CF Industries (CF) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday

CF Industries (NYSE:CF) is scheduled to release its earnings data after the market closes on Tuesday, February 13th. Analysts expect CF Industries to post earnings of ($0.14) per share for the quarter.

Shares of CF Industries (CF) opened at $37.62 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.71, a quick ratio of 1.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80. CF Industries has a 1-year low of $25.04 and a 1-year high of $43.98. The firm has a market cap of $8,737.92, a P/E ratio of -20.56, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 18.21 and a beta of 1.03.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.19%. CF Industries’s payout ratio is currently -65.57%.

In related news, Director Stephen A. Furbacher sold 3,500 shares of CF Industries stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total value of $126,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 50,854 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,830,744. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP Bert A. Frost sold 7,500 shares of CF Industries stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.50, for a total transaction of $273,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 67,232 shares in the company, valued at $2,453,968. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

CF has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Royal Bank of Canada lifted their target price on shares of CF Industries from $23.00 to $27.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Atlantic Securities cut shares of CF Industries from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CF Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. BMO Capital Markets lifted their target price on shares of CF Industries from $38.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Stephens initiated coverage on shares of CF Industries in a report on Monday, December 4th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $38.00 target price on the stock. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. CF Industries presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $35.74.

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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).

Earnings History for CF Industries (NYSE:CF)

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