Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. grew its position in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 43.9% during the 1st quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 766,477 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after purchasing an additional 233,696 shares during the quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V.’s holdings in CF Industries were worth $31,333,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in CF. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund grew its holdings in shares of CF Industries by 4,197.7% during 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 buying an additional 1,075,614 shares during the last quarter. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. grew its holdings in shares of CF Industries by 81.3% during the fourth quarter. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. now owns 620 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $27,000 after buying an additional 278 shares during the last quarter. Ffcm LLC grew its holdings in shares of CF Industries by 49.4% during the fourth quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 762 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $33,000 after buying an additional 252 shares during the last quarter. Quantamental Technologies LLC purchased a new stake in shares of CF Industries during the fourth quarter valued at $34,000. Finally, Lindbrook Capital LLC purchased a new stake in shares of CF Industries during the fourth quarter valued at $43,000. 95.28% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of CF Industries from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 22nd. Bank of America downgraded shares of CF Industries from a “buy” rating to an “underperform” rating and decreased their target price for the company from $50.00 to $38.00 in a research report on Thursday, April 18th. Berenberg Bank set a $43.00 target price on shares of CF Industries and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 26th. 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 report on Tuesday, February 19th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada decreased their target price on shares of CF Industries from $50.00 to $45.00 and set a “sector perform” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, January 10th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $50.05.
Shares of CF Industries stock opened at $41.15 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.86 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.19, a PEG ratio of 3.77 and a beta of 0.75. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $38.69 and a fifty-two week high of $56.51. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 1.71 and a quick ratio of 1.17.
CF Industries (NYSE:CF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 1st. The basic materials company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.28 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $1 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.01 billion. CF Industries had a return on equity of 4.81% and a net margin of 7.09%. The company’s revenue was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.27 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts predict that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post 1.95 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 31st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be given a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 14th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.92%. CF Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 96.77%.
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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