Hot Stock to Watch: CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF)

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stock overview

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) belonging to the Basic Materials sector has surged 2.9% and closed its last trading session at $29.48.

The company reported its EPS on 11/02/2016. Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $27.34.

The consensus recommendation, according to Zacks Investment research, is 2.86. The scale runs from 1 to 5 with 1 recommending Strong Buy and 5 recommending a Strong Sell. The Stock had a 2.57 Consensus Analyst Recommendation 30 Days Ago, whereas 60 days ago and 90 days ago the analyst recommendations were 2.57 and 2.54 respectively.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. on 11/02/2016 reported its EPS as $0.13 with the analysts projecting the EPS of the stock as $-0.03. The company beat the analyst EPS Estimate with the difference of $0.16. This shows a surprise factor of 533.3%.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Earnings, with 18 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $-0.07. Whereas they predicted High and Low Earnings Estimate as $0.1 and $-0.28 respectively. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $0.76.

Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for CF Industries Holdings, Inc. as $896.77 Million in the Current Quarter. This estimate is provided by 13 analysts. The High Revenue estimate is predicted as 1.03 Billion, while the Low Revenue Estimate prediction stands at 774 Million. The company’s last year sales total was 1.12 Billion.

For the Current Quarter, the growth estimate for CF Industries Holdings, Inc. is -109.2%, while for the Next Quarter the stock growth estimate is -95%. In the past 5 years, the stock showed growth of -25.46% per annum. While for the next 5 years, the growth estimate is -10.5%.

The Company got Downgrade by Barclays on 12-Dec-16 from Overweight to Equal Weight.

Insider Trades for CF Industries Holdings, Inc. show that the latest trade was made on 15 Aug 2016 where Arzbaecher (Robert C), the Director completed a transaction type “Buy” in which 21600 shares were traded at a price of $23.25.

19 analysts projected Price Targets for CF Industries Holdings, Inc.. The analysts believe that the company stock price could grow as high as $36. The Low Price target projection by analysts is $21 and the Mean Price Target is $27.34.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has the market capitalization of $6.87 Billion. The company rocked its 52-Week High of $44.6 on Dec 23, 2015 and touched its 52-Week Low of $20.77 on Aug 4, 2016. The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of 0.5 percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 1.7% and Return on Investment (ROI) of 8.3 percent.

The stock is currently showing YTD performance of -24.37 Percent. The company has Beta Value of 1.37 and ATR value of 1.3. The Weekly and Monthly Volatility stands at 4.95% and 4.34%.

Company profile:

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.