CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) had its price target reduced by stock analysts at Barclays PLC from $31.00 to $29.00 in a research report issued on Thursday. The brokerage presently has an “equal weight” rating on the basic materials company’s stock. Barclays PLC’s price target indicates a potential downside of 1.66% from the stock’s current price.

A number of other research analysts have also issued reports on CF. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) upgraded shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, March 20th. Vetr upgraded shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $38.00 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, March 20th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price target on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a report on Wednesday, April 5th. Citigroup Inc. lowered their price target on shares of CF Industries Holdings from $36.00 to $31.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada lowered their price target on shares of CF Industries Holdings from $27.00 to $26.00 and set an “underperform” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $31.43.

Shares of CF Industries Holdings (NYSE CF) opened at 29.49 on Thursday. CF Industries Holdings has a 1-year low of $20.77 and a 1-year high of $37.17. The company’s market capitalization is $6.88 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average is $27.41 and its 200-day moving average is $30.05. CF Industries Holdings also saw some unusual options trading activity on Friday. Traders acquired 843 call options on the company. This represents an increase of 278% compared to the typical daily volume of 223 call options.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The basic materials company reported $0.05 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.09 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.04 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $988.56 million. CF Industries Holdings had a negative net margin of 8.77% and a positive return on equity of 0.41%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.40 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that CF Industries Holdings will post ($0.33) EPS for the current year.

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Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd increased its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 2.0% in the first quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 72,945 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $2,140,000 after buying an additional 1,400 shares during the period. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of CF Industries Holdings during the first quarter worth $225,000. New England Research & Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of CF Industries Holdings during the first quarter worth $653,000. CENTRAL TRUST Co increased its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 0.7% in the first quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co now owns 3,667 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 24 shares during the period. Finally, Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. increased its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 3.0% in the first quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 205,609 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $6,035,000 after buying an additional 5,955 shares during the period.

CF Industries Holdings Company 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).

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