Commonwealth Bank of Australia reduced its holdings in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 18.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 59,373 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 13,800 shares during the quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s holdings in CF Industries Holdings were worth $1,659,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of the company. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its stake in CF Industries Holdings by 67.9% in the 1st quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 77,386 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $2,272,000 after purchasing an additional 31,294 shares in the last quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD increased its stake in CF Industries Holdings by 9.9% in the 1st quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD now owns 19,101 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $560,000 after purchasing an additional 1,714 shares in the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased its stake in CF Industries Holdings by 0.9% in the 1st quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 193,047 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $5,661,000 after purchasing an additional 1,733 shares in the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. increased its stake in CF Industries Holdings by 8.2% in the 1st quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 6,600 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $194,000 after purchasing an additional 500 shares in the last quarter. Finally, LS Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in CF Industries Holdings by 4.4% in the 1st quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 11,037 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $324,000 after purchasing an additional 466 shares in the last quarter.

Several research firms recently weighed in on CF. ValuEngine raised CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Barclays PLC dropped their price target on CF Industries Holdings from $31.00 to $29.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Credit Suisse Group set a $31.00 price target on CF Industries Holdings and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, May 28th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada set a $25.00 price target on CF Industries Holdings and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 10th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $32.23.

In other news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction 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 transaction, the vice president now directly owns 59,732 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,883,349.96. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

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

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate 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 for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.06 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.33 earnings per share. CF Industries Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post ($0.70) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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

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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