CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Shares Sold by Oakbrook Investments LLC

Oakbrook Investments LLC decreased its holdings in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 2.2% in the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 22,410 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 500 shares during the quarter. Oakbrook Investments LLC’s holdings in CF Industries were worth $916,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Appleton Partners Inc. MA raised its position in CF Industries by 19.9% in the first quarter. Appleton Partners Inc. MA now owns 14,160 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $579,000 after acquiring an additional 2,355 shares in the last quarter. Tompkins Financial Corp acquired a new stake in CF Industries in the first quarter valued at $140,000. Centre Asset Management LLC grew its holdings in CF Industries by 3.5% in the first quarter. Centre Asset Management LLC now owns 175,230 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $7,163,000 after purchasing an additional 5,940 shares during the last quarter. Sciencast Management LP acquired a new stake in CF Industries in the first quarter valued at $781,000. Finally, Scout Investments Inc. grew its holdings in CF Industries by 3.7% in the first quarter. Scout Investments Inc. now owns 134,896 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $5,515,000 after purchasing an additional 4,840 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 95.73% of the company’s stock.

CF opened at $45.14 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 1.81, a quick ratio of 1.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82. The firm has a market cap of $10.06 billion, a P/E ratio of 36.40, a P/E/G ratio of 3.54 and a beta of 0.71. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $37.02 and a 52 week high of $56.51.

CF Industries (NYSE:CF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 13th. The basic materials company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.51 by ($0.30). The company had revenue of $1.13 billion for 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%. The firm’s revenue was up 3.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned ($0.02) EPS. Equities analysts predict that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post 2.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

CF has been the topic of several research reports. Cowen reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $62.00 target price (down previously from $68.00) on shares of CF Industries in a report on Wednesday, March 6th. Citigroup lowered their target price on CF Industries from $60.00 to $51.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, January 7th. Sanford C. Bernstein lowered CF Industries from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $44.40 target price on the stock. in a report on Monday, January 14th. Zacks Investment Research lowered CF Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 11th. Finally, Bank of America lowered CF Industries from a “buy” rating to an “underperform” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $50.00 to $38.00 in a report on Thursday. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.45.

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About CF Industries

CF Industries Holdings, Inc manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. Its principal nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution, and ammonium nitrate. The company also offers diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid, and aqua ammonia products, as well as compound fertilizer products with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.

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