CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) had its price objective lifted by Cowen and Company from $27.00 to $33.00 in a research note published on Wednesday morning. Cowen and Company currently has a market perform rating on the basic materials company’s stock.

CF has been the subject of several other research reports. BMO Capital Markets raised their price objective on CF Industries Holdings from $38.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a market perform rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $28.00 price objective on CF Industries Holdings and gave the company a hold rating in a research report on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered CF Industries Holdings from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. ValuEngine raised CF Industries Holdings from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Barclays PLC lowered their price objective 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. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of Hold and an average target price of $34.74.

Shares of CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) traded down $0.64 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $37.14. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,148,926 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,063,922. The company has a quick ratio of 1.51, a current ratio of 1.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80. CF Industries Holdings has a fifty-two week low of $23.04 and a fifty-two week high of $39.32.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The basic materials company reported ($0.39) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.35) by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $870.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $733.63 million. CF Industries Holdings had a negative net margin of 10.95% and a negative return on equity of 2.29%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 27.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.13 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that CF Industries Holdings will post -0.57 EPS for the current year.

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The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be given a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. CF Industries Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -65.57%.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. raised its position in CF Industries Holdings by 122.2% in the 3rd quarter. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. now owns 66,979 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $2,355,000 after buying an additional 36,829 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans grew its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 12,161.3% during the 2nd 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 period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. grew its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 659,496 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $18,440,000 after purchasing an additional 9,956 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank grew its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 2.8% during the 2nd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 849,340 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $23,748,000 after purchasing an additional 23,400 shares during the period. Finally, Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. grew its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 1.7% during the 1st quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 31,668 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $930,000 after purchasing an additional 533 shares during the period.

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).

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