Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC decreased its position in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 15.6% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 1,002,019 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 184,779 shares during the period. Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC’s holdings in CF Industries were worth $42,626,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Saratoga Research & Investment Management purchased a new position in shares of CF Industries during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $108,000. BT Investment Management Ltd purchased a new position in shares of CF Industries during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $126,000. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC purchased a new position in shares of CF Industries during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $183,000. Greenwood Capital Associates LLC purchased a new position in shares of CF Industries during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $201,000. Finally, Eads & Heald Investment Counsel purchased a new position in shares of CF Industries during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $206,000.

In other news, Director Stephen A. Furbacher sold 3,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were 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 in the company, valued at approximately $1,830,744. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Bert A. Frost sold 7,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were 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 owns 67,232 shares in the company, valued at $2,453,968. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on CF. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of CF Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Credit Suisse Group set a $40.00 price objective on shares of CF Industries and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on shares of CF Industries from $38.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Royal Bank of Canada increased their price objective on shares of CF Industries from $27.00 to $32.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Stephens began coverage on shares of CF Industries in a research report on Monday, December 4th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $38.00 price objective for the company. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $35.74.

Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) opened at $40.39 on Friday. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $25.04 and a fifty-two week high of $43.98. 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 (NYSE:CF) last released its earnings results 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 business had revenue of $870.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $733.63 million. CF Industries had a negative return on equity of 2.29% and a negative net margin of 10.95%. CF Industries’s quarterly revenue was up 27.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.13 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post -0.34 earnings per share for the current year.

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

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