New York State Common Retirement Fund reduced its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 5.9% in the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 479,200 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 30,301 shares during the quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned approximately 0.21% of CF Industries Holdings worth $13,398,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Ffcm LLC boosted its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 218.4% during the second quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 4,041 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $118,000 after purchasing an additional 2,772 shares during the period. Pacer Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in shares of 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 valued at $126,000 after purchasing an additional 137 shares during the period. Financial Architects Inc boosted its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 22.5% during the second quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 4,350 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $122,000 after purchasing an additional 800 shares during the period. Pacad Investment Ltd. purchased a new stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings during the second quarter valued at $126,000. Finally, BT Investment Management Ltd purchased a new stake in CF Industries Holdings in the second quarter worth about $126,000.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) opened at 35.03 on Friday. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a one year low of $22.00 and a one year high of $37.17. The company’s market capitalization is $8.17 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $32.26 and a 200-day moving average of $29.42.

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, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.18. The business had revenue of $1.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.06 billion. CF Industries Holdings had a negative return on equity of 0.40% and a negative net margin of 9.98%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.33 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post ($0.69) earnings per share for the current year.

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CF has been the subject of a number of research reports. Credit Suisse Group AG set a $30.00 price objective on shares of CF Industries Holdings and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. BidaskClub raised shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 10th. Royal Bank Of Canada lowered their price objective on shares of CF Industries Holdings from $25.00 to $23.00 and set an “underperform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, July 14th. ValuEngine raised shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. Finally, UBS AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $40.00 price objective (up from $33.00) on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a research note on Wednesday. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.33.

In related news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 owns 59,732 shares in the company, valued at $1,883,349.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 1.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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