Compass Minerals International (CMP) Shareholder Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Has Trimmed Its Position by $10.49 Million as Market Valuation Rose; Palo Capital Upped Its Synchrony Finl (SYF) Position by $1.36 Million; Stock Value Declined

June 23, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Llc decreased its stake in Compass Minerals International (CMP) by 31.93% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Llc sold 174,897 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.87% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 372,790 shares of the basic industries company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $22.48 million, down from 547,687 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Llc who had been investing in Compass Minerals International for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.23B market cap company. The stock increased 0.99% or $0.65 during the last trading session, reaching $66. About 277,232 shares traded. Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) has risen 0.69% since June 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.88% the S&P500. Some Historical CMP News: 27/04/2018 – COMPASS MINERALS: LABOR STRIKE AT GODERICH, ONTARIO, SALT MINE; 09/05/2018 – Compass Minerals Declares Dividend; 20/04/2018 – DJ Compass Minerals International Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (CMP); 27/04/2018 – COMPASS MINERALS INTERNATIONAL – IMPLEMENTED CONTINGENCY OPERATING PROCEDURES & EXPECTS TO OPERATE MINE AT OR NEAR PLANNED OPERATING RATES FOR 2018; 15/05/2018 – Compass Minerals at Bank of Montreal Conference Tomorrow; 28/04/2018 – UNIFOR: COMPASS MINERALS MINE WORKERS ON STRIKE; 27/04/2018 – COMPASS MINERALS INTERNATIONAL INC – STRIKE INITIATED BY UNION REPRESENTING 341 HOURLY EMPLOYEES AT ITS SALT MINE IN GODERICH, ONTARIO; 01/05/2018 – Compass Minerals Closes Below 200-Day Moving Average; 10/04/2018 Compass Minerals Reports First-Quarter Snow-Event Data; 15/05/2018 – M&G Adds Compass Minerals, Exits Vipshop Holdings: 13F

William Leland Edwards increased its stake in Synchrony Finl (SYF) by 53.95% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Palo Capital Inc bought 41,139 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.76% with the market. The hedge fund run by William Leland Edwards held 117,391 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $3.94M, up from 76,252 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Palo Capital Inc who had been investing in Synchrony Finl for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $25.76 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.26% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $34.13. About 8.18 million shares traded or 64.25% up from the average. Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF) has risen 30.77% since June 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.20% the S&P500. Some Historical SYF News: 17/05/2018 – SYNCHRONY: APPROVAL OF A $2.2B SHARE BUYBACK PROGRAM; 20/03/2018 – Moody’s Assigns Definitive Ratings To Synchrony’s 2018-1 Card Abs; 14/03/2018 – Synchrony Hires BlackRock’s Trish Mosconi to Oversee Strategy; 18/05/2018 – Fitch: Synchrony’s $750M of Three-Year Notes Not Expected to Materially Change Funding Mix or Leverage; 15/05/2018 – Synchrony: At April 30, Net Charge-Offs as Percentage of Average Loan Receivables Was 6.3%; 12/03/2018 – Redefining Success in IVF: SYNCHRONY by Igenomix Brings in a New Era, a New Hope for Infertile Couples; 20/04/2018 – SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL 1Q ADJ EPS 83C, EST. 75C; 10/05/2018 – SYNCHRONY TO BUY LOOP COMMERCE TO TRANSFORM DIGITAL GIFTING; 20/03/2018 – S&PGR Asgns Synchrony Crdt Crd Mstr Nt Tr Nts Ser 2018-1 Rtgs; 20/04/2018 – SYNCHRONY FINANCIAL 1Q ADJ EPS 83C

Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Llc, which manages about $7.40B and $8.13B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Synopsys Inc (NASDAQ:SNPS) by 3,803 shares to 16,659 shares, valued at $1.39 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Maximus Inc (NYSE:MMS) by 210,213 shares in the quarter, for a total of 634,146 shares, and has risen its stake in Dave & Busters Entmt Inc (NASDAQ:PLAY).

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.23, from 1.16 in 2017Q4. It dropped, 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. Dean Inv Assoc Ltd Llc has 0.3% invested in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). The Florida-based Provise Mngmt Gp Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.5% in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). Morgan Stanley invested in 0% or 285,567 shares. Principal Fincl Gru accumulated 146,761 shares or 0.01% of the stock. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System has 0% invested in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) for 9,678 shares. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). Harvest Capital Strategies Ltd invested 0.52% of its portfolio in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). Exchange Capital Mngmt reported 36,420 shares or 0.69% of all its holdings. Cobblestone Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company New York reported 4,245 shares. Great West Life Assurance Company Can has invested 0% in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). The Ontario – Canada-based National Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can has invested 0% in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). Goelzer Inv Mgmt Inc reported 132,584 shares. Employees Retirement Of Ohio invested in 0% or 15,861 shares. 190,366 were reported by Palisade Mgmt Lc Nj. Comerica Comml Bank, a Michigan-based fund reported 110,894 shares.

Since March 10, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 4 sales for $137,806 activity. On Saturday, March 10 Standen James D. sold $21,871 worth of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) or 346 shares. Yoder Amy also sold $41,424 worth of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) shares. 750 shares were bought by Berger Steven N., worth $44,513 on Wednesday, March 28.

Analysts await Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) to report earnings on August, 6. They expect $-0.14 earnings per share, up 26.32% or $0.05 from last year’s $-0.19 per share. After $0.37 actual earnings per share reported by Compass Minerals International, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -137.84% negative EPS growth.

Another recent and important Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) news was published by Businesswire.com which published an article titled: “Compass Minerals to Present at 2018 Stifel Cross Sector Conference” on May 31, 2018.

Among 9 analysts covering Compass Minerals (NYSE:CMP), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Compass Minerals had 25 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Monday, September 25. On Monday, October 19 the stock rating was downgraded by Monness Crespi & Hardt to “Sell”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, September 25 by J.P. Morgan. On Wednesday, February 14 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. The stock of Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, October 26 by Monness Crespi & Hardt. On Monday, August 7 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, September 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, July 13 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Hold” on Wednesday, August 9. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of CMP in report on Thursday, August 17 with “Buy” rating.

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