CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) is Horseman Capital Management Ltd’s 5th Largest Position

Horseman Capital Management Ltd lifted its holdings in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 7.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 700,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after buying an additional 50,000 shares during the period. CF Industries Holdings makes up 5.5% of Horseman Capital Management Ltd’s holdings, making the stock its 5th biggest position. Horseman Capital Management Ltd owned 0.30% of CF Industries Holdings worth $24,612,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 2.0% in the second quarter. Contravisory Investment Management Inc. now owns 7,803 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $218,000 after buying an additional 153 shares in the last quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 1.0% in the second quarter. Sentry Investment Management LLC now owns 16,879 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $472,000 after buying an additional 160 shares in the last quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System lifted its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 1.4% in the second quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 14,500 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $405,000 after buying an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Argent Trust Co lifted its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 3.0% in the second quarter. Argent Trust Co now owns 7,545 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $211,000 after buying an additional 223 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Peddock Capital Advisors LLC increased its position in CF Industries Holdings by 1.6% during the second quarter. Peddock Capital Advisors LLC now owns 16,907 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $473,000 after purchasing an additional 268 shares during the last quarter.

Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) traded down 0.29% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $37.87. 1,049,296 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $35.54 and its 200 day moving average price is $30.33. The firm’s market cap is $8.83 billion. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a one year low of $22.18 and a one year high of $38.50.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The basic materials company reported $0.10 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.18. The business had revenue of $1.12 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.06 billion. CF Industries Holdings had a negative net margin of 9.98% and a negative return on equity of 0.40%. The company’s revenue was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.33 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post ($0.57) EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.16%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 14th. CF Industries Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -75.47%.

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CF has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. UBS AG restated a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price objective (up from $33.00) on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of CF Industries Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Barclays PLC cut their price objective on shares of CF Industries Holdings from $31.00 to $29.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Stifel Nicolaus restated a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price objective (down from $31.00) on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies restated a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $33.81.

In related news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 6,400 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.53, for a total transaction of $201,792.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 59,732 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,883,349.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.00% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

CF Industries Holdings Profile

CF Industries Holdings, Inc manufactures and distributes 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). Its other nitrogen products include diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), urea liquor, nitric acid and aqua ammonia, which are sold primarily to the Company’s industrial customers, and compound fertilizer products (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium or NPKs).

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)

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