Parkside Investments LLC boosted its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 3.9% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 60,255 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,265 shares during the quarter. Parkside Investments LLC’s holdings in CF Industries were worth $2,563,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Saratoga Research & Investment Management bought a new stake in CF Industries during the third quarter valued at about $108,000. Delphi Private Advisors LLC bought a new stake in CF Industries during the fourth quarter valued at about $144,000. Stuart Chaussee & Associates Inc. bought a new stake in CF Industries during the fourth quarter valued at about $144,000. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC bought a new stake in CF Industries during the third quarter valued at about $183,000. Finally, Greenwood Capital Associates LLC bought a new stake in CF Industries during the third quarter valued at about $201,000.

Several research firms have issued reports on CF. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price target on CF Industries from $38.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Cowen boosted their price target on CF Industries from $27.00 to $33.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research lowered CF Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 11th. 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. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price target on CF Industries from $23.00 to $27.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $35.74.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE CF) opened at $37.46 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $9,209.10, a PE ratio of -20.47, a PEG ratio of 19.19 and a beta of 1.03. 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 one year low of $25.04 and a one year high of $43.98.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be paid a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.20%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th. CF Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -65.57%.

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

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CF Industries 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 (NYSE:CF)

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