CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) current consensus investment analysts is to Hold

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) stock is presently standing at about $29.42 and lots of equity research firms seem to have a target price set on the stock. The median one-year price target of 17 analysts covering the company is $33.00, which suggests the stock could still rise over 11 percent. The highest analyst price target is $42.00, which implies a rally of 57 percent. And a quick view of analyst notes show that 4 are rating the stock a buy while 2 rate CF a strong buy. There are 12 equity research firms advocating a Hold and 0 consider it Sell.

BofA/Merrill analysts provided their view on CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) recently. The rating firm issued a Buy rating to this company in a research note released on Jan 20, 2017. UBS analysts disclosed their opinion on CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) recently. The rating firm gave a Neutral rating to this stock in a research note published on Jan 10, 2017. According to a research note disclosed on Dec 12, 2016, analysts at Barclays have lowered their rating on these shares from Overweight to Equal Weight.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) Transactions Roundup

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Several insiders were part of recent insider activity for the stock. Its Director ARZBAECHER ROBERT C Purchased 21,600 company shares for 502200, in a transaction on 2016-08-16. Following the transaction, the Director is left with a stake of 90,993 shares, currently valued at $2677014. Meanwhile, Director ARZBAECHER ROBERT C purchased 17,275 shares worth $485430, through a transaction dated 2016-05-24. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider is left with a stake of 69,393 shares, amounting $2041542.06. CF Sr. VP, Manufacturing Bohn Christopher D also purchased 12,500 shares, at a stock price of $27.92. This transaction occurred on 2016-05-24 totals $349000. After this transaction, the insider’s stake stands at 31,718 shares, with a market value of $933144.

Executives hold 0.15 percent of the stock. W. Anthony Will is one of the biggest insider owners in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF), according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings. The insider owns 217,700 shares which have current market value of around $6404734.Mr. Stephen R. Wilson is another major inside shareholder in the company. The insider owns 99,327 shares as of less than 0.1%, currently worth $2922200.34. Robert C. Arzbaecher is ranked as third insider holder of the stock. This insider holds 88,443 shares with a market value around $2601993.06 as of recent close.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) Earnings Outlook

In CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF)’s latest quarter, EPS moved to $-0.39 from $0.13 in preceding quarter and revenues reached at $867.00M compared to $680.00M. Analysts had expected CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) to post net income of about $-0.05 per share on $908.63M in revenue. Looking ahead, analysts on average predict that earnings for the current quarter would come in in the range of $-0.02 to $0.26. That is compared with the $0.40 in EPS it reported during the same period a year ago.

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