Advisors Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 18.2% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 958,401 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 147,663 shares during the quarter. CF Industries Holdings comprises approximately 0.6% of Advisors Asset Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 21st biggest holding. Advisors Asset Management Inc. owned approximately 0.41% of CF Industries Holdings worth $33,697,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in CF Industries Holdings by 2.2% during the 2nd 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 period. Capital World Investors increased its stake in CF Industries Holdings by 21.4% during the 2nd 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 period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 3.0% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,888,875 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $108,724,000 after purchasing an additional 114,534 shares during the last quarter. Tyrus Capital S.A.M. increased its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 7.8% in the 2nd quarter. Tyrus Capital S.A.M. now owns 2,815,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $78,707,000 after purchasing an additional 204,885 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Glendon Capital Management LP increased its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 14.3% in the 2nd quarter. Glendon Capital Management LP now owns 2,619,751 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $73,248,000 after purchasing an additional 327,600 shares during the last quarter.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) traded down $0.20 during trading on Thursday, reaching $35.32. 4,213,000 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,539,898. The company has a quick ratio of 1.51, a current ratio of 1.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 52-week low of $25.04 and a 52-week high of $39.32.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The basic materials company reported ($0.39) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.35) by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $870.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $733.63 million. CF Industries Holdings had a negative net margin of 10.95% and a negative return on equity of 2.29%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 27.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.13 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post -0.35 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.40%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. CF Industries Holdings’s payout ratio is -65.57%.

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Several research firms have recently weighed in on CF. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday. Atlantic Securities downgraded shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Cowen and Company boosted their target price on shares of CF Industries Holdings from $27.00 to $33.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. BMO Capital Markets boosted their target price on shares of CF Industries Holdings from $38.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada boosted their target price on shares of CF Industries Holdings from $27.00 to $32.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $34.74.

CF Industries Holdings 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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