Investors Sell CF Industries (CF) on Strength (CF)

Investors sold shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) on strength during trading on Monday. $24.92 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $91.82 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $66.90 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, CF Industries had the 18th highest net out-flow for the day. CF Industries traded up $0.46 for the day and closed at $41.71

Several analysts recently commented on the stock. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 target price on shares of CF Industries in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of CF Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. UBS Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 target price (up previously from $33.00) on shares of CF Industries in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $38.00 target price (up previously from $35.00) on shares of CF Industries in a report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, started coverage on shares of CF Industries in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. They set a “hold” rating and a $36.30 target price for the company. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. CF Industries currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.95.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 1.71 and a quick ratio of 1.51. The firm has a market cap of $9,730.00, a P/E ratio of -22.79 and a beta of 1.22.

CF Industries (NYSE:CF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The basic materials company reported ($0.39) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.35) by ($0.04). CF Industries had a negative return on equity of 10.84% and a negative net margin of 7.82%. The business had revenue of $870.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $733.63 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.13 EPS. CF Industries’s revenue for the quarter was up 27.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post -0.35 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th were given a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.88%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 14th. CF Industries’s payout ratio is presently -65.57%.

In other news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 7,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were 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 in the company, valued at approximately $2,453,968. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, Director Stephen A. Furbacher sold 3,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total transaction 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 disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Saratoga Research & Investment Management bought a new stake in CF Industries during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $108,000. Ffcm LLC grew its holdings in CF Industries by 218.4% during the 2nd quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 4,041 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $118,000 after acquiring an additional 2,772 shares during the last quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. bought a new stake in CF Industries during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $126,000. BT Investment Management Ltd bought a new stake in CF Industries during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $126,000. Finally, Pacer Advisors Inc. grew its holdings in CF Industries by 8.3% during the 2nd quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 4,648 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $130,000 after acquiring an additional 355 shares during the last quarter.

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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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