Vetr cut shares of CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CF) from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday morning. They currently have $26.27 price objective on the stock.

Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on CF. Morgan Stanley reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a $30.00 price target on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a report on Thursday, June 16th. Barclays PLC dropped their target price on shares of CF Industries Holdings from $36.00 to $31.00 and set an overweight rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, June 23rd. Citigroup Inc. dropped their target price on shares of CF Industries Holdings from $34.00 to $25.00 and set a neutral rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 7th. BMO Capital Markets raised shares of CF Industries Holdings from a market perform rating to an outperform rating and set a $28.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, July 8th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada dropped their target price on shares of CF Industries Holdings from $30.00 to $26.00 and set a sector perform rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 13th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $32.66.

Analyst Recommendations for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)

Shares of CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) traded up 0.33% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $24.29. 345,098 shares of the stock traded hands. CF Industries Holdings has a 12-month low of $20.77 and a 12-month high of $54.27. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $24.20 and its 200-day moving average price is $27.40. The stock has a market cap of $5.66 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.91 and a beta of 1.62.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.35. The company earned $1.13 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.13 billion. CF Industries Holdings had a net margin of 4.55% and a return on equity of 8.04%. The company’s revenue was down 13.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.49 earnings per share. Analysts predict that CF Industries Holdings will post $1.06 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, Director Robert C. Arzbaecher acquired 21,600 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 16th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $23.25 per share, for a total transaction of $502,200.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 88,443 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,056,299.75. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. 0.84% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. FMR LLC boosted its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 17.4% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 24,447,466 shares of the company’s stock valued at $589,184,000 after buying an additional 3,630,043 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 3.0% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 21,645,472 shares of the company’s stock valued at $521,656,000 after buying an additional 632,198 shares during the period. State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 5.6% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 10,842,394 shares of the company’s stock valued at $339,791,000 after buying an additional 571,479 shares during the period. Credit Capital Investments LLC boosted its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 2,349.2% in the second quarter. Credit Capital Investments LLC now owns 7,230,433 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,230,000 after buying an additional 6,935,215 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. boosted its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 1.1% in the second quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 6,054,066 shares of the company’s stock valued at $145,903,000 after buying an additional 67,936 shares during the period. 99.09% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About CF Industries Holdings

CF Industries Holdings, Inc is the manufacturer and distributor of 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 its industrial customers, and compound fertilizer products (NPKs).

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