Fisher Asset Management LLC decreased its holdings in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 8.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 54,622 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 5,105 shares during the quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC’s holdings in CF Industries were worth $2,425,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of the business. DnB Asset Management AS raised its position in CF Industries by 6.6% in the 2nd quarter. DnB Asset Management AS now owns 25,945 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,152,000 after buying an additional 1,600 shares during the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC raised its position in CF Industries by 18.0% in the 1st quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 11,570 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $437,000 after buying an additional 1,761 shares during the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. increased its position in shares of CF Industries by 9.9% during the 1st quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 20,279 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $765,000 after purchasing an additional 1,821 shares during the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its position in shares of CF Industries by 256.6% during the 1st quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 3,188 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $120,000 after purchasing an additional 2,294 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd increased its position in shares of CF Industries by 3.2% during the 1st quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 75,245 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $2,838,000 after purchasing an additional 2,300 shares during the last quarter. 99.67% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several research firms have recently commented on CF. ValuEngine raised shares of CF Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 14th. Citigroup upped their price target on shares of CF Industries from $40.00 to $46.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 11th. Scotiabank raised shares of CF Industries from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 28th. TheStreet lowered shares of CF Industries from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on shares of CF Industries from $37.00 to $43.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 15th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. CF Industries has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $40.82.

Shares of CF Industries opened at $42.73 on Wednesday, Marketbeat reports. The company has a market cap of $9.87 billion, a P/E ratio of -170.84, a P/E/G ratio of 7.54 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a quick ratio of 2.01, a current ratio of 2.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 12-month low of $27.77 and a 12-month high of $46.20.

CF Industries (NYSE:CF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.17 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $957.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.05 billion. CF Industries had a negative return on equity of 0.11% and a net margin of 10.96%. The firm’s revenue was down 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.05 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post 0.96 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 31st. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 14th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.81%. CF Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -480.00%.

In related news, VP Adam L. Hall sold 15,540 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.53, for a total transaction of $629,836.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 39,566 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,603,609.98. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

About CF Industries

CF Industries Holdings, Inc manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. The company operates through Ammonia, Granular Urea, UAN, AN, and Other segments. Its principal nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate.

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