EPS for Crane Co. (CR) Expected At $1.17; Compass Minerals International (CMP) Shorts Lowered By 0.51%

January 18, 2018 - By Marguerite Chambers

Analysts expect Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) to report $1.17 EPS on January, 29.They anticipate $0.15 EPS change or 14.71% from last quarter’s $1.02 EPS. CR’s profit would be $69.44M giving it 19.92 P/E if the $1.17 EPS is correct. After having $1.13 EPS previously, Crane Co.’s analysts see 3.54% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.01% or $0.93 during the last trading session, reaching $93.23. About 175,412 shares traded. Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) has risen 42.66% since January 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.96% the S&P500.

Compass Minerals International Incorporated (NYSE:CMP) had a decrease of 0.51% in short interest. CMP’s SI was 6.96 million shares in January as released by FINRA. Its down 0.51% from 6.99 million shares previously. With 304,000 avg volume, 23 days are for Compass Minerals International Incorporated (NYSE:CMP)’s short sellers to cover CMP’s short positions. The SI to Compass Minerals International Incorporated’s float is 20.65%. It closed at $73.55 lastly. It is up 13.31% since January 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.01% the S&P500.

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 $2.49 billion. It operates in three divisions: Salt, Plant Nutrition North America, and Plant Nutrition South America. It has a 17.31 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.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.41 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.35, from 1.76 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 22 investors sold Compass Minerals International, Inc. shares while 71 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 101 raised stakes. 36.34 million shares or 0.88% less from 36.66 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Ltd Llc invested 0.56% in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). Guggenheim Capital Limited reported 0.01% stake. South Dakota Investment Council holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) for 30,800 shares. Bessemer Gru stated it has 118 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Ameriprise Financial holds 0.01% or 170,266 shares. 278,224 were accumulated by Geode Capital Mngmt. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Corp reported 0.02% in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). Moreover, Vanguard Gru has 0.01% invested in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). Principal Fincl Group has 0.01% invested in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) for 143,407 shares. Oppenheimer Asset Mngmt reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). 2,453 were reported by Riverhead Ltd. Bank & Trust Of Montreal Can reported 54,540 shares stake. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP) for 2,910 shares. Capital Associate invested 0.54% of its portfolio in Compass Minerals International, Inc. (NYSE:CMP). Wills Grp has 6,353 shares.

Among 8 analysts covering Compass Minerals (NYSE:CMP), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Compass Minerals had 22 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Monness Crespi & Hardt to “Neutral” on Wednesday, October 26. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 13 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, September 8 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by Credit Suisse given on Wednesday, August 9. On Wednesday, March 30 the stock rating was downgraded by BB&T Capital to “Hold”. As per Wednesday, July 13, the company rating was initiated by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Monday, October 19 by Monness Crespi & Hardt. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, August 14 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Monday, September 25 by JP Morgan. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, September 18.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $3.10 million activity. 9,200 Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) shares with value of $701,041 were sold by SALOVAARA KRISTIAN ROBERT. $518,210 worth of Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) was sold by Switter Edward S on Thursday, August 31. BIGELOW E THAYER sold 1,067 shares worth $88,339. Another trade for 11,130 shares valued at $960,339 was made by DUPONT AUGUSTUS I on Thursday, October 26. PANTALEONI A D sold 4,650 shares worth $386,474.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.08 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.46, from 1.54 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 35 investors sold Crane Co. shares while 89 reduced holdings. 39 funds opened positions while 95 raised stakes. 35.90 million shares or 1.25% less from 36.35 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cantab Cap Ptnrs Llp holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) for 3,063 shares. The Germany-based Deutsche Commercial Bank Ag has invested 0.01% in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR). Cookson Peirce invested in 11,920 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Parametric Portfolio Assoc Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 176,693 shares. Prelude Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0% in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR). Cubic Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company holds 0.45% in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) or 20,085 shares. Qs Ltd invested in 0.01% or 9,679 shares. Prudential Fin holds 0.08% or 586,592 shares in its portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advisors L P accumulated 0.02% or 537,914 shares. Hap Trading Limited Liability holds 0.15% of its portfolio in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) for 39,000 shares. First Quadrant L P Ca stated it has 0.15% of its portfolio in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR). The Iowa-based Principal Fincl has invested 0.11% in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR). Moreover, Brown Advisory has 0% invested in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) for 9,674 shares. Century holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) for 129,083 shares. Acadian Asset Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 8,405 shares.

Among 15 analysts covering Crane (NYSE:CR), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Crane had 45 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was downgraded by UBS to “Neutral” on Wednesday, April 27. As per Wednesday, January 27, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Buy” on Monday, July 24. On Monday, July 24 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. The rating was upgraded by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, February 1 to “Outperform”. The rating was initiated by Aegis Capital with “Buy” on Friday, December 2. Bank of America maintained the shares of CR in report on Wednesday, October 25 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, December 5. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, October 11 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, October 25 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Crane Co. manufactures and sells engineered industrial products in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and internationally. The company has market cap of $5.53 billion. The companyÂ’s Fluid Handling segment provides process valves and related products, such as on/off valves and related products for critical and demanding applications in the chemical, gas and oil, power, non-residential construction, and general industrial end markets; and pumps and related products for water and wastewater applications in the industrial, municipal, commercial, and military markets. It has a 41.2 P/E ratio. This segment offers its products under the Crane, Saunders, Jenkins, Pacific, Xomox, Krombach, DEPA, ELRO, REVO, Flowseal, Centerline, Resistoflex, Duochek, Barksdale, WTA, Deming, Weinman, Burks, and Barnes trade names.

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