Pictet Asset Management Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 0.5% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 934,939 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 4,817 shares during the period. Pictet Asset Management Ltd.’s holdings in CF Industries Holdings were worth $25,150,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. CENTRAL TRUST Co boosted its position in shares of 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 valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 24 shares in the last quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. boosted its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 22.4% in the first quarter. First Mercantile Trust Co. now owns 3,691 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $108,000 after buying an additional 676 shares in the last quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. boosted its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 3.3% in the first quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 4,293 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $126,000 after buying an additional 137 shares in the last quarter. Financial Architects Inc boosted its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 22.5% in the second quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 4,350 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $122,000 after buying an additional 800 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. boosted its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 34.5% in the first quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 5,512 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $162,000 after buying an additional 1,415 shares in the last quarter.

Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) opened at 30.76 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average of $29.35 and a 200 day moving average of $29.72. The stock’s market capitalization is $7.17 billion. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 52-week low of $21.99 and a 52-week high of $37.17.

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

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 31st. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.90%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 11th. CF Industries Holdings’s payout ratio is currently -75.47%.

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Several brokerages have issued reports on CF. UBS AG raised shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, May 5th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $25.00 price objective on shares of CF Industries Holdings and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 10th. Credit Suisse Group set a $31.00 price objective on shares of CF Industries Holdings and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, May 28th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 10th. 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 given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $32.58.

In related news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of CF Industries Holdings stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.53, for a total transaction of $201,792.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 59,732 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,883,349.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 1.00% of the stock is owned by 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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