Osterweis Capital Management Inc. grew its stake in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 8.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 840,068 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 65,890 shares during the period. CF Industries Holdings accounts for 1.8% of Osterweis Capital Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 28th biggest position. Osterweis Capital Management Inc. owned 0.36% of CF Industries Holdings worth $23,489,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 2.2% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 24,160,218 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $675,520,000 after buying an additional 523,655 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 3,912.4% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 20,034,069 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $587,999,000 after buying an additional 19,534,765 shares during the last quarter. Capital World Investors raised its holdings in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 21.4% in the second quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 15,203,728 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $425,096,000 after buying an additional 2,675,809 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 3.0% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,888,875 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $108,724,000 after buying an additional 114,534 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Tyrus Capital S.A.M. raised its holdings in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 7.8% in the second quarter. Tyrus Capital S.A.M. now owns 2,815,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $78,707,000 after buying an additional 204,885 shares during the last quarter.

In other news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.53, for a total transaction of $201,792.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 59,732 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,883,349.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of research firms have issued reports on CF. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $25.00 price target on shares of 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. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. ValuEngine raised shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Barclays PLC decreased their price target on shares of CF Industries Holdings from $31.00 to $29.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.58.

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Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) traded down 2.37% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $34.20. 3,331,542 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $32.40 and its 200 day moving average price is $29.44. 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 $7.98 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 for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.18. CF Industries Holdings had a negative net margin of 9.98% and a negative return on equity of 0.40%. The business had revenue of $1.12 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.06 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.33 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post ($0.69) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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).

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

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