BARING ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd held its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 35,569 shares of the basic materials company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. BARING ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd’s holdings in CF Industries Holdings were worth $995,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 3,912.4% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 20,034,069 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $587,999,000 after buying an additional 19,534,765 shares during the last quarter. KCG Holdings Inc. bought a new position in shares of CF Industries Holdings during the first quarter valued at approximately $1,150,000. Raging Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of CF Industries Holdings during the first quarter valued at approximately $8,115,000. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. increased its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 34.5% in the first quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 5,512 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $162,000 after buying an additional 1,415 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Knights of Columbus Asset Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of CF Industries Holdings during the first quarter valued at approximately $838,000.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) opened at 29.16 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $29.75 and a 200 day moving average price of $29.50. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 1-year low of $22.00 and a 1-year high of $37.17. The stock’s market cap is $6.80 billion.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.08) by $0.18. CF Industries Holdings had a negative net margin of 9.98% and a negative return on equity of 0.40%. The business had revenue of $1.12 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.06 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.33 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post ($0.70) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be given a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.12%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 11th. CF Industries Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -75.47%.

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A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on CF. Royal Bank Of Canada dropped their price objective on CF Industries Holdings from $26.00 to $25.00 and set an “underperform” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, May 5th. ValuEngine raised CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. UBS AG raised CF Industries Holdings from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, May 5th. Barclays PLC dropped their price objective 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. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.58.

In other CF Industries Holdings news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of CF Industries Holdings stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.53, for a total value of $201,792.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 59,732 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,883,349.96. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

CF Industries Holdings 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).

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

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