Patton Albertson Miller Group LLC lowered its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 13.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 23,378 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 3,691 shares during the period. Patton Albertson Miller Group LLC’s holdings in CF Industries Holdings were worth $684,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans acquired a new position in CF Industries Holdings during the fourth quarter worth about $258,000. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. increased its position in 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 in the last quarter. CENTRAL TRUST Co increased its position in 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 in the last quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd increased its position in 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Spirit of America Management Corp NY acquired a new position in CF Industries Holdings during the first quarter worth about $176,000.

Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE CF) opened at 30.76 on Friday. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 1-year low of $21.99 and a 1-year high of $37.17. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $29.35 and its 200-day moving average is $29.72. The stock’s market cap is $7.17 billion.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.10 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.18. CF Industries Holdings had a net margin of 2.14% and a return on equity of 0.37%. The firm had revenue of $1.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.06 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.33 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post ($0.70) EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be paid a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.90%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 11th. CF Industries Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -75.47%.

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CF has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Royal Bank Of Canada decreased their price objective on shares of CF Industries Holdings from $27.00 to $26.00 and set an “underperform” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $31.00 price objective on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a research report on Friday, April 21st. Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $32.00 price objective (down previously from $34.00) on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a research report on Saturday, April 22nd. Finally, Cowen and Company set a $30.00 price objective on shares of CF Industries Holdings and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 4th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $32.58.

In related news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of the firm’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 sale, the vice president now owns 59,732 shares in the company, valued at $1,883,349.96. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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

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