CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CF) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Thursday. The firm currently has a $28.44 target price on the stock. Vetr‘s price target suggests a potential downside of 1.80% from the stock’s previous close.

Several other research analysts have also weighed in on the company. Credit Suisse Group AG set a $26.00 target price on CF Industries Holdings and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, September 18th. Barclays PLC reduced their target price on CF Industries Holdings from $31.00 to $25.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 18th. Citigroup Inc. dropped their price target on CF Industries Holdings from $25.00 to $24.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $28.00 price target on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a research note on Friday, August 5th. Finally, Morgan Stanley set a $24.00 price target on CF Industries Holdings and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. CF Industries Holdings presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.76.

Analyst Recommendations for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)

Shares of CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) opened at 28.96 on Thursday. CF Industries Holdings has a 1-year low of $20.77 and a 1-year high of $50.86. The company has a market cap of $6.75 billion, a P/E ratio of 96.53 and a beta of 1.32. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $24.26 and its 200 day moving average price is $25.94.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $680 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $805.58 million. CF Industries Holdings had a return on equity of 5.94% and a net margin of 1.77%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 26.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.39 earnings per share. Equities research analysts forecast that CF Industries Holdings will post $0.76 earnings per share for the current year.

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

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Pacer Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 7.7% in the second quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 4,204 shares of the company’s stock worth $101,000 after buying an additional 301 shares in the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 778.9% in the second quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 6,293 shares of the company’s stock worth $151,000 after buying an additional 5,577 shares in the last quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 431.5% in the third quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 6,808 shares of the company’s stock worth $166,000 after buying an additional 5,527 shares in the last quarter. Tradewinds Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 150.0% in the third quarter. Tradewinds Capital Management LLC now owns 7,250 shares of the company’s stock valued at $177,000 after buying an additional 4,350 shares during the period. Finally, Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd boosted its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 1,200.0% in the second quarter. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd now owns 7,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $188,000 after buying an additional 7,200 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 97.12% of the company’s stock.

CF Industries Holdings Company Profile

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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