CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF) Is A Stock You Should Watch


As of Friday close, CF Industries Holdings Inc.’s (NYSE:CF) stock was down -$2.13, moving down -2.92 percent to $70.93. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 4,413,420 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$7.54 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 3,109,085, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,908,126.

Since last month, CF stock retreated -16.56%. Shares of the company fell to $70.69 on 03/15/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $119.60 was reached on 02/10/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $70.69. Since the beginning of this year, CF’s stock price has dropped by -16.75% or -$14.27, and marked a new high 7 times. However, the stock has declined by -40.69% since its 52-week high.

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CF stock investors should be aware that CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 204 days ago on Aug 26. Noonan Anne P, the Director of the company, disposed of 3,000 shares for $118.64 on Aug 26. It resulted in a $355,920 divestment by the insider. Will W Anthony sold 102,520 shares at an average price of $110.16 on Aug 24. The insider now owns 322,916 shares following the transaction. On Aug 24, Sr. VP and CFO Bohn Christopher D sold 40,000 shares at $110.84 apiece. The transaction was valued at $4,433,551.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF) has a P/E ratio of about 4.35. The stock’s beta is 1.04. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 1.28, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.76, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 4.64 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.40 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.40. 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 3.20, while its current ratio was 3.70, 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 0.59. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 52.40% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 48.20%. Based on annual data, CF earned $5.86 billion in gross profit and brought in $11.19 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 52.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 74.00%.

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 41.32% to $3.39 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $2.32 billion. While analysts expected CF Industries Holdings Inc. to report $3.33 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $2.27 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -31.80%. The liabilities of CF Industries Holdings Inc. were 5.46 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $3.25 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at CF Industries Holdings Inc.’s (CF) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 24.95%, the RSI 9-day stood at 18.33% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current CF Industries Holdings Inc. price is down by -9.61% percent or -$7.54. At present, CF shares trade -16.86% below its 20-day simple moving average and -33.94% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -13.93% below its SMA50 and -28.19% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 8.73% and Stochastic coefficient D was 7.99%, while ATR was 3.01. Given the Stochastic reading of 1.43% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 24.65%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -4.88, while the 14-day reading stands at -8.09.

Analyst Ratings

CF Industries Holdings Inc. downgraded its rating on CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CF) to a Hold in a note to investors on February 21, 2023. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, CF is a sell, and 10 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 3 analysts rate CF Industries Holdings Inc. stock as buy, with 7 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $100.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $75.00 – $126.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF) will achieve an average price target of $102.16.


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