Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Raises Position in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF)
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 3.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 3,888,875 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 114,534 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 1.67% of CF Industries Holdings worth $108,724,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Columbus Hill Capital Management L.P. grew its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 18.0% in the second quarter. Columbus Hill Capital Management L.P. now owns 2,355,964 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $65,873,000 after purchasing an additional 359,053 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings in the second quarter valued at approximately $35,108,000. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its holdings in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 61.2% in the second quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 946,713 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $26,470,000 after purchasing an additional 359,297 shares during the last quarter. Cedar Hill Associates LLC acquired a new stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings in the second quarter valued at approximately $4,651,000. Finally, Glenview Trust Co lifted its position in CF Industries Holdings by 4.2% during the second quarter. Glenview Trust Co now owns 193,445 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $5,409,000 after buying an additional 7,826 shares in the last quarter.
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Several research analysts have recently commented on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $25.00 price target on CF Industries Holdings and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, June 10th. Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th. Barclays PLC decreased their target price on shares of CF Industries Holdings from $31.00 to $29.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.23.
In other CF Industries Holdings news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.53, for a total value of $201,792.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 59,732 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,883,349.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) opened at 35.40 on Tuesday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $31.83 and a 200 day moving average price of $29.29. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 12-month low of $22.00 and a 12-month high of $37.17. The stock’s market cap is $8.26 billion.
CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.18. The business had revenue of $1.12 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.06 billion. CF Industries Holdings had a negative net margin of 9.98% and a negative return on equity of 0.40%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.33 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts predict that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post ($0.69) EPS for the current year.
About CF Industries Holdings
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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