Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. grew its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 14.4% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 14,715 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,851 shares during the quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc.’s holdings in CF Industries Holdings were worth $411,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. ARGI Investment Services LLC raised its holdings in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 0.3% during the 1st quarter. ARGI Investment Services LLC now owns 31,321 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $919,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 3.3% during the 1st 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 in the last quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 2.0% during the 2nd quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. now owns 7,803 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $218,000 after buying an additional 153 shares in the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System raised its holdings in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 1.4% during the 2nd 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Advantus Capital Management Inc raised its holdings in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 1.0% during the 1st 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 in the last quarter.

Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) opened at 32.10 on Thursday. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 52-week low of $22.00 and a 52-week high of $37.17. The company’s market cap is $7.49 billion. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $30.06 and a 200-day moving average price of $28.83.

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

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 31st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th were given a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 11th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.74%. CF Industries Holdings’s payout ratio is -75.47%.

A number of research firms have recently commented on CF. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a report on Friday, August 4th. Credit Suisse Group set a $30.00 price target on CF Industries Holdings and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. ValuEngine raised CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price target (down previously from $31.00) on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a report on Monday, July 10th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.23.

In other CF Industries Holdings news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.53, for a total transaction of $201,792.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 59,732 shares in the company, valued at $1,883,349.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

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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).

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

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