It is trading at $28.92 just a bit higher than the 50 day moving average which is $27.41 and a tad below the 200 day moving average of $30.05. The 50 day moving average went up $1.51 or +5.51% whereas the 200 day moving average was down $-1.13 or -3.77%. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. shares had a trading volume of 6,519K by the end of trading on Thursday. Shares saw a steep increase in trading volume of 90.80% over the normal average daily volume.
There has been some buying insider activity on CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) recently. Christopher D. Bohn, Sr. VP, Manufacturing disclosed the purchase of 12,500 shares of (CF). The shares were purchased at an average price of $27.92. Bohn now owns $885,567 of the stock according to the SEC filing. Robert C. Arzbaecher, Director bought $483,700 worth of shares at an average price of $28.00 on Tue the 24th. That brings Arzbaecher’s holdings to $4,900 as recorded in a recent Form 4 SEC filing.
These funds have also shifted positions in (CF). Fisher Asset Management, LLC downsized its position by shedding 1,547 shares a decrease of 2.2% from 03/31/2017 to 06/30/2017. Fisher Asset Management, LLC claims 67,352 shares worth $1,883,000. The value of the position overall is down by 6.9%. As of quarter end Gateway Investment Advisers LLC had sold a total of 266 shares trimming its stake by 1.6%. The value of the investment in CF went from $486,000 to $455,000 a change of 6.4% since the last quarter.
Creative Planning reduced its holdings by selling 23,631 shares a decrease of 82.5% in the quarter. Creative Planning owns 5,000 shares with a value of $140,000. The total value of its holdings decreased 83.3%. Atria Investments LLC grew its investment by buying 14,559 shares an increase of 18.4%. Atria Investments LLC currently owns 93,547 shares valued at $2,616,000. The value of the position overall is up by 12.9%.
On December 12, 2016 the stock rating was changed to a “Equal-Weight” by Barclays down from the previous “Overweight” rating. On November 22 the stock rating was downgraded from “Sector Perform” to “Underperform” in a report issued by RBC Capital.
On August 23 the company was upgraded to “Buy” from “Buy” with a current price target of $28.00 by analysts at UBS. On August 18 Barclays left the stock rating at “Overweight” but lowered the price expectation to $25.00 from $65.00.
July 7 investment analysts at Citigroup kept the stock rating at “Neutral” but moved down the price target from $374.00 to $25.00. On June 6 the stock rating was upgraded from “Outperform” to “Neutral” and a price target of $30.00 was set in a statement from CLSA.
In the market the company is trading down from yesterday’s close of $29.44. The company recently declared a dividend paid on Wednesday May 31st, 2017. The dividend payment was $0.300 per share for the quarter which comes to $1.20 on an annualized basis. The dividend yield was $4.04. The ex-dividend date was Thursday the 11th of May 2017.
As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $-1.40 and is estimated to be $-0.25 for the current year with 233,184,000 shares presently outstanding. Analysts expect next quarter’s EPS will be $-0.27 and the next full year EPS is anticipated to be $0.61.
CF Industries Holdings, Inc., launched on April 15, 2005, is a manufacturer and distributor of nitrogen fertilizer, and other nitrogen products. The Business’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 Business’s industrial customers, and compound fertilizer products (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium or NPKs). The Business’s segments include ammonia, granular urea, UAN, AN and other..