Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY reduced its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 1.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 116,047 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 1,803 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in CF Industries Holdings were worth $3,406,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of CF. CENTRAL TRUST Co boosted its position in CF Industries Holdings by 0.7% in the first quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 3,667 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 24 shares during the last quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. boosted its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 22.4% in the first quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 3,691 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 676 shares during the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 3.3% in the first quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 4,293 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $126,000 after buying an additional 137 shares during the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. boosted its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 34.5% in the first quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 5,512 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $162,000 after buying an additional 1,415 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. bought a new position in shares of CF Industries Holdings during the first quarter valued at approximately $164,000.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) traded down 1.38% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $31.49. 5,247,849 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $28.88 and a 200-day moving average of $29.76. The firm’s market cap is $7.35 billion. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 52-week low of $21.23 and a 52-week high of $37.17.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.18. The business had revenue of $1.12 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.06 billion. CF Industries Holdings had a negative net margin of 9.98% and a negative return on equity of 0.40%. The company’s revenue was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.33 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post ($0.55) EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.81%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 11th. CF Industries Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -75.47%.

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Several brokerages have recently commented on CF. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a research report on Friday. Credit Suisse Group set a $30.00 price target on shares of CF Industries Holdings and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. ValuEngine raised shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 target price (down previously from $31.00) on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a report on Monday, July 10th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. cut their target price on shares of CF Industries Holdings from $36.00 to $31.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $32.58.

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).

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)

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