CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Tuesday
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) is set to post its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Tuesday, October 31st. Analysts expect CF Industries Holdings to post earnings of ($0.35) per share for the quarter.
CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.18. The company had revenue of $1.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.06 billion. CF Industries Holdings had a negative net margin of 9.98% and a negative return on equity of 0.40%. CF Industries Holdings’s revenue was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.33 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect CF Industries Holdings to post $-0.66 EPS for the current fiscal year and $-0.1 EPS for the next fiscal year.
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE CF) opened at 36.31 on Tuesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $34.59 and its 200 day moving average is $29.97. The stock’s market cap is $8.47 billion. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $22.18 and a 52 week high of $37.39.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be issued a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. CF Industries Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -75.47%.
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on CF. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $28.00 target price on CF Industries Holdings and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. ValuEngine upgraded CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research cut CF Industries Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Barclays PLC decreased their target price on CF Industries Holdings from $31.00 to $29.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 target price (down previously from $31.00) on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a report on Monday, July 10th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. CF Industries Holdings has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $33.18.
In related news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.53, for a total transaction of $201,792.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 59,732 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,883,349.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.
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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