CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) Has Been Upgraded Today by HSBC to a Buy

August 9, 2018 - By Victoria Pittman

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Investors sentiment increased to 0.92 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.08, from 0.84 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 44 investors sold CF Industries Holdings, Inc. shares while 151 reduced holdings. 68 funds opened positions while 111 raised stakes. 228.15 million shares or 0.61% less from 229.56 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.

North Star Investment Mngmt has 600 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Two Sigma Secs Lc accumulated 7,008 shares or 0% of the stock. Price T Rowe Incorporated Md reported 24.48M shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Hodges Cap Mngmt invested in 10,691 shares. Parallax Volatility Advisers Limited Partnership reported 8,563 shares stake. Archford Cap Strategies Ltd Liability Com invested 0% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Walleye Trading Ltd Liability Corporation reported 0% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Janney Montgomery Scott Limited holds 12,448 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Slate Path L P owns 2.45% invested in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 1.02M shares. Aperio Limited Com invested in 116,168 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Apg Asset Mngmt Nv accumulated 0.02% or 327,285 shares. Arizona State Retirement reported 57,896 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Canada Pension Plan Invest Board holds 0.03% or 412,714 shares. Boston Prns accumulated 76,786 shares or 0% of the stock. Td Asset Mngmt Incorporated invested in 0.01% or 110,832 shares.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) Stock Upgrade

In an analyst note revealed to clients and investors today, HSBC increased shares of CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) to a solid Buy rating from their previous Hold rating.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering CF Industries (NYSE:CF), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 42% are positive. CF Industries has $60 highest and $35.0 lowest target. $43.86’s average target is -10.60% below currents $49.06 stock price. CF Industries had 21 analyst reports since February 15, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Sector Outperform” rating on Thursday, June 28 by Scotia Capital. The stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) earned “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Thursday, March 8. Citigroup maintained CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) on Tuesday, April 10 with “Neutral” rating. On Wednesday, July 11 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sell” on Thursday, April 19. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 21 by Cowen & Co. JP Morgan maintained CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) on Tuesday, February 20 with “Neutral” rating. As per Wednesday, August 8, the company rating was upgraded by HSBC. Scotia Capital maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, February 15 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Thursday, February 15 report.

The stock increased 1.01% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $49.06. About 614,671 shares traded. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has risen 48.31% since August 9, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.74% the S&P500.

Analysts await CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) to report earnings on November, 7. They expect $-0.07 EPS, up 82.05 % or $0.32 from last year’s $-0.39 per share. After $0.63 actual EPS reported by CF Industries Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -111.11 % negative EPS growth.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. The company has market cap of $11.45 billion. The firm operates through Ammonia, Granular Urea, UAN, AN, Other, and Phosphate divisions. It has a 19.51 P/E ratio. The Company’s principal nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate.

More recent CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “CF Industries +4% following strong Q2 earnings beat” on August 01, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “CF Industries Holdings (CF) Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on August 02, 2018. Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Here’s Why CF Industries Rose as Much as 11.7% Today” with publication date: August 02, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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