Airain ltd purchased a new position in shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund purchased 90,263 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,524,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of CF. ARGI Investment Services LLC increased its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 0.3% in the first quarter. ARGI Investment Services LLC now owns 31,321 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $919,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. increased 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 worth $126,000 after buying an additional 137 shares in the last quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. increased its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 2.0% in the second quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. now owns 7,803 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $218,000 after buying an additional 153 shares in the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 1.4% in the second quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 14,500 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $405,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Advantus Capital Management Inc increased its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 1.0% in the first quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 23,368 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $686,000 after buying an additional 222 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE CF) opened at 28.83 on Wednesday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $29.86 and a 200 day moving average price of $29.22. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 52-week low of $22.00 and a 52-week high of $37.17. The firm’s market capitalization is $6.72 billion.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.18. The business had revenue of $1.12 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates 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 firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.33 EPS. Analysts expect that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post ($0.70) EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 11th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.16%. CF Industries Holdings’s dividend payout ratio is -75.47%.

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CF has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group set a $31.00 target price on CF Industries Holdings and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, May 28th. UBS AG raised CF Industries Holdings from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, May 5th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $25.00 target price on CF Industries Holdings and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, June 10th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. CF Industries Holdings has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $32.58.

In other CF Industries Holdings news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.53, for a total value of $201,792.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 59,732 shares in the company, valued at $1,883,349.96. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

About CF Industries Holdings

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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