Russell Investments Group Ltd. cut its holdings in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 52.0% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 37,159 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 40,227 shares during the quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in CF Industries Holdings were worth $1,039,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. ARGI Investment Services LLC raised its holdings in CF Industries Holdings by 0.3% during the first quarter. ARGI Investment Services LLC now owns 31,321 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $919,000 after purchasing an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in CF Industries Holdings by 3.3% during the first quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 4,293 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $126,000 after purchasing an additional 137 shares during the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System raised its holdings in CF Industries Holdings by 1.4% during the second quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 14,500 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $405,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc raised its holdings in CF Industries Holdings by 1.0% during the first quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 23,368 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $686,000 after purchasing an additional 222 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mason Street Advisors LLC raised its holdings in CF Industries Holdings by 1.0% during the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 32,215 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $946,000 after purchasing an additional 326 shares during the last quarter.

In related news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.53, for a total transaction of $201,792.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 59,732 shares in the company, valued at $1,883,349.96. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.00% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

CF has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised CF Industries Holdings from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 16th. Barclays PLC reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating and set a $31.00 price objective (down from $32.00) on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a report on Sunday, May 28th. Credit Suisse Group set a $31.00 price objective on CF Industries Holdings and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, May 28th. BMO Capital Markets set a $35.00 price objective on CF Industries Holdings and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. Finally, BidaskClub raised CF Industries Holdings from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, June 10th. 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. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $32.23.

Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE CF) traded up 0.28% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $32.28. The stock had a trading volume of 932,556 shares. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 12-month low of $22.00 and a 12-month high of $37.17. The firm’s market cap is $7.53 billion. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $30.06 and its 200-day moving average price is $28.83.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last announced its quarterly earnings data 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. CF Industries Holdings had a negative return on equity of 0.40% and a negative net margin of 9.98%. The business had revenue of $1.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.06 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.33 earnings per share. CF Industries Holdings’s quarterly revenue was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts forecast that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post ($0.70) EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 31st. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 15th were issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 11th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.73%. CF Industries Holdings’s dividend payout ratio is -75.47%.

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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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