CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF)‘s stock had its “buy” rating restated by research analysts at UBS AG in a research report issued to clients and investors on Wednesday, www.flashratings.com reports. They currently have a $40.00 target price on the basic materials company’s stock, up from their prior target price of $33.00. UBS AG’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 13.03% from the stock’s previous close.

A number of other research firms have also recently issued reports on CF. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $25.00 price objective on shares of CF Industries Holdings and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 10th. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a report on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Barclays PLC cut their target price on CF Industries Holdings from $31.00 to $29.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, ValuEngine raised CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $32.77.

Shares of CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) traded down 0.438% during trading on Wednesday, hitting $35.235. The stock had a trading volume of 1,022,128 shares. CF Industries Holdings has a 52 week low of $22.00 and a 52 week high of $37.17. The company’s market capitalization is $8.22 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $31.98 and a 200 day moving average price of $29.33.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.18. CF Industries Holdings had a negative return on equity of 0.40% and a negative net margin of 9.98%. The firm had revenue of $1.12 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.06 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.33 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that CF Industries Holdings will post ($0.69) earnings per share for the current year.

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In other news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.53, for a total transaction of $201,792.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 59,732 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,883,349.96. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CF. Ffcm LLC increased its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 218.4% in the 2nd quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 4,041 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $118,000 after acquiring an additional 2,772 shares in the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. lifted its position in CF Industries Holdings by 3.3% during the 1st quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 4,293 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $126,000 after acquiring an additional 137 shares during the period. Financial Architects Inc lifted its position in CF Industries Holdings by 22.5% during the 2nd quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 4,350 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $122,000 after acquiring an additional 800 shares during the period. Pacad Investment Ltd. bought a new stake in CF Industries Holdings during the second quarter worth about $126,000. Finally, BT Investment Management Ltd bought a new stake in CF Industries Holdings during the second quarter worth about $126,000.

About CF Industries Holdings

CF Industries Holdings, Inc manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizer, and other nitrogen products. The Company’s nitrogen fertilizer products are ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution (UAN) and ammonium nitrate (AN). Its other nitrogen products include diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), urea liquor, nitric acid and aqua ammonia, which are sold primarily to the Company’s industrial customers, and compound fertilizer products (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium or NPKs).

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