A Sr. VP, Manufacturing & D’istn Of CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF) Sells 58090.0 Shares

CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CF) saw an upside of 9.53% to close Friday at $61.14 after adding $5.32 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 4,242,300 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $61.26 in the past week and touched a new high 2 times within the past 5 days. An average of 3,182,870 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 2,561,396.

CF’s 1-month performance is 35.93% or $16.16 on its low of $44.04 reached on 09/09/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $25.30 and high of $57.19, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 10/01/21. YTD, CF has achieved 57.94% or $22.43 and has reached a new high 16 times. However, the current price is up 6.91%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Oct 01, 3 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF). Malik Ashraf K (Sr. VP, Manufacturing & D’istn) most recently sold 58,090 shares at $59.80 per share on Oct 01. This transaction cost the insider $3,473,517. Sr. VP and CFO, Bohn Christopher D, sold 56,580 shares at a price of $59.30 on Oct 01. Then, on Oct 01, Sr.VP,Sales,Mkt Dev & Supp Chn Frost Bert A sold 79,875 shares at a price of $59.24 per share. This transaction amounted to $4,731,797.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 110.17 and a low of 9.522. CF stock has a beta of 1.09. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 2.62 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 4.06, with the price to cash flow ratio at 20.38.

CF Industries Holdings Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share. Its dividend yield is 1.96% and the payout ratio is 56.60%. CF’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Aug. 31, when it paid $0.30 a share compared with prior rate of $0.30, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 15 consecutive years with the latest dividend decrease of $1.20 reported on Thursday July 23 2015.

It is projected that CF Industries Holdings Inc.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 15-Nov. CF is expected to distribute $0.30 as its next dividend.

CF Industries Holdings Inc.’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 2.00, with the current ratio over the same period at 2.40 meaning that CF stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 1.14, while the total debt to equity was 1.14. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 23.20%The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 36.66% while for the period ending June 29; CF Industries Holdings Inc.’s operating margin was 19.30%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $801.0 million against revenue of $4.12 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Analysts expected CF to announce $1.57 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.14, representing a -27.40% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $693.0 million. CF stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 6.05 billion, with total debt at $3.95 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $215.1 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 01 October was 86.77% to suggest the stock is trending Overbought, with historical volatility in this time period at 41.73%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $57.24, reflecting a +11.49% or $6.30 change from its current price. CF is currently trading +33.03% above its 20-day SMA, +12.45% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by +29.48% and +59.43% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 94.48% and 94.24% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 2.13. The RSI (14) points at 81.51%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 99.22% with the period’s ATR at 1.96. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 2.94 and 5.35 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CF), BofA Securities reiterated its a Buy rating for the company but lifted their price target by $64 to $67. Analysts offering their rating for CF stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate CF as a “sell,”, while 6 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 11 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is CF’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $54.00 and a high of $71.00, with their median price target at $60.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF) stock is $61.03.


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