CF Industries Holdings, Inc. on Focus After Bullish Options Activity

 CF Industries Holdings, Inc. on Focus After Bullish Options Activity

In today’s session CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) registered an unusually high (3,171) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 call, expecting serious CF increase. With 3,171 contracts traded and 54214 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: CF170120C00030000 closed last at: $2.11 or 99.1% up. About 1.67 million shares traded hands. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has declined 17.09% since April 21, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.41% the S&P500.

Analysts await CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.03 earnings per share, down 96.05% or $0.73 from last year’s $0.76 per share. CF’s profit will be $6.64 million for 233.33 P/E if the $0.03 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.13 actual earnings per share reported by CF Industries Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -76.92% 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”, 3 “Sell”, while 6 “Hold”. This means 36% are positive. $76 is the highest target while $22 is the lowest. The $40.61 average target is 45.14% above today’s ($27.98) stock price. CF Industries Holdings has been the topic of 48 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 27 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, December 16 by Credit Agricole. The stock has “Sector Perform” rating given by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, February 5. As per Thursday, August 13, the company rating was downgraded by Vetr. As per Monday, August 24, the company rating was upgraded by Vetr. The rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Underperform” on Tuesday, November 22. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by Bank of America on Wednesday, April 6. As per Thursday, April 14, the company rating was downgraded by Cowen & Co. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Wednesday, August 10 with “Neutral”. As per Monday, March 28, the company rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray.

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 1 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.11, from 0.89 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, 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.
Creative Planning, a Kansas-based fund reported 1,226 shares. Cibc Ww Markets last reported 53,736 shares in the company. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0.01% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 137,637 shares. Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership accumulated 2.16 million shares or 0.03% of the stock. Quantres Asset Mgmt Limited reported 43,300 shares or 0.65% of all its holdings. The New Jersey-based Hanlon Mgmt Inc has invested 0.35% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Blackrock Ltd has 2.19M shares for 0.03% of their US portfolio. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt accumulated 0.03% or 24,675 shares. Kwmg Ltd Liability holds 0.25% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 18,941 shares. Signaturefd Limited Liability holds 0% or 136 shares in its portfolio. Tarbox Gp accumulated 99 shares or 0% of the stock. Tokio Marine Asset Mngmt Co Limited owns 26,348 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Psagot Invest House Limited holds 0% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 3 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems holds 0.02% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 15,300 shares. Omers Administration has 0.06% invested in the company for 129,600 shares.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. is the maker and distributor of nitrogen fertilizer and other nitrogen products. The company has a market cap of $6.20 billion. The Company’s nitrogen fertilizer products are ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution and ammonium nitrate (AN). It has a 94.11 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: Nasdaq.com, which released: “CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 10, 2016” on November 09, 2016. Businesswire.com‘s article titled: “CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter Net Loss of $30 Million and …” and published on November 02, 2016 is yet another important article.

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