What’s CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Upside After Today’s Bearish Options Activity?

 What's CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Upside After Today's Bearish Options Activity?

In today’s session CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) recorded an unusually high (358) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the November, 2016 put, expecting serious CF decrease. With 358 contracts traded and 534 open interest for the Nov, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: CF161118P00024000 closed last at: $1.1 or 0% . About 3.62M shares traded hands. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has declined 24.92% since March 30, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 27.94% the S&P500.

Analysts await CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) to report earnings on November, 2. They expect $0.13 earnings per share, down 73.47% or $0.36 from last year’s $0.49 per share. CF’s profit will be $29.70 million for 47.13 P/E if the $0.13 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.33 actual earnings per share 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. CF Industries Holdings has been the topic of 47 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Credit Suisse maintained CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) rating on Friday, August 7. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $70 price target. As per Tuesday, August 23, the company rating was upgraded by UBS. As per Wednesday, January 27, the company rating was upgraded by CLSA. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $60 target price in Friday, August 21 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 26 by Citigroup. The stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Tuesday, May 24 by Scotia Capital. The stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, July 22 by Susquehanna. The stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has “Sector Perform” rating given on Friday, February 5 by RBC Capital Markets. On Thursday, August 18 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight”. CLSA upgraded the shares of CF in a report on Monday, June 6 to “Buy” rating.

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.
Bridger Limited Liability Com reported 559,781 shares or 0.87% of all its holdings. Mount Kellett Mgmt L P holds 29.01% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 827,905 shares. Ferguson Wellman Cap Mngmt Incorporated holds 0.02% or 17,868 shares in its portfolio. Creative Planning holds 0% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 1,226 shares. Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec reported 143,772 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Checchi Capital Advisers Llc has 1,339 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Barnett & holds 0% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 125 shares. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas accumulated 589,623 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Royal London Asset Management Limited accumulated 0.03% or 83,505 shares. Hermes Investment Limited owns 14,175 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust has 0.03% invested in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 662,110 shares. The Minnesota-based Advantus Mgmt has invested 0.02% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Moreover, Sg Americas Securities Llc has 0.01% invested in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 30,119 shares. Los Angeles Management And Equity Research last reported 0.07% of its portfolio in the stock. Jane Street Limited Liability Company reported 56,009 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. is the maker and distributor of nitrogen fertilizer and other nitrogen products. The company has a market cap of $5.60 billion. The Company’s nitrogen fertilizer products are ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution and ammonium nitrate (AN). It has a 30.09 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: Businesswire.com, which released: “CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Announces Dates for Third Quarter 2016 Results …” on October 14, 2016. Businesswire.com‘s article titled: “CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Declares Quarterly Dividend” and published on October 11, 2016 is yet another important article.

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