Nationwide Fund Advisors trimmed its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 3.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 300,655 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 11,516 shares during the quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors owned about 0.13% of CF Industries worth $10,571,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Fox Run Management L.L.C. bought a new position in CF Industries in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $415,000. APG Asset Management N.V. grew its holdings in CF Industries by 12.3% in the 3rd quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 317,185 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $11,152,000 after buying an additional 34,700 shares in the last quarter. Osborne Partners Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in CF Industries by 1.2% in the 3rd quarter. Osborne Partners Capital Management LLC now owns 195,242 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $6,865,000 after buying an additional 2,342 shares in the last quarter. SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC grew its holdings in CF Industries by 5.9% in the 3rd quarter. SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC now owns 122,135 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $4,294,000 after buying an additional 6,810 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Assenagon Asset Management S.A. grew its holdings in CF Industries by 122.2% in the 3rd quarter. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. now owns 66,979 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $2,355,000 after buying an additional 36,829 shares in the last quarter.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on CF Industries from $38.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $28.00 price objective on CF Industries and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered CF Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Cowen increased their price objective on CF Industries from $27.00 to $33.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Atlantic Securities lowered CF Industries from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $34.95.

Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) traded down $0.28 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $37.08. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 146,263 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,453,861. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 1.71 and a quick ratio of 1.51. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 52-week low of $25.04 and a 52-week high of $39.32.

CF Industries (NYSE:CF) last issued its quarterly 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 the consensus estimate of $733.63 million. CF Industries had a negative net margin of 10.95% and a negative return on equity of 2.29%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 27.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.13 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post -0.35 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th were paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.24%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 14th. CF Industries’s payout ratio is currently -65.57%.

In other news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 7,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.50, for a total transaction of $273,750.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 67,232 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,453,968. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Stephen A. Furbacher sold 3,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total value of $126,000.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 50,854 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,830,744. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

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About CF Industries

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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