SG Americas Securities LLC grew its holdings in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 284.8% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 36,863 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 27,284 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in CF Industries were worth $1,296,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in CF. Advisors Asset Management Inc. raised its position in shares of CF Industries by 18.2% during the 3rd quarter. Advisors Asset Management Inc. now owns 958,401 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $33,697,000 after purchasing an additional 147,663 shares during the period. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of CF Industries by 21.7% during the 3rd quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 17,911 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $630,000 after purchasing an additional 3,196 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its position in shares of CF Industries by 51.7% during the 3rd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 56,354 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,981,000 after purchasing an additional 19,195 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank raised its position in shares of CF Industries by 12.0% during the 3rd quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 88,473 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $3,110,000 after purchasing an additional 9,499 shares during the period. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its position in shares of CF Industries by 3.2% during the 3rd quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 494,300 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $17,380,000 after purchasing an additional 15,100 shares during the period.

In other CF Industries news, Director Stephen A. Furbacher sold 3,500 shares of CF Industries stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total value of $126,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 50,854 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,830,744. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, VP Bert A. Frost sold 7,500 shares of CF Industries stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.50, for a total transaction of $273,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 67,232 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,453,968. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on CF. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of CF Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Atlantic Securities downgraded shares of CF Industries from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Cowen lifted their price target on shares of CF Industries from $27.00 to $33.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price target on shares of CF Industries from $38.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada lifted their price target on shares of CF Industries from $27.00 to $32.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd. 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 given a strong buy rating to the stock. CF Industries has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.74.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) opened at $36.85 on Thursday. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $25.04 and a 52 week high of $39.32. The company has a current ratio of 1.71, a quick ratio of 1.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80.

CF Industries (NYSE:CF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The basic materials company reported ($0.39) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.35) by ($0.04). CF Industries had a negative return on equity of 2.29% and a negative net margin of 10.95%. The business had revenue of $870.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $733.63 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.13 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 27.9% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post -0.35 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be paid a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.26%. CF Industries’s payout ratio is currently -65.57%.

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About CF Industries

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 (NYSE:CF)

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