FIL Ltd decreased its holdings in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 16.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 1,408,131 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 285,047 shares during the quarter. FIL Ltd owned about 0.60% of CF Industries Holdings worth $39,371,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. grew its holdings in CF Industries Holdings by 2.2% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 24,160,218 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $675,520,000 after purchasing an additional 523,655 shares during the last quarter. Menta Capital LLC acquired a new stake in CF Industries Holdings in the second quarter valued at $654,000. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in CF Industries Holdings by 10.6% in the second quarter. Mutual of America Capital Management LLC now owns 28,096 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $786,000 after purchasing an additional 2,685 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans grew its holdings in CF Industries Holdings by 12,161.3% in the second quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 1,050,790 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $29,380,000 after purchasing an additional 1,042,220 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BT Investment Management Ltd acquired a new stake in CF Industries Holdings in the second quarter valued at $126,000.

Several analysts have weighed in on CF shares. Barclays PLC reissued an “equal weight” rating and issued a $31.00 target price (down previously from $32.00) on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a report on Sunday, May 28th. Credit Suisse Group set a $31.00 target price on CF Industries Holdings and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, May 28th. BMO Capital Markets set a $35.00 target price on CF Industries Holdings and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. BidaskClub raised CF Industries Holdings from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, June 10th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada set a $25.00 target price on CF Industries Holdings and gave the company a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, June 10th. Three 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 stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $32.23.

In other news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on 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 directly owns 59,732 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,883,349.96. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) opened at 35.23 on Friday. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $22.00 and a 52 week high of $37.17. The firm’s market capitalization is $8.22 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $30.68 and a 200-day moving average price of $28.91.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.08) by $0.18. The company had revenue of $1.12 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.06 billion. CF Industries Holdings had a negative return on equity of 0.40% and a negative net margin of 9.98%. CF Industries Holdings’s revenue for the quarter was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.33 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post ($0.69) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 31st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th were given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.41%. 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 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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