CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) Shares Sold by Robecosam AG

Robecosam AG lowered its stake in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 10.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 21,762 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 2,477 shares during the quarter. Robecosam AG’s holdings in CF Industries were worth $1,026,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in CF Industries by 27.4% in the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 4,022,001 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $174,768,000 after purchasing an additional 865,928 shares in the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its holdings in CF Industries by 33.1% in the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 1,763,130 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $72,077,000 after purchasing an additional 438,750 shares in the last quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its holdings in CF Industries by 7.1% in the 1st quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 1,066,656 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $43,605,000 after purchasing an additional 71,167 shares in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank lifted its holdings in CF Industries by 1.5% in the 1st quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 770,040 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $31,479,000 after purchasing an additional 11,600 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. lifted its holdings in CF Industries by 43.9% in the 1st quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 766,477 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $31,333,000 after purchasing an additional 233,696 shares in the last quarter. 93.13% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE:CF traded down $1.19 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $47.58. 57,263 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,463,504. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $48.09. The company has a current ratio of 1.43, a quick ratio of 1.15 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72. The company has a market capitalization of $10.77 billion, a PE ratio of 38.36, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.81 and a beta of 0.92. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $38.90 and a fifty-two week high of $56.51.

CF Industries (NYSE:CF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 31st. The basic materials company reported $1.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.81 by $0.47. The firm had revenue of $1.50 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.39 billion. CF Industries had a return on equity of 7.22% and a net margin of 9.67%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 15.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.63 EPS. On average, analysts expect that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post 2.23 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 14th. CF Industries’s payout ratio is 96.77%.

Several research firms have recently commented on CF. Rowe lifted their price target on CF Industries from $56.00 to $66.00 and gave the stock a “positive” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded CF Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 18th. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on CF Industries from $43.00 to $48.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 2nd. Citigroup lifted their price target on CF Industries from $48.00 to $59.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 6th. Finally, Cowen set a $59.00 price target on CF Industries and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 9th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $53.16.

In related news, VP Douglas C. Barnard sold 100,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.74, for a total transaction of $5,099,370.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 37,936 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,924,872.64. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Richard A. Hoker sold 3,665 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.15, for a total value of $150,814.75. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 63,383 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,608,210.45. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 125,765 shares of company stock valued at $6,333,641 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

CF Industries Profile

CF Industries Holdings, Inc manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. Its principal nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution, and ammonium nitrate. The company also offers diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid, and aqua ammonia products, as well as compound fertilizer products with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

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