Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp decreased its position in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 0.5% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 458,848 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 2,269 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp owned 0.20% of CF Industries worth $16,133,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Saratoga Research & Investment Management acquired a new position in CF Industries in the third quarter valued at about $108,000. Ffcm LLC lifted its stake in CF Industries by 218.4% in the second quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 4,041 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $118,000 after buying an additional 2,772 shares during the period. Pacad Investment Ltd. acquired a new position in CF Industries in the second quarter valued at about $126,000. BT Investment Management Ltd acquired a new position in CF Industries in the second quarter valued at about $126,000. Finally, Pacer Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in CF Industries by 8.3% in the second quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 4,648 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $130,000 after buying an additional 355 shares during the period.

Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) opened at $39.26 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a quick ratio of 1.51 and a current ratio of 1.71. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 1 year low of $25.04 and a 1 year high of $39.68.

CF Industries (NYSE:CF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The basic materials company reported ($0.39) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate 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 return on equity of 2.29% and a negative net margin of 10.95%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 27.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.13 earnings per share. analysts predict that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post -0.35 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th were issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.06%. CF Industries’s payout ratio is presently -65.57%.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on CF shares. Zacks Investment Research raised CF Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Royal Bank Of Canada raised their price target on CF Industries from $23.00 to $27.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price target on shares of CF Industries in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. initiated coverage on CF Industries in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. They set a “hold” rating and a $36.30 price target on the stock. Finally, Atlantic Securities lowered CF Industries from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. CF Industries presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $34.95.

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

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CF Industries 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 (NYSE:CF)

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