Analysts Offer Insights on Materials Companies: Compass Minerals International (CMP) and Avantor (AVTR)

Analysts have been eager to weigh in on the Materials sector with new ratings on Compass Minerals International (CMPResearch Report) and Avantor (AVTRResearch Report).

Compass Minerals International (CMP)

BMO Capital analyst Joel Jackson maintained a Hold rating on Compass Minerals International today and set a price target of $63.00. The company’s shares closed last Thursday at $65.54.

According to TipRanks.com, Jackson is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 22.0% and a 69.5% success rate. Jackson covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Sociedad Quimica Y Minera SA, Lithium Americas, and Intrepid Potash.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for Compass Minerals International with a $60.67 average price target.

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Avantor (AVTR)

In a report released today, Andrew Cooper from Raymond James maintained a Buy rating on Avantor, with a price target of $40.00. The company’s shares closed last Thursday at $31.46, close to its 52-week low of $29.58.

According to TipRanks.com, Cooper is ranked 0 out of 5 stars with an average return of -17.8% and a 22.5% success rate. Cooper covers the Healthcare sector, focusing on stocks such as Exact Sciences, NeoGenomics, and Progenity.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Avantor is a Strong Buy with an average price target of $42.00, which is a 31.5% upside from current levels. In a report issued on April 4, Evercore ISI also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $42.00 price target.

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