CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the eighteen analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $35.48.

Several analysts recently commented on CF shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded CF Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. UBS Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 price target (up previously from $33.00) on shares of CF Industries in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. BMO Capital Markets reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $38.00 price target (up previously from $35.00) on shares of CF Industries in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $28.00 price target on CF Industries and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Finally, started coverage on CF Industries in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $36.30 price target on the stock.

In related news, Director Stephen A. Furbacher sold 3,500 shares of CF Industries stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total transaction of $126,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 50,854 shares in the company, valued at $1,830,744. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP Bert A. Frost sold 7,500 shares of CF Industries stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.50, for a total value of $273,750.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 67,232 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,453,968. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of CF. American Century Companies Inc. bought a new stake in shares of CF Industries during the second quarter worth approximately $282,000. Neuberger Berman Group LLC boosted its holdings in shares of CF Industries by 17.9% during the second quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 23,648 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $661,000 after acquiring an additional 3,583 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of CF Industries by 1.6% during the second quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 319,209 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $8,925,000 after acquiring an additional 4,989 shares during the period. Norinchukin Bank The raised its position in shares of CF Industries by 6.8% in the second quarter. Norinchukin Bank The now owns 16,178 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $452,000 after buying an additional 1,030 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. raised its position in shares of CF Industries by 101.4% in the second quarter. Edmond DE Rothschild Holding S.A. now owns 7,250 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $203,000 after buying an additional 3,650 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of CF Industries (NYSE:CF) traded up $0.31 during trading on Friday, reaching $40.39. The company had a trading volume of 3,540,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,470,000. The firm has a market cap of $9,420.00, a P/E ratio of -22.07, a PEG ratio of 25.08 and a beta of 1.21. CF Industries has a twelve month low of $25.04 and a twelve month high of $43.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 1.71 and a quick ratio of 1.51.

CF Industries (NYSE:CF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The basic materials company reported ($0.39) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.35) by ($0.04). The business had revenue of $870.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $733.63 million. CF Industries had a negative return on equity of 2.29% and a negative net margin of 10.95%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 27.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.13 EPS. equities research analysts predict that CF Industries will post -0.34 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About CF Industries

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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