Caxton Associates LP Takes Position in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF)

Caxton Associates LP acquired a new stake in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund acquired 100,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,516,000.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in CF. Capital World Investors raised its holdings in shares of CF Industries by 21.4% during the 2nd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 15,203,728 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $425,096,000 after buying an additional 2,675,809 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new position in shares of CF Industries during the 2nd quarter worth $35,108,000. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans raised its holdings in shares of CF Industries by 12,161.3% during the 2nd quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 1,050,790 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $29,380,000 after buying an additional 1,042,220 shares in the last quarter. Manning & Napier Advisors LLC raised its holdings in shares of CF Industries by 190.0% during the 3rd quarter. Manning & Napier Advisors LLC now owns 1,116,525 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $39,256,000 after buying an additional 731,525 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Anchor Bolt Capital LP raised its holdings in shares of CF Industries by 679.0% during the 3rd quarter. Anchor Bolt Capital LP now owns 711,223 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $25,007,000 after buying an additional 619,928 shares in the last quarter.

In other CF Industries news, Director Stephen A. Furbacher sold 3,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total value of $126,000.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 50,854 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,830,744. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, VP Bert A. Frost sold 7,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.50, for a total value of $273,750.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 67,232 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,453,968. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.00% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on CF shares. Zacks Investment Research raised CF Industries from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Piper Jaffray Companies reissued a “hold” rating and set a $28.00 price target on shares of CF Industries in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. UBS reissued a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 price target (up previously from $33.00) on shares of CF Industries in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. BMO Capital Markets reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $38.00 price target (up previously from $35.00) on shares of CF Industries in a report on Friday, October 6th. Finally, started coverage on CF Industries in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. They set a “hold” rating and a $36.30 price target for the company. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.95.

Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE CF) opened at $39.26 on Friday. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 52-week low of $25.04 and a 52-week high of $39.68. The company has a quick ratio of 1.51, a current ratio of 1.71 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80.

CF Industries (NYSE:CF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The basic materials company reported ($0.39) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.35) by ($0.04). The firm had revenue of $870.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $733.63 million. CF Industries had a negative return on equity of 2.29% and a negative net margin of 10.95%. The company’s revenue was up 27.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.13 EPS. research analysts predict that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post -0.35 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 15th were given a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.06%. CF Industries’s dividend payout ratio is currently -65.57%.

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CF Industries Company 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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