What Will Happen to CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Next? The Stock Just Had Huge Bullish Options Activity

 What Will Happen to CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Next? The Stock Just Had Huge Bullish Options Activity

In today’s session CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) registered an unusually high (1,018) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the November, 2016 call, expecting serious CF increase. With 1,018 contracts traded and 13334 open interest for the Nov, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: CF161118C00020000 closed last at: $6.6 or 50% up. About 1.52 million shares traded hands. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has declined 10.02% since April 11, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.16% the S&P500.

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 51.16% above today’s ($27.48) stock price. CF Industries Holdings has been the topic of 47 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Atlantic Securities given on Friday, August 5. On Thursday, August 27 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold”. Piper Jaffray downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Monday, March 28 report. Credit Suisse maintained CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) rating on Friday, August 7. Credit Suisse has “Outperform” rating and $70 price target. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, November 17 by Susquehanna. The stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Monday, October 26. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, July 22 by Susquehanna. The firm has “Buy” rating by Credit Agricole given on Monday, June 6. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, August 10 by Citigroup. As per Friday, August 14, the company rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital.

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.
Henderson Gp Public Limited Com accumulated 0.02% or 101,867 shares. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) accumulated 7,800 shares or 0.22% of the stock. Retirement Of Alabama reported 118,834 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Kanaly Tru has 0% invested in the company for 315 shares. North Point Portfolio Managers Corp Oh holds 0.88% or 185,952 shares in its portfolio. Bank Of New York Mellon Corporation accumulated 5.48 million shares or 0.04% of the stock. Employees Retirement System Of Texas holds 0.01% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 18,000 shares. Genesee Valley Tru last reported 26,119 shares in the company. Moreover, Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd has 0.04% invested in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 6,500 shares. Moreover, Bridger Management Limited Liability Corporation has 0.87% invested in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 559,781 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins Company Ny has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Moreover, Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Investment Mgmt has 0% invested in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 12,500 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt Limited reported 19,875 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Millennium Mngmt Llc reported 1.04M shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Euclid Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 0.01% or 9,790 shares.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. is the maker and distributor of nitrogen fertilizer and other nitrogen products. The company has a market cap of $6.56 billion. The Company’s nitrogen fertilizer products are ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution and ammonium nitrate (AN). It has a 92.43 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 notable recent CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) news were published by: Forbes.com which released: “Ex-Dividend Reminder: DuPont, CF Industries Holdings and Enbridge” on November 08, 2016, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “CF Industries Smells Nicer This Quarter” published on November 10, 2016, Nasdaq.com published: “CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 10, 2016” on November 09, 2016. More interesting news about CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “CF Industries Holdings Reaches Analyst Target Price” published on November 10, 2016 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Net Loss of $30 Million and …” with publication date: November 02, 2016.

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