Research Analysts’ Recent Ratings Updates for CF Industries Holdings (CF)

Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE: CF):

  • 10/25/2017 – CF Industries Holdings was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $42.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “CF Industries has outperformed the industry it belongs to for the past six months. CF Industries is well placed to gain from its efforts to boost production capacity. It should also benefit from higher nitrogen demand driven by healthy corn plantations. The company is also enjoying the benefit of ample natural gas supply.”
  • 10/17/2017 – CF Industries Holdings had its price target raised by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from $23.00 to $27.00. They now have an “underperform” rating on the stock.
  • 10/13/2017 – CF Industries Holdings was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “CF Industries has outperformed the industry it belongs to for the past six months. CF Industries is well placed to gain from its efforts to boost production capacity. It should also benefit from higher nitrogen demand driven by healthy corn plantations. The company is also enjoying the benefit of ample natural gas supply. However, CF Industries anticipates the challenging nitrogen pricing environment to continue through 2017. High supply levels in the global nitrogen market due to capacity additions are affecting prices. Weak prices are expected to hurt margins of CF Industries through 2017. The company is also exposed to challenging agriculture market fundamentals. Moreover, CF Industries has a debt-laden balance sheet.”
  • 10/11/2017 – CF Industries Holdings is now covered by analysts at HSBC Holdings plc. They set a “hold” rating and a $36.30 price target on the stock.
  • 10/6/2017 – CF Industries Holdings had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. They now have a $38.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $35.00.
  • 10/6/2017 – CF Industries Holdings was given a new $28.00 price target on by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 10/4/2017 – CF Industries Holdings was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “CF Industries anticipates the challenging nitrogen pricing environment to continue through 2017. High supply levels in the global nitrogen market due to capacity additions are affecting prices. Weak prices are expected to hurt margins of CF Industries through 2017. The company is also exposed to challenging agriculture market fundamentals. Moreover, CF Industries has a debt-laden balance sheet.”
  • 10/4/2017 – CF Industries Holdings had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at UBS AG. They now have a $40.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $33.00.
  • 9/5/2017 – CF Industries Holdings had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Piper Jaffray Companies. They now have a $28.00 price target on the stock.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) traded up 0.13% on Wednesday, reaching $38.03. 1,198,700 shares of the company were exchanged. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $35.54 and its 200-day moving average price is $30.33. The stock’s market capitalization is $8.87 billion. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 12-month low of $22.18 and a 12-month high of $38.50.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ 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 company had revenue of $1.12 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.06 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.33 EPS. CF Industries Holdings’s quarterly revenue was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post ($0.57) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.16%. CF Industries Holdings’s payout ratio is -75.47%.

In other CF Industries Holdings news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.53, for a total transaction of $201,792.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 59,732 shares in the company, valued at $1,883,349.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

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).

What are top analysts saying about CF Industries Holdings Inc? - Enter your email address in the form below to receive our free daily email newsletter that contains the latest headlines and analysts' recommendations for for CF Industries Holdings Inc and related companies.

Comments

Leave a Reply


share news on Facebook
tweet this investment news
share on linkedin
share on StockTwits
share on Google Plus
share on reddit