2.57% of its portfolio in Compass Minerals International, Inc. for 355,044 shares. Bernzott Capital Advisors owns 246,643 shares or 2.28% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Goodman Financial Corp has 2.28% invested in the company for 71,900 shares. The Nebraska-based Lawson Kroeker Investment Management Inc Ne has invested 2.14% in the stock. Shapiro Capital Management Llc, a Georgia-based fund reported 1.27 million shares.

Analysts await Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.73 EPS, up 15.87% or $0.10 from last year’s $0.63 per share. CMP’s profit will be $24.69 million for 21.18 P/E if the $0.73 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.66 actual EPS reported by Compass Minerals International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -56.02% negative EPS growth.

The stock decreased 1.51% or $0.95 during the last trading session, reaching $61.85. About 505,388 shares traded or 47.05% up from the average. Compass Minerals International, Inc. (CMP) has declined 13.31% since February 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.01% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.59 in Q3 2017. Its up 1.16, from 1.43 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 6 investors sold MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. shares while 11 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 29 raised stakes. 5.56 million shares or 0.36% less from 5.58 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Brandywine Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation holds 3,877 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Banc Funds Co Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.12% or 79,100 shares. State Street Corporation, Massachusetts-based fund reported 175,590 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mgmt Com has invested 0% in MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOFG). Sei Invests holds 0% or 11,513 shares in its portfolio. Sg Americas Secs Lc reported 5,361 shares. Northern Tru has invested 0% in MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOFG). Pinnacle Ltd Liability holds 0.13% in MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOFG) or 10,229 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage invested in 0% or 1,067 shares. Illinois-based Citadel Advsrs Llc has invested 0% in MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOFG). Kennedy Cap Mngmt Inc stated it has 0.19% in MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOFG). Maltese Mngmt holds 0.69% of its portfolio in MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOFG) for 237,300 shares. Renaissance Technology Limited Com holds 225,290 shares. Barclays Plc invested 0% in MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOFG). Bridgeway Mgmt Incorporated owns 48,160 shares.

Among 4 analysts covering MidWestOne Financial Group (NASDAQ:MOFG), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. MidWestOne Financial Group had 9 analyst reports since April 6, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Piper Jaffray maintained MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOFG) rating on Thursday, October 26. Piper Jaffray has “Hold” rating and $37.0 target. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, July 27 report. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Tuesday, August 8. On Wednesday, February 7 the stock rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Friday, December 22. Sandler O’Neill maintained MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOFG) rating on Thursday, January 18. Sandler O’Neill has “Buy” rating and $39.0 target. The stock of MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOFG) earned “Hold” rating by Piper Jaffray on Tuesday, December 19. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, June 22 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for MidWestOne Bank that provides commercial and retail banking services and products to individuals, businesses, institutional customers, and government agencies in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Florida. The company has market cap of $379.66 million. It offers deposit products, such as checking and other demand deposit accounts, NOW accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, individual retirement accounts, and other time deposits. It has a 20.05 P/E ratio. The firm also provides commercial and industrial loans, agricultural loans, commercial and residential real estate loans, and consumer loans.

Since August 22, 2017, it had 9 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $185,056 activity. Another trade for 300 shares valued at $10,030 was made by True Douglas K on Thursday, February 1. DONOHUE RICHARD R bought 400 shares worth $13,283. Cantrell James M bought $16,625 worth of MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOFG) on Thursday, February 1. On Wednesday, January 31 McCormick Tracy S bought $8,275 worth of MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOFG) or 250 shares. On Tuesday, October 31 the insider WEISE KURT R sold $35,206. The insider Kramer Kevin E bought 1,000 shares worth $33,338. On Thursday, February 1 Stanoch Ruth E bought $6,624 worth of MidWestOne Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MOFG) or 200 shares.

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