Could CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Lose Strenght? Option Traders Don’t Think So

 Could CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Lose Strenght? Option Traders Don't Think So

In today’s session CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) registered an unusually high (285) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the October, 2016 call, expecting serious CF increase. With 285 contracts traded and 3044 open interest for the Oct, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: CF161021C00023000 closed last at: $2.11 or 19.9% up. About 904,284 shares traded hands. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has declined 28.71% since March 4, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 36.75% the S&P500.

Analysts await CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) to report earnings on November, 2. They expect $0.13 EPS, down 73.47% or $0.36 from last year’s $0.49 per share. CF’s profit will be $30.08 million for 46.46 P/E if the $0.13 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.33 actual EPS reported by CF Industries Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -60.61% negative EPS growth.

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

Out of 14 analysts covering CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF), 5 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 7 “Hold”. This means 36% are positive. $76 is the highest target while $24 is the lowest. The $41.54 average target is 71.94% above today’s ($24.16) stock price. CF Industries Holdings has been the topic of 47 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $42 target price in Friday, February 19 report. The stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, November 12. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Neutral” on Monday, October 26. BMO Capital Markets maintained CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) rating on Friday, August 21. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and $60 price target. The company was upgraded on Monday, June 6 by Credit Agricole. On Wednesday, December 16 the stock rating was upgraded by Credit Agricole to “Underperform”. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 24 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) earned “Market Perform” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, October 14. The stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, August 23 by UBS. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, August 27 report.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “CF Industries Holdings, Inc. is the holding company for the operations of CF Industries, Inc. CF Industries, Inc. is a major producer and distributor of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer products. CF Industries operates world-scale nitrogen fertilizer plants in Louisiana and Alberta, Canada; conducts phosphate mining and manufacturing operations in Central Florida; and distributes fertilizer products through a system of terminals, warehouses, and associated transportation equipment located primarily in the midwestern United States.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 0.89 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.01, from 0.88 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 79 funds sold all CF Industries Holdings, Inc. shares owned while 125 reduced positions. 38 funds bought stakes while 144 increased positions. They now own 233.51 million shares or 3.14% more from 226.41 million shares in 2016Q1.
Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec has 0.01% invested in the company for 143,772 shares. Calamos Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 45,737 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Carlson Cap Limited Partnership owns 638,943 shares or 0.19% of their US portfolio. Westpac Banking holds 12,581 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Riverpark Limited has invested 0.93% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Nationwide Fund Advsr holds 0.06% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 591,726 shares. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Ltd Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 14,823 shares. Kwmg Llc owns 18,941 shares or 0.25% of their US portfolio. Kanaly accumulated 315 shares or 0% of the stock. Royal London Asset Mgmt Ltd holds 0.03% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 83,505 shares. Hikari Pwr Limited holds 0.02% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 7,900 shares. Moreover, Pnc Fincl Service Gru has 0% invested in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 126,375 shares. Airain accumulated 221,389 shares or 0.31% of the stock. Round Table Lc holds 0.14% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 10,000 shares. Moreover, Amica Mutual Insur has 0.08% invested in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 32,747 shares.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. is the maker and distributor of nitrogen fertilizer and other nitrogen products. The company has a market cap of $5.59 billion. The Company’s nitrogen fertilizer products are ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution and ammonium nitrate (AN). It has a 29.66 P/E ratio. The Company’s other nitrogen products include diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), urea liquor, nitric acid and aqua ammonia, which are sold primarily to its industrial customers, and compound fertilizer products (NPKs).

CF Company Profile

CF Industries Holdings, Inc., incorporated on April 15, 2005, is the maker and distributor of 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). The Company’s other nitrogen products include diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), urea liquor, nitric acid and aqua ammonia, which are sold primarily to its industrial customers, and compound fertilizer products (NPKs), which are solid granular fertilizer products, for which the nutrient content is a combination of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. The Company’s divisions include ammonia, granular urea, UAN, AN and Other.

More news for CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) were recently published by: Forbes.com, which released: “CF Industries Holdings (CF) Shares Cross 5% Yield Mark” on September 30, 2016. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “How To YieldBoost CF Industries Holdings From 4.8% To 13.2% Using Options” and published on October 05, 2016 is yet another important article.

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