WINTON GROUP Ltd lowered its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 91.2% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 10,858 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 112,876 shares during the period. WINTON GROUP Ltd’s holdings in CF Industries were worth $472,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund boosted its stake in CF Industries by 4,197.7% in the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 1,101,238 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $25,000 after acquiring an additional 1,075,614 shares in the last quarter. Quantamental Technologies LLC acquired a new position in CF Industries in the fourth quarter valued at $34,000. Financial Gravity Companies Inc. acquired a new position in CF Industries in the fourth quarter valued at $50,000. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in CF Industries in the fourth quarter valued at $121,000. Finally, Almanack Investment Partners LLC. acquired a new position in CF Industries in the third quarter valued at $145,000. 95.88% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
NYSE:CF traded up $0.16 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $44.15. The stock had a trading volume of 20,466 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,719,480. The company has a quick ratio of 1.37, a current ratio of 1.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82. The company has a market cap of $10.15 billion, a P/E ratio of 35.67, a PEG ratio of 3.42 and a beta of 0.77. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a twelve month low of $35.70 and a twelve month high of $56.51.
CF Industries (NYSE:CF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 13th. The basic materials company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by ($0.30). The firm had revenue of $1.13 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.22 billion. CF Industries had a net margin of 6.55% and a return on equity of 4.66%. CF Industries’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned ($0.02) EPS. Analysts expect that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post 2.17 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 15th will be issued a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 14th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.72%. CF Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 96.77%.
Several brokerages have recently weighed in on CF. ValuEngine downgraded shares of CF Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 15th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of CF Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, January 11th. Barclays reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of CF Industries in a research note on Friday, February 15th. Citigroup decreased their target price on shares of CF Industries from $51.00 to $50.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, Stephens upgraded shares of CF Industries from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 19th. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. CF Industries currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $51.65.
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About CF Industries
CF Industries Holdings, Inc manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. The company operates through Ammonia, Granular Urea, UAN, AN, and Other segments. Its principal nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate.
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