Analyst’s Ratings : CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF)

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CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) closed its last session at $40.71. The stock traded within a range of $40.53 and $42.97. The company operates in the Basic Materials sector with a market capitalization of 9.48 Million. Trading volume for CF Industries Holdings, Inc. was 6.62 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has an average volume of 3.38 Million.

Company Profile

CF Industries Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries is a global leader in the manufacturing and distribution of nitrogen products, serving both agricultural and industrial customers. CF Industries operates world-class nitrogen manufacturing complexes in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States, and distributes plant nutrients through a system of terminals, warehouses, and associated transportation equipment located primarily in the Midwestern United States. The company also owns a 50 percent interest in an ammonia facility in The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Its principal nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate. The company also offers diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid, and aqua ammonia, as well as compound fertilizer products with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. It offers products primarily to cooperatives, independent fertilizer distributors, farmers, and industrial users.

Analyst Views

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) received a Buy rating from 1 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 0 analysts say it’s a Hold while 1 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) touched its 1-Year High price of $43.98 on 01/05/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $25.04 on 05/03/17.

EPS & Financials

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $-0.39/Share beating the analyst estimate of $-0.54/Share by a difference of $0.15. This showed a surprise of 27.8% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 15 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $-0.11/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $-0.01/share and a low EPS of $-0.23/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $975.44 Million for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 1.06 Billion and 908 Million respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BEARISH with MEDIUM volatility. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has a 20-Day average volume of 3.04 Million. According to today’s trading volume CF Industries Holdings, Inc. is ABOVE its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BULLISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.1 Percent and Institutional ownership of 32.47 Percent. The return on assets stands at -2.8%, Return on Equity currently is -13.1% and the Return on Investment value is 0.4%.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) gross margin percentage stands at 9.8% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is -3.6 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is -11 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -3.94% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 3.37 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 25.15 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -4.3 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at -3.6%. The return on invested capital is at 0.4%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 20.43.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 25.15%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -4.3% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.