Anchor Bolt Capital LP cut its holdings in shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 6.1% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 516,037 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 33,432 shares during the quarter. CF Industries comprises about 1.6% of Anchor Bolt Capital LP’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 21st biggest holding. Anchor Bolt Capital LP’s holdings in CF Industries were worth $22,453,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its holdings in shares of CF Industries by 4,197.7% in the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 1,101,238 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $25,000 after purchasing an additional 1,075,614 shares during the period. Ffcm LLC raised its holdings in shares of CF Industries by 49.4% in the 4th quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 762 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $33,000 after purchasing an additional 252 shares during the period. Quantamental Technologies LLC purchased a new position in shares of CF Industries in the 4th quarter worth about $34,000. Lindbrook Capital LLC purchased a new position in shares of CF Industries in the 4th quarter worth about $43,000. Finally, Financial Gravity Companies Inc. purchased a new position in shares of CF Industries in the 4th quarter worth about $50,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 91.71% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on CF shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded CF Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 11th. Stephens upgraded CF Industries from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 19th. ValuEngine downgraded CF Industries from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, November 15th. Barclays restated a “neutral” rating on shares of CF Industries in a report on Friday, February 15th. Finally, Citigroup cut their price objective on CF Industries from $60.00 to $51.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, January 7th. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $51.25.

Shares of NYSE:CF opened at $42.71 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $9.58 billion, a P/E ratio of 34.44, a P/E/G ratio of 3.20 and a beta of 0.72. The company has a current ratio of 1.81, a quick ratio of 1.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a one year low of $35.70 and a one year high of $56.51.

CF Industries (NYSE:CF) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, February 13th. The basic materials company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.51 by ($0.30). The company had revenue of $1.13 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.22 billion. CF Industries had a net margin of 6.55% and a return on equity of 4.66%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted ($0.02) earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post 2.17 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 28th. Investors of record on Friday, February 15th were issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 14th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.81%. CF Industries’s payout ratio is currently 96.77%.

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CF Industries Profile

CF Industries Holdings, Inc manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. The company operates through Ammonia, Granular Urea, UAN, AN, and Other segments. Its principal nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate.

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