CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) Analytical Report


CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has a 1 Year Target Estimate of $26.63. The stock traded with the volume of 6.44 Million in the last trading session. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. opened at $27.98 and closed by showing an increase of 5.5%. The Bid price in the last session was $28.96 x 100 and the Ask price was $29.19 x 200. (The ask price is what sellers are willing to take for it. If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. The difference (or spread) goes to the broker/specialist that handles the transaction).

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has the Market Capitalization of 6.75 Billion. The Stock has its 52-week High of $46.67 and 52-Week Low of $20.77 and it touched its 52-week high on Dec 3, 2015 and 52-Week Low on Aug 4, 2016.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. reported its last Earnings on Nov 02 AMC where the company reported Actual EPS of $0.13/Share whereas, the Analyst Estimated EPS was $-0.03/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was $0.16/share. This represented an Earnings Surprise of 533.3%. The company will report its next earnings on Feb 15 – Feb 20 (Est.).

Some analyst provided their insight on Growth Estimates; CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has the Current Quarter Earnings Growth rate of -106.6%. The Next Quarter growth is expected to be -82.5%. In the past 5 years, the stock has earnings growth rate of -18.92% per annum while the Upcoming 5 year’s earnings growth rate is expected to be -7.13% per annum.

18 number of analysts also provided their insight on CF Industries Holdings, Inc., where the Average Price Target for the stock is $26.63. They also projected Low Price Target as $21 while High Price Target is set at $36.

A number of analysts rated the stock as well: 1 analysts believe that the stock is a STRONG BUY while 7 reported it as Buy.10 analysts assigned a HOLD rating, 2 said it’s UNDERPERFORM and 0 say that this stock is a SELL.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. annual Divided is 1.2 while it’s Dividend Yield is 4.15%. The stock has its Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 97.44 and Forward Price to Earnings ratio of 48.89. The company has its Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of 1.71 where Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 1.75, Price to Cash Per share (P/C) of 4.34 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) has a value of 0.

The company has its Return on Assets (ROA) of 0.5 Percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 1.7% and Return on Investment (ROI) displays a value of 8.3%.

The stock is currently trading at Distance from 20-Day simple moving Average of 8.65% whereas, Distance from 50-Day Simple moving average is 16.41 Percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 6.58 percent.

A look at performance overview of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. depicts that Performance (Week) is 1.94 percent while Performance Month is 21.91%. Quarterly performance shows a value of 12.58% and Half Year Performance value stands at 6.09%. Yearly performance of the stock has the value of -32.67 percent. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has its YTD performance of -25.76 Percent. (YTD performance is the most important factor to consider; if YTD is negative, the stock is declining; if the YTD Performance value is Positive the stock is surging).

Insider Trades:

Many Insiders have done trades inside the company. The latest trade was made on 15 Aug 2016 where Director Arzbaecher (Robert C) did a transaction type “Buy” in which 21600 shares were traded at a price of $23.25. Another insider trade includes Officer Hoker (Richard A.) who also initiated a transaction in which 1112 shares were traded on 11 Aug 2016 as “Sell”. On 11 Aug 2016 Officer Jablow Spertus (Wendy S) traded 1307 shares as “Sell” at $22.35. Officer Frost (Bert A) Sell 3714 shares on 11 Aug 2016 at the price of $22.35.

Upgrades/Downgrades Report:

The latest Upgrades/Downgrades was done by Research firm RBC Capital Mkts on 22-Nov-16 who Downgrade the stock from Sector Perform to Underperform. Other firms have also Upgraded/Downgraded the stock. On 6-Jun-16, Credit Agricole took an action “Upgrade” from Outperform to Buy. On 24-May-16, the stock was Downgrade to Underperform by BofA/Merrill.