JNBA Financial Advisors Acquires 250 Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF)

JNBA Financial Advisors raised its holdings in shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 0.5% in the second quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 47,130 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 250 shares during the period. JNBA Financial Advisors’ holdings in CF Industries were worth $2,201,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in CF Industries by 27.4% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 4,022,001 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $174,768,000 after acquiring an additional 865,928 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its holdings in shares of CF Industries by 33.1% in the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 1,763,130 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $72,077,000 after buying an additional 438,750 shares during the last quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of CF Industries by 7.1% in the 1st quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 1,066,656 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $43,605,000 after buying an additional 71,167 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank boosted its holdings in shares of CF Industries by 1.5% in the 1st quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 770,040 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $31,479,000 after buying an additional 11,600 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. boosted its holdings in shares of CF Industries by 43.9% in the 1st quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 766,477 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $31,333,000 after buying an additional 233,696 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.83% of the company’s stock.

In other news, VP Richard A. Hoker sold 3,665 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $41.15, for a total transaction of $150,814.75. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 63,383 shares in the company, valued at $2,608,210.45. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on CF. Citigroup boosted their price target on shares of CF Industries from $48.00 to $59.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of CF Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, July 18th. Bank of America raised shares of CF Industries from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday. UBS Group boosted their price target on shares of CF Industries from $53.00 to $58.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Finally, Cowen reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $54.00 price target (down from $56.00) on shares of CF Industries in a report on Wednesday, May 15th. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. CF Industries currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $51.67.

Shares of CF Industries stock opened at $51.32 on Tuesday. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 52-week low of $38.90 and a 52-week high of $56.51. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $47.52. The company has a market cap of $11.65 billion, a PE ratio of 41.39, a P/E/G ratio of 4.41 and a beta of 0.92. The company has a quick ratio of 1.15, a current ratio of 1.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.72.

CF Industries (NYSE:CF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 31st. The basic materials company reported $1.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.47. CF Industries had a return on equity of 7.22% and a net margin of 9.67%. The business had revenue of $1.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.39 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.63 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 15.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Research analysts predict that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post 1.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, August 15th will be paid a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.34%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 14th. CF Industries’s dividend payout ratio 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for CF Industries (NYSE:CF)

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