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Highest Return on Equity in the Diversified Metals & Mining Industry Detected in Shares of Compass Minerals International (CMP, SCCO, MTRN, GSM, FCX)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Diversified Metals & Mining industry with the highest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Compass Minerals International ranks highest with a ROE of 29.2%. Southern Copper is next with a ROE of 18.0%. Materion ranks third highest with a ROE of 7.8%.

Globe Specialty Metals follows with a ROE of 6.1%, and Freeport-McMoRan rounds out the top five with a ROE of -67.7%.

SmarTrend recommended that subscribers consider buying shares of Compass Minerals International on April 13th, 2016 as our technology indicated a new Uptrend was in progress when shares hit $71.32. Since that recommendation, shares of Compass Minerals International have risen 10.4%. We continue to monitor Compass Minerals International for any potential shift so investors can protect gains and will alert SmarTrend subscribers immediately.

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