Analyzing CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF) By Technical Indicators

As of Friday close, CF Industries Holdings Inc.’s (NYSE:CF) stock was up $5.23, moving up 5.30 percent to $103.86. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,204,820 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $4.04 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 3,221,675, while in the previous 50 days, it was 4,294,684.


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Since last month, CF stock retreated -4.72%. Shares of the company fell to $90.06 on 05/09/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $113.49 was reached on 04/13/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $43.19. Since the beginning of this year, CF’s stock price has risen by 46.74% or $33.08, and marked a new high 24 times. However, the stock has declined by -8.48% since its 52-week high.

CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF) last reported insider trading activity 61 days ago on Mar 14. Hoker Richard A, the VP and Corporate Controller of the company, disposed of 4,085 shares for $93.93 on Mar 14. It resulted in a $383,719 divestment by the insider. Malik Ashraf K sold 5,033 shares at an average price of $97.32 on Mar 11. The insider now owns 15,707 shares following the transaction. On Mar 11, VP and Corporate Controller Hoker Richard A sold 2,686 shares at $97.52 apiece. The transaction was valued at $261,931.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF) has a P/E ratio of about 24.47. The stock’s beta is 1.01. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.34, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 5.41, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 7.47 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.40 per share was paid out, which is 33.33% more than last year’s $0.30. On Wednesday April 27 2022, a $0.10 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, CF Industries Holdings Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.50, while its current ratio was 1.70, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.74, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.87. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 36.50% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 47.50%. Based on annual data, CF earned $2.39 billion in gross profit and brought in $6.54 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 21.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 49.30%.

In CF Industries Holdings Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $2.96 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. CF’s revenue rose 63.46% to $2.54 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $2.87 billion. While analysts expected CF Industries Holdings Inc. to report $0.99 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was -$0.86 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -186.90%. During the quarter, the company generated $1.87 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of CF Industries Holdings Inc. were 7.03 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $3.72 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $208.6 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at CF Industries Holdings Inc.’s (CF) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 65.45%, the RSI 9-day stood at 60.58% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current CF Industries Holdings Inc. price is up by +4.05% percent or $4.04. At present, CF shares trade -4.20% below its 20-day simple moving average and +61.93% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +19.24% above its SMA50 and +118.06% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 55.96% and Stochastic coefficient D was 36.70%, while ATR was 6.11. Given the Stochastic reading of 83.03% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 56.87%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 1.01, while the 14-day reading stands at 1.57.

Analyst Ratings

CF Industries Holdings Inc. downgraded its rating on CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CF) to an Equal weight in a note to investors on April 14, 2022. The analysts firm previously had an Overweight rating on the stock.CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, CF is a sell, and 10 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate CF Industries Holdings Inc. stock as buy, with 7 recommending it as overweight.

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