CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.53, for a total value of $201,792.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 59,732 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,883,349.96. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE CF) opened at 30.51 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $29.44 and a 200 day moving average price of $29.69. The company’s market capitalization is $7.12 billion. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 52-week low of $22.00 and a 52-week high of $37.17.
CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.18. CF Industries Holdings had a negative net margin of 9.98% and a negative return on equity of 0.40%. The business had revenue of $1.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.06 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.33 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post ($0.70) earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 11th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.93%. CF Industries Holdings’s payout ratio is -75.47%.
Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. CENTRAL TRUST Co raised its stake in CF Industries Holdings by 0.7% in the first quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 3,667 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 24 shares during the last quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. raised its stake in CF Industries Holdings by 22.4% in the first quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 3,691 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 676 shares during the last quarter. Ffcm LLC raised its stake in CF Industries Holdings 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 last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its stake in CF Industries Holdings by 3.3% in the first quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 4,293 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $126,000 after buying an additional 137 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Financial Architects Inc raised its stake in CF Industries Holdings by 22.5% in the second quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 4,350 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $122,000 after buying an additional 800 shares during the last quarter.
A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada dropped their price target on CF Industries Holdings from $26.00 to $25.00 and set an “underperform” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, May 5th. ValuEngine upgraded CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. UBS AG upgraded CF Industries Holdings from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, May 5th. Barclays PLC dropped their price target on CF Industries Holdings from $31.00 to $29.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.58.
CF Industries Holdings 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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