Today’s Short Interest: CF Industries Holdings Incorporated (NYSE:CF) Reports Increase in Sellers; Strong Momentum for Short Players

November 29, 2016 - By Dolores Ford   ·   0 Comments

Today's Short Interest: CF Industries Holdings Incorporated (NYSE:CF) Reports Increase in Sellers; Strong Momentum for Short Players

The stock of CF Industries Holdings Incorporated (NYSE:CF) registered an increase of 5.33% in short interest. CF’s total short interest was 40.23 million shares in November as published by FINRA. Its up 5.33% from 38.19M shares, reported previously. With 5.53M shares average volume, it will take short sellers 7 days to cover their CF’s short positions. The short interest to CF Industries Holdings Incorporated’s float is 17.32%. The stock closed at $28.19 during the last session. It is down 16.33% since April 26, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.59% the S&P500.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. is the maker and distributor of nitrogen fertilizer and other nitrogen products. The company has a market cap of $6.49 billion. The Company’s nitrogen fertilizer products are ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution and ammonium nitrate (AN). It has a 94.81 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).

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.11, from 0.89 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 79 funds sold all CF Industries Holdings, Inc. shares owned while 125 reduced positions. 38 funds bought stakes while 144 increased positions. They now own 233.51 million shares or 3.14% more from 226.41 million shares in 2016Q1.
Argi Invest Svcs Ltd Liability Company owns 27,197 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Schwab Charles Inv Mngmt Incorporated holds 0.02% or 753,159 shares in its portfolio. Van Eck Assoc Corp accumulated 3.90 million shares or 0.48% of the stock. Advsr Asset Inc has 0.02% invested in the company for 51,195 shares. Mizuho Trust & Ltd holds 375,724 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Neuberger Berman Gp Limited holds 23,362 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Pnc Fincl Ser Gp owns 126,375 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Blackrock has 581,573 shares for 0.02% of their US portfolio. Natixis accumulated 188,587 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Prudential Financial has 1.00M shares for 0.04% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Westpac Corporation has 0% invested in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 12,581 shares. Moreover, Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Liability Company has 0.16% invested in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 115,117 shares. Bartlett And Limited last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Guggenheim Capital Limited Company last reported 969,894 shares in the company. Fincl Bank Of Montreal Can accumulated 0.01% or 471,113 shares.

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

Out of 14 analysts covering CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF), 5 rate it a “Buy”, 3 “Sell”, while 6 “Hold”. This means 36% are positive. CF Industries Holdings has been the topic of 48 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Atlantic Securities downgraded the shares of CF in a report on Friday, August 5 to “Neutral” rating. On Wednesday, July 22 the stock rating was downgraded by Susquehanna to “Neutral”. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Wednesday, April 6. On Friday, August 14 the stock rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital to “Overweight”. The stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) earned “Market Perform” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, August 21. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Thursday, April 14 by Cowen & Co. Citigroup maintained the shares of CF in a report on Wednesday, August 10 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “” rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Susquehanna. The stock has “Outperform” rating given by Credit Suisse on Friday, February 19. RBC Capital Markets maintained CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) rating on Thursday, November 12. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $54 price target.

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. Forbes.com‘s news article titled: “CF Industries Holdings Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 4.43 …” with publication date: November 11, 2016 was also an interesting one.

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