CF Industries (NYSE:CF)‘s stock had its “outperform” rating restated by equities research analysts at Cowen in a note issued to investors on Wednesday, Briefing.com Automated Import reports. They currently have a $54.00 price objective on the basic materials company’s stock, down from their previous price objective of $56.00. Cowen’s price objective suggests a potential upside of 26.32% from the stock’s current price.

Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. ValuEngine downgraded CF Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 22nd. Berenberg Bank set a $43.00 price objective on CF Industries and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 26th. Citigroup cut their price objective on CF Industries from $51.00 to $50.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, February 19th. Barclays restated a “neutral” rating on shares of CF Industries in a research report on Friday, February 15th. Finally, Bank of America downgraded CF Industries from a “buy” rating to an “underperform” rating and cut their price objective for the stock from $50.00 to $38.00 in a research report on Thursday, April 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.41.

Shares of NYSE:CF opened at $42.75 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $9.27 billion, a PE ratio of 34.48, a PEG ratio of 3.52 and a beta of 0.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a quick ratio of 1.17 and a current ratio of 1.71. CF Industries has a 12 month low of $38.90 and a 12 month high of $56.51.

CF Industries (NYSE:CF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.27 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.28 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $1 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.01 billion. CF Industries had a return on equity of 4.81% and a net margin of 7.09%. CF Industries’s revenue was up 4.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.27 EPS. Analysts expect that CF Industries will post 1.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other CF Industries news, Director Stephen A. Furbacher sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.01, for a total value of $126,030.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 47,190 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,982,451.90. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Redwood Investment Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of CF Industries during the 1st quarter worth $264,000. CWM Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of CF Industries by 75.2% during the 1st quarter. CWM Advisors LLC now owns 11,488 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $470,000 after buying an additional 4,931 shares during the last quarter. BlueCrest Capital Management Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of CF Industries during the 1st quarter worth $422,000. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. increased its holdings in shares of CF Industries by 9.7% during the 1st quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 7,284 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $302,000 after buying an additional 644 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of CF Industries by 178.2% during the 1st quarter. Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC now owns 31,152 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,273,000 after buying an additional 19,953 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 96.01% of the company’s stock.

CF Industries Company Profile

CF Industries Holdings, Inc manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. Its principal nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution, and ammonium nitrate. The company also offers diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid, and aqua ammonia products, as well as compound fertilizer products with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

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