Press coverage about CF Industries (NYSE:CF) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CF Industries earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 47.5865065511761 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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Shares of CF Industries (NYSE CF) traded up $0.31 on Friday, reaching $40.39. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 3,362,081 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,490,000. CF Industries has a 12 month low of $25.04 and a 12 month high of $43.98. The company has a current ratio of 1.71, a quick ratio of 1.51 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80. The firm has a market cap of $9,420.00, a PE ratio of -22.07, a P/E/G ratio of 25.61 and a beta of 1.21.

CF Industries (NYSE:CF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The basic materials company reported ($0.39) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.35) by ($0.04). CF Industries had a negative return on equity of 2.29% and a negative net margin of 10.95%. The firm had revenue of $870.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $733.63 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.13 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 27.9% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that CF Industries will post -0.34 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Credit Suisse Group set a $40.00 price objective on CF Industries and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Zacks Investment Research cut CF Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Stephens assumed coverage on CF Industries in a research report on Monday, December 4th. They issued an “equal weight” rating and a $38.00 price objective for the company. Atlantic Securities cut CF Industries from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Cowen raised their price objective on CF Industries from $27.00 to $33.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. CF Industries has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $35.74.

In other CF Industries news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 7,500 shares of CF Industries stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.50, for a total transaction of $273,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 67,232 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,453,968. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Stephen A. Furbacher sold 3,500 shares of CF Industries stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total value of $126,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 50,854 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,830,744. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

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About CF Industries

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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