BB&T Securities LLC purchased a new stake in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund purchased 18,163 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $442,000.

Several other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of CF. Pacer Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 7.7% in the second quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 4,204 shares of the company’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 301 shares during the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC boosted its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 778.9% in the second quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 6,293 shares of the company’s stock valued at $151,000 after buying an additional 5,577 shares during the last quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank boosted its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 431.5% in the third quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 6,808 shares of the company’s stock valued at $166,000 after buying an additional 5,527 shares during the last quarter. Tradewinds Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 150.0% in the third quarter. Tradewinds Capital Management LLC now owns 7,250 shares of the company’s stock valued at $177,000 after buying an additional 4,350 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd boosted its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 1,200.0% in the second quarter. Point72 Asia Hong Kong Ltd now owns 7,800 shares of the company’s stock valued at $188,000 after buying an additional 7,200 shares during the last quarter. 98.70% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) traded down 1.54% during trading on Friday, reaching $33.98. 4,144,901 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $30.49 and a 200-day moving average of $26.11. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 52-week low of $20.77 and a 52-week high of $37.72. The firm has a market cap of $7.92 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 113.27 and a beta of 1.39.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by $0.11. CF Industries Holdings had a net margin of 1.77% and a return on equity of 5.94%. The company earned $680 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $805.58 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.39 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 26.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts forecast that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post $0.77 EPS for the current year.

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A number of brokerages have issued reports on CF. Vetr raised shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $28.46 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, October 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “strong sell” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $38.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday. RBC Capital Markets reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a report on Thursday. Credit Suisse Group set a $26.00 target price on shares of CF Industries Holdings and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, September 18th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reissued a “buy” rating on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a report on Tuesday, January 3rd. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $28.74.

CF Industries Holdings Company Profile

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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