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Company: Compass Minerals
Ticker:CMP
Yahoo Beta:0.51
Industry:Industrial metals and minerals

Company Description:  Compass produces and markets salt, sulfate of potash specialty fertilizer (SOP), plant micronutrients, and magnesium chloride primarily in North America and the United Kingdom.

Purchase Date:22 Apr 2015 Sale Date:04 Oct 2017
Purchase Price:$88.82 Sale Price:$66.95
  --Split Adjusted:$88.82  --Split Adjusted:$66.95
Shares Purchased:28 Shares Sold:28
  --Split Adjusted:28  --Split Adjusted:28
Transaction Fee:$9.99 Transaction Fee:$7.00
Price Range (6 Months Prior):    Price Range (6 Months After):    
High$95.60 High$0.00
Date09 Apr 2015 Date01 Jan 1996
Low$80.99 Low$0.00
Date10 Dec 2014 Date01 Jan 1996
S&P (Purchase Date):$2,107.96 S&P (Sale Date):$2,537.74

Purchase
Timing:  We bought in the middle of the six month range.
Reason:  We wanted to increase the fund's exposure to the mining and industrial sectors. Compass has strong, consistent cash flows and a management team that has been successful at improving margins.

Sale
Timing:  x
Reason:  Compass Minerals recently experienced a slide in its mine which will delay production for several weeks. Demand for road salt has been depressed in recent years with warmer winters. Management recently cut annual guidance from $2.80 per share to $2.50 per share. Our analyst recommended investing our money in a more promising stock

S&P Gain: 20.39 % Annualized Gain: 8.15%
Stock Gain: -24.62 % Annualized Gain: -11.25%

Dividends:$193.76
Net Holding Return ($): $-435.59
Net Holding Return (%): -17.44 %