Visionary Asset Management Inc. decreased its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 8.0% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 105,626 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 9,202 shares during the period. Visionary Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in CF Industries Holdings were worth $2,953,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of CF. CENTRAL TRUST Co increased its stake in CF Industries Holdings by 0.7% in the first quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 3,667 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 24 shares during the last quarter. ARGI Investment Services LLC increased its stake in CF Industries Holdings by 0.3% in the first quarter. ARGI Investment Services LLC now owns 31,321 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $919,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. increased its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 3.3% in the first quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 4,293 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $126,000 after buying an additional 137 shares during the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 1.4% in the second quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 14,500 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $405,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Advantus Capital Management Inc increased its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 1.0% in the first quarter. Advantus Capital Management Inc now owns 23,368 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $686,000 after buying an additional 222 shares during the last quarter.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE CF) traded up 3.64% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $30.50. The company had a trading volume of 1,955,280 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $27.75 and a 200-day moving average of $29.98. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 1-year low of $20.77 and a 1-year high of $37.17. The stock’s market capitalization is $7.11 billion.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The basic materials company reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $1.04 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $988.56 million. CF Industries Holdings had a positive return on equity of 0.41% and a negative net margin of 8.77%. CF Industries Holdings’s revenue was up 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.40 EPS. On average, analysts anticipate that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post ($0.33) EPS for the current fiscal year.

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A number of analysts have recently commented on the company. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 target price (down previously from $31.00) on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Citigroup Inc. lowered their target price on CF Industries Holdings from $36.00 to $31.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 11th. Barclays PLC lowered their target price on CF Industries Holdings from $31.00 to $29.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. ValuEngine downgraded CF Industries Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada lowered their target price on CF Industries Holdings from $25.00 to $23.00 and set an “underperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 14th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. CF Industries Holdings has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $31.43.

About CF Industries Holdings

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

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