Today’s Stock On Watch: 1 is CF Industries Holdings Inc’s (NYSE:CF) Institutional Investor Sentiment

November 28, 2016 - By Ruchi Gupta   ·   0 Comments

Today's Stock On Watch: 1 is CF Industries Holdings Inc's (NYSE:CF) Institutional Investor Sentiment

Sentiment for CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE:CF)

CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE:CF) institutional sentiment increased to 1 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.11, from 0.89 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 182 hedge funds started new or increased equity positions, while 204 reduced and sold their positions in CF Industries Holdings Inc. The hedge funds in our partner’s database now own: 233.51 million shares, up from 226.41 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of hedge funds holding CF Industries Holdings Inc in their top 10 equity positions decreased from 9 to 8 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 79 Reduced: 125 Increased: 144 New Position: 38.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. is the maker and distributor of nitrogen fertilizer and other nitrogen products. The company has a market cap of $6.70 billion. The Company’s nitrogen fertilizer products are ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution and ammonium nitrate (AN). It has a 96.02 P/E ratio. The Company’s other nitrogen products include diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), urea liquor, nitric acid and aqua ammonia, which are sold primarily to its industrial customers, and compound fertilizer products (NPKs).

The stock increased 0.60% or $0.17 on November 25, hitting $28.55. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has declined 13.93% since April 25, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.94% the S&P500.

Analysts await CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.03 EPS, down 96.05% or $0.73 from last year’s $0.76 per share. CF’s profit will be $7.04M for 237.92 P/E if the $0.03 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.13 actual EPS reported by CF Industries Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -76.92% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “CF Industries Holdings, Inc. is the holding company for the operations of CF Industries, Inc. CF Industries, Inc. is a major producer and distributor of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer products. CF Industries operates world-scale nitrogen fertilizer plants in Louisiana and Alberta, Canada; conducts phosphate mining and manufacturing operations in Central Florida; and distributes fertilizer products through a system of terminals, warehouses, and associated transportation equipment located primarily in the midwestern United States.”

Mount Kellett Capital Management Lp holds 29.01% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. for 827,905 shares. Glendon Capital Management Lp owns 2.14 million shares or 16.37% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Credit Capital Investments Llc has 10.2% invested in the company for 7.23 million shares. The Wyoming-based Southport Management L.L.C. has invested 4.11% in the stock. Global Thematic Partners Llc, a New York-based fund reported 5.50 million shares.#img1#

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 36% of CF Industries Holdings’s analysts are positive. Out of 14 Wall Street analysts rating CF Industries Holdings, 5 give it “Buy”, 3 “Sell” rating, while 6 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $22 while the high is $76. The stock’s average target of $40.61 is 42.24% above today’s ($28.55) share price. CF was included in 48 notes of analysts from July 22, 2015. On Monday, June 6 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Agricole to “Buy”. On Wednesday, July 22 the stock rating was downgraded by Susquehanna to “Neutral”. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, February 5 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Tuesday, November 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 5 by Atlantic Securities. Barclays Capital maintained CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) rating on Tuesday, January 12. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $47.0 price target. The stock has “Hold” rating given by Vetr on Thursday, August 13. Cowen & Co upgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Wednesday, October 14 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Thursday, August 18. The stock has “Buy” rating given by CLSA on Monday, June 6.

CF Company Profile

CF Industries Holdings, Inc., incorporated on April 15, 2005, is the maker and distributor of 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). The Company’s other nitrogen products include diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), urea liquor, nitric acid and aqua ammonia, which are sold primarily to its industrial customers, and compound fertilizer products (NPKs), which are solid granular fertilizer products, for which the nutrient content is a combination of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. The Company’s divisions include ammonia, granular urea, UAN, AN and Other.

More recent CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “CF Industries Announces Completion of Debt Capital Structure Changes” on November 21, 2016. Also Forbes.com published the news titled: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: DuPont, CF Industries Holdings and Enbridge” on November 08, 2016. Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 10, 2016” with publication date: November 09, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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