CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CF) shares were down 4.1% on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $26.38 and last traded at $26.55, with a volume of 2,969,431 shares. The stock had previously closed at $27.69.

A number of research analysts recently commented on CF shares. Barclays PLC reiterated an “overweight” rating and issued a $40.00 price objective (down from $43.00) on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a report on Friday, April 22nd. Piper Jaffray Cos. cut CF Industries Holdings from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and decreased their price objective for the company from $40.00 to $34.00 in a report on Monday, March 28th. Citigroup Inc. decreased their price objective on CF Industries Holdings from $34.00 to $25.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Vetr upgraded CF Industries Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $35.53 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, May 9th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 27th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $35.06.

The firm has a market cap of $6.19 billion and a PE ratio of 12.61. The company’s 50-day moving average is $26.97 and its 200-day moving average is $30.67.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The company reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $1,000 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $862.38 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $4.79 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that CF Industries Holdings Inc. will post $1.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other CF Industries Holdings news, Director Robert C. Arzbaecher bought 17,275 shares of CF Industries Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 24th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $28.10 per share, for a total transaction of $485,427.50. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 66,843 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,878,288.30. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, VP Christopher D. Bohn bought 12,500 shares of CF Industries Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 24th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $27.92 per share, for a total transaction of $349,000.00. Following the acquisition, the vice president now directly owns 31,718 shares in the company, valued at approximately $885,566.56. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Several institutional investors have bought and sold shares of CF. S&T Bank PA raised its position in CF Industries Holdings by 2.6% in the fourth quarter. S&T Bank PA now owns 284,531 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,612,000 after buying an additional 7,174 shares during the last quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. raised its position in CF Industries Holdings by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 108,775 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,439,000 after buying an additional 1,700 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in CF Industries Holdings by 3.2% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 19,917,109 shares of the company’s stock valued at $812,817,000 after buying an additional 623,531 shares during the last quarter. GAM Holding AG raised its position in CF Industries Holdings by 19.4% in the fourth quarter. GAM Holding AG now owns 50,953 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,079,000 after buying an additional 8,279 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Pinnacle Associates Ltd. raised its position in CF Industries Holdings by 17.1% in the fourth quarter. Pinnacle Associates Ltd. now owns 191,437 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,813,000 after buying an additional 27,982 shares during the last quarter.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc is the manufacturer and distributor of 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 its industrial customers, and compound fertilizer products (NPKs).

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