Cedar Hill Associates LLC purchased a new position in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund purchased 166,330 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,651,000. Cedar Hill Associates LLC owned about 0.07% of CF Industries Holdings as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. ARGI Investment Services LLC lifted its position 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 during the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. lifted its position 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 during the last quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. lifted its position 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 during the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System lifted its position 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 during the last quarter. Finally, Advantus Capital Management Inc lifted its position 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 during the last quarter.

In other CF Industries Holdings news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.53, for a total value of $201,792.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly 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 accessible through this link. Company insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

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Several brokerages have recently weighed in on CF. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. Credit Suisse Group set a $30.00 price objective on shares of CF Industries Holdings and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $32.23.

Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) traded down 2.03% during trading on Friday, reaching $35.23. 3,144,631 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 1-year low of $22.00 and a 1-year high of $37.17. The company’s market capitalization is $8.22 billion. The company has a 50 day moving average of $30.68 and a 200-day moving average of $28.91.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ 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 firm had revenue of $1.12 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.06 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.33 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post ($0.69) earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 31st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th were paid a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.41%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, August 11th. CF Industries Holdings’s payout ratio is -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).

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

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