CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CF) has received a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eighteen research firms that are currently covering the company. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have issued a hold recommendation and six have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price objective among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $28.76.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on CF shares. Vetr downgraded shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $24.08 price target for the company. in a report on Monday, September 12th. Atlantic Securities downgraded shares of CF Industries Holdings from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their target price for the company from $35.00 to $24.00 in a report on Friday, August 5th. Citigroup Inc. dropped their target price on shares of CF Industries Holdings from $25.00 to $24.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 10th. Morgan Stanley set a $24.00 target price on shares of CF Industries Holdings and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. Finally, Barclays PLC dropped their target price on shares of CF Industries Holdings from $31.00 to $25.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, August 18th.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 2.3% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 1,853,455 shares of the company’s stock valued at $57,966,000 after buying an additional 41,511 shares in the last quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP raised its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 92.4% in the first quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 1,501,426 shares of the company’s stock valued at $47,054,000 after buying an additional 721,177 shares in the last quarter. HBK Investments L P bought a new stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings during the first quarter valued at approximately $963,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings during the first quarter valued at approximately $17,057,000. Finally, AMP Capital Investors Ltd raised its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 10.8% in the first quarter. AMP Capital Investors Ltd now owns 163,215 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,219,000 after buying an additional 15,920 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.12% of the company’s stock.

Shares of CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) opened at 28.96 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $6.75 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 96.53 and a beta of 1.32. CF Industries Holdings has a 12-month low of $20.77 and a 12-month high of $46.80. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $24.77 and its 200-day moving average price is $25.77.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.11. The business earned $680 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $805.58 million. CF Industries Holdings had a net margin of 1.77% and a return on equity of 5.94%. The business’s revenue was down 26.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.39 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that CF Industries Holdings will post $0.76 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 30th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 10th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.14%. CF Industries Holdings’s dividend payout ratio is currently 413.79%.

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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