CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Receives $33.03 Consensus Target Price from Brokerages

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the seventeen research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, eight have given a hold recommendation, five have issued a buy recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $33.03.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on CF shares. UBS AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 target price (up previously from $33.00) on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Barclays PLC dropped their target price on shares of 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. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Credit Suisse Group set a $30.00 target price on shares of CF Industries Holdings and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a report on Friday, August 4th.

In other CF Industries Holdings news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.53, for a total transaction of $201,792.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 59,732 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,883,349.96. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Fulton Bank N.A. bought a new position in shares of CF Industries Holdings in the 3rd quarter valued at about $287,000. W. E. Donoghue & Co. LLC bought a new position in shares of CF Industries Holdings in the 2nd quarter valued at about $16,857,000. Sentry Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC now owns 16,879 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $472,000 after acquiring an additional 160 shares during the last quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank lifted its holdings in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 25.5% in the 2nd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 78,974 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $2,208,000 after acquiring an additional 16,068 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Glendon Capital Management LP lifted its holdings in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 14.3% in the 2nd quarter. Glendon Capital Management LP now owns 2,619,751 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $73,248,000 after acquiring an additional 327,600 shares during the last quarter.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE CF) opened at 36.80 on Wednesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $33.42 and a 200-day moving average price of $29.64. The company’s market capitalization is $8.58 billion. CF Industries Holdings has a 12-month low of $22.18 and a 12-month high of $37.17.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $1.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.06 billion. CF Industries Holdings had a negative return on equity of 0.40% and a negative net margin of 9.98%. CF Industries Holdings’s revenue was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.33 EPS. Equities analysts predict that CF Industries Holdings will post ($0.66) EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. CF Industries Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -75.47%.

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Several research analysts recently weighed in on CF shares. UBS AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 target price (up previously from $33.00) on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Barclays PLC dropped their target price on shares of 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. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Credit Suisse Group set a $30.00 target price on shares of CF Industries Holdings and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a report on Friday, August 4th.

In other CF Industries Holdings news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.53, for a total transaction of $201,792.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 59,732 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,883,349.96. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Fulton Bank N.A. bought a new position in shares of CF Industries Holdings in the 3rd quarter valued at about $287,000. W. E. Donoghue & Co. LLC bought a new position in shares of CF Industries Holdings in the 2nd quarter valued at about $16,857,000. Sentry Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC now owns 16,879 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $472,000 after acquiring an additional 160 shares during the last quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank lifted its holdings in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 25.5% in the 2nd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 78,974 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $2,208,000 after acquiring an additional 16,068 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Glendon Capital Management LP lifted its holdings in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 14.3% in the 2nd quarter. Glendon Capital Management LP now owns 2,619,751 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $73,248,000 after acquiring an additional 327,600 shares during the last quarter.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE CF) opened at 36.80 on Wednesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $33.42 and a 200-day moving average price of $29.64. The company’s market capitalization is $8.58 billion. CF Industries Holdings has a 12-month low of $22.18 and a 12-month high of $37.17.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $1.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.06 billion. CF Industries Holdings had a negative return on equity of 0.40% and a negative net margin of 9.98%. CF Industries Holdings’s revenue was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.33 EPS. Equities analysts predict that CF Industries Holdings will post ($0.66) EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.26%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. CF Industries Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -75.47%.

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CF Industries Holdings Company Profile

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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