Fulton Bank N.A. purchased a new position in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm purchased 8,165 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $287,000.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of CF. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 2.2% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 24,160,218 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $675,520,000 after purchasing an additional 523,655 shares in the last quarter. Capital World Investors lifted its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 21.4% in the 2nd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 15,203,728 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $425,096,000 after purchasing an additional 2,675,809 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 3.0% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,888,875 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $108,724,000 after purchasing an additional 114,534 shares in the last quarter. Tyrus Capital S.A.M. lifted its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 7.8% in the 2nd quarter. Tyrus Capital S.A.M. now owns 2,815,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $78,707,000 after purchasing an additional 204,885 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Glendon Capital Management LP lifted its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 14.3% in the 2nd quarter. Glendon Capital Management LP now owns 2,619,751 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $73,248,000 after purchasing an additional 327,600 shares in the last quarter.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE CF) traded up 0.52% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $36.52. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 701,425 shares. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $22.18 and a 52 week high of $37.17. The firm’s market capitalization is $8.52 billion. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $34.18 and a 200 day moving average of $29.85.

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. CF Industries Holdings had a negative return on equity of 0.40% and a negative net margin of 9.98%. The firm had revenue of $1.12 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.06 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.33 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post ($0.63) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be given a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.30%. CF Industries Holdings’s dividend payout ratio is currently -75.47%.

In other CF Industries Holdings news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.53, for a total value of $201,792.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 59,732 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,883,349.96. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.00% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on CF. Piper Jaffray Companies set a $28.00 price objective on CF Industries Holdings and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 6th. ValuEngine raised CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research lowered CF Industries Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Barclays PLC reduced their price objective on CF Industries Holdings from $31.00 to $29.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research note on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 price objective (down from $31.00) on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $33.18.

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CF Industries Holdings 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).

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)

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