Patton Albertson Miller Group LLC cut its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 17.5% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 18,681 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 3,949 shares during the period. Patton Albertson Miller Group LLC’s holdings in CF Industries were worth $795,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Saratoga Research & Investment Management acquired a new position in CF Industries during the third quarter worth $108,000. Delphi Private Advisors LLC acquired a new position in CF Industries during the fourth quarter worth $144,000. Stuart Chaussee & Associates Inc. acquired a new position in CF Industries during the fourth quarter worth $144,000. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new position in CF Industries during the third quarter worth $183,000. Finally, Advisor Partners LLC acquired a new position in CF Industries during the fourth quarter worth $212,000.
A number of research firms have weighed in on CF. Credit Suisse Group set a $40.00 price objective on shares of CF Industries and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 16th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of CF Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Stephens began coverage on shares of CF Industries in a research report on Monday, December 4th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $38.00 price objective for the company. Atlantic Securities cut shares of CF Industries from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Cowen upped their price objective on shares of CF Industries from $27.00 to $33.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $35.74.
Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE CF) opened at $39.91 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $9,309.41, a PE ratio of -21.81, a PEG ratio of 25.31 and a beta of 1.03. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 1.71 and a quick ratio of 1.51. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 12-month low of $25.04 and a 12-month high of $43.98.
In other news, Director Stephen A. Furbacher sold 3,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total value of $126,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 50,854 shares in the company, valued at $1,830,744. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, VP Bert A. Frost sold 7,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.50, for a total transaction of $273,750.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 67,232 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,453,968. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
CF Industries Company Profile
CF Industries Holdings, Inc manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizer, and other nitrogen products. The Company’s nitrogen fertilizer products are ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution (UAN) and ammonium nitrate (AN). Its other nitrogen products include diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), urea liquor, nitric acid and aqua ammonia, which are sold primarily to the Company’s industrial customers, and compound fertilizer products (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium or NPKs).
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