Shares of CVR Partners, LP (NYSE:UAN) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $6.00.

Several research firms have issued reports on UAN. BidaskClub raised CVR Partners, from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised CVR Partners, from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Cowen and Company reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of CVR Partners, in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, ValuEngine raised CVR Partners, from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of CVR Partners, by 698.5% during the 2nd quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 3,270,562 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $11,414,000 after acquiring an additional 2,860,954 shares in the last quarter. FMR LLC purchased a new position in shares of CVR Partners, during the 1st quarter valued at $4,921,000. HITE Hedge Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of CVR Partners, during the 2nd quarter valued at $1,634,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its holdings in shares of CVR Partners, by 1.7% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 166,822 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $582,000 after acquiring an additional 2,821 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Leucadia National Corp purchased a new position in shares of CVR Partners, during the 2nd quarter valued at $349,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 22.34% of the company’s stock.

CVR Partners, (NYSE:UAN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The basic materials company reported ($0.28) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.10) by ($0.18). The company had revenue of $69.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $82.51 million. CVR Partners, had a negative net margin of 12.03% and a negative return on equity of 6.74%. CVR Partners,’s quarterly revenue was down 11.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted ($0.12) EPS.

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CVR Partners, Company Profile

CVR Partners, LP is a limited partnership formed by CVR Energy, Inc (CVR Energy) to own, operate and grow its nitrogen fertilizer business. The Company produces and distributes nitrogen fertilizer products, which are used by farmers to manage the yield and quality of their crops. As of December 31, 2016, the Company produced its nitrogen fertilizer products at two manufacturing facilities, located in Coffeyville, Kansas and East Dubuque, Illinois.

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