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

A number of equities analysts have commented on CF shares. Vetr upgraded shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $31.71 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, March 28th. Piper Jaffray Cos. lowered shares of CF Industries Holdings from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price target for the company from $40.00 to $34.00 in a research report on Monday, March 28th. Credit Suisse Group AG reduced their price target on shares of CF Industries Holdings from $42.00 to $40.00 in a research report on Wednesday, March 30th. Bank of America Corp. lowered shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $36.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Wednesday, April 6th. Finally, Cowen and Company lowered shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $25.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, April 14th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. CF Industries Holdings presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $35.06.

The stock has a market capitalization of $6.15 billion and a PE ratio of 12.53. The company’s 50 day moving average is $26.93 and its 200 day moving average is $30.61.

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

In related news, Director Robert C. Arzbaecher purchased 17,275 shares of CF Industries Holdings stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 24th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $28.10 per share, for a total transaction of $485,427.50. Following the purchase, the director now owns 66,843 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,878,288.30. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP Christopher D. Bohn purchased 12,500 shares of CF Industries Holdings stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 24th. The stock was bought at an average price of $27.92 per share, for a total transaction of $349,000.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the vice president now owns 31,718 shares in the company, valued at approximately $885,566.56. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Other large investors have bought and sold shares of the company. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. increased its stake in CF Industries Holdings by 4.8% in the fourth quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. now owns 30,863 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,260,000 after buying an additional 1,421 shares in the last quarter. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. increased its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 33.3% in the fourth quarter. Whittier Trust Co. of Nevada Inc. now owns 31,369 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,281,000 after buying an additional 7,833 shares during the period. I.G. Investment Management LTD. increased its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 5.5% in the fourth quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 36,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,481,000 after buying an additional 1,878 shares during the period. South Dakota Investment Council increased its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 33.2% in the fourth quarter. South Dakota Investment Council now owns 37,300 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,522,000 after buying an additional 9,300 shares during the period. Finally, Sabal Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of CF Industries Holdings during the fourth quarter worth about $1,582,000.

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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