CF Industries Holdings (CF) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds

News headlines about CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CF Industries Holdings earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.7588270060343 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) opened at $38.60 on Friday. CF Industries Holdings has a 12-month low of $22.58 and a 12-month high of $39.04. The company has a current ratio of 1.71, a quick ratio of 1.63 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The basic materials company reported ($0.39) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.35) by ($0.04). The company had revenue of $870.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $733.63 million. CF Industries Holdings had a negative return on equity of 2.29% and a negative net margin of 10.95%. The company’s revenue was up 27.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.13 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that CF Industries Holdings will post -0.6 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be given a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.11%. CF Industries Holdings’s dividend payout ratio is currently -65.57%.

CF has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets increased their price target on CF Industries Holdings from $38.00 to $43.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $28.00 price target on CF Industries Holdings and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered CF Industries Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. ValuEngine upgraded CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Barclays PLC cut 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. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. CF Industries Holdings presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.52.

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In related news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of CF Industries Holdings stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The stock was 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 in the company, valued at $1,883,349.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

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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