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CF Industries (CF) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$77.51
-0.75 (-0.96%)
(As of 05/24/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$77.06
$78.61
50-Day Range
$73.24
$86.31
52-Week Range
$60.08
$87.90
Volume
1.87 million shs
Average Volume
2.09 million shs
Market Capitalization
$14.17 billion
P/E Ratio
12.88
Dividend Yield
2.58%
Price Target
$85.00

CF Industries MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.13 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
9.7% Upside
$85.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.90% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-8.27
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.36mentions of CF Industries in the last 14 days
Based on 10 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$510,000 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
4.77%
From $5.24 to $5.49 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.23 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

36th out of 168 stocks

Agricultural Chemicals Industry

5th out of 9 stocks

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About CF Industries Stock (NYSE:CF)

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CF) is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of nitrogen fertilizer and other nitrogen-based products. The company's mission is to provide farmers worldwide with the essential nutrients they need to grow crops and feed the world's growing population.

CF Industries produces a wide range of nitrogen products, including ammonia, urea, and nitrogen solutions, sold worldwide to agricultural and industrial customers. The company operates production facilities in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and its products are distributed through a network of distributors and retailers.

CF Industries' primary customers are agricultural producers, including large-scale commercial farmers, distributors, and retailers serving smaller farmers. The company's products are essential for crop growth. The demand for CF Industries' products highly depends on global agricultural conditions, such as crop yields, weather patterns, and commodity prices.

CF Industries has achieved many significant milestones over the years, including the recent completion of a major expansion project at its Donaldsonville, Louisiana, facility. This expansion has increased the company's production capacity by more than 25% and positioned CF Industries as a leading supplier of nitrogen fertilizer in the United States.

Tony Will, President and Chief Executive Officer, joined CF Industries in 2007 as vice president, corporate development and has served as CEO since 2014. He has over 30 years of experience in the fertilizer industry, including senior leadership positions at PotashCorp and Agrium.

CF Industries has reported strong financial performance in recent years, with revenue and Net income rising. The company's profit margins have remained stable, with gross margin averaging 27% over the past several years. CF Industries has a strong balance sheet. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio lower than the industry average and indicates a conservative approach to financing. CF Industries' stock is currently trading at a price-to-earnings ratio and a price-to-book ratio lower than the industry averages. This suggests that CF Industries' stock is undervalued compared to its peers.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has had a strong stock performance over the past year compared to the overall market. The global agricultural markets have driven the company's stock, with rising demand for nitrogen fertilizer products leading to higher sales and profits.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. operates in the agricultural chemicals industry, which is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 3.7% from 2021 to 2026. The industry is highly competitive, with many global players vying for market share. However, the industry is also highly consolidated, with a few large players dominating the market.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. is one of the world's largest producers and distributors of nitrogen fertilizers, with a leading market position in North America. The company operates six nitrogen fertilizer production facilities in North America and one in the United Kingdom, giving it a strong competitive advantage in production capacity and distribution.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has several growth opportunities that could help drive future earnings and share price growth. The company is investing in expanding its production capacity to meet the rising demand for nitrogen fertilizer products. In addition, the company is exploring opportunities to expand into new markets, such as Asia and Latin America, where the need for nitrogen fertilizers is expected to grow strongly in the coming years.

The company also invests in research and development to develop new products to help farmers improve crop yields and reduce environmental impacts. This could help the company differentiate itself from competitors and capture a larger market share.

The company also faces regulatory risks, with governments worldwide increasingly focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural activities. This could lead to stricter environmental regulations that could increase costs and reduce profitability.

CF Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 2/29 Dividend
2/14/2024
Dividend Payable
2/29/2024
Last Earnings
5/01/2024
Ex-Dividend for 5/31 Dividend
5/14/2024
Today
5/25/2024
Dividend Payable
5/31/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
8/07/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Agricultural chemicals
Sub-Industry
Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals
CUSIP
12526910
Employees
2,700
Year Founded
1946

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$85.00
High Stock Price Target
$99.00
Low Stock Price Target
$69.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+9.7%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.13
Research Coverage
16 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.53 billion
Pretax Margin
28.40%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$6.63 billion
Cash Flow
$12.56 per share
Book Value
$43.75 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
182,014,000
Market Cap
$14.17 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.02

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CF Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell CF Industries stock right now?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for CF Industries in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 10 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" CF shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in CF, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is CF Industries' stock price target for 2024?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month target prices for CF Industries' stock. Their CF share price targets range from $69.00 to $99.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $85.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.7% from the stock's current price.
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How have CF shares performed in 2024?

CF Industries' stock was trading at $79.50 at the start of the year. Since then, CF shares have decreased by 2.5% and is now trading at $77.51.
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Are investors shorting CF Industries?

CF Industries saw a decline in short interest during the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 5,270,000 shares, a decline of 5.4% from the April 15th total of 5,570,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,670,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.0 days. Currently, 2.9% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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When is CF Industries' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 7th 2024.
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How were CF Industries' earnings last quarter?

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May, 1st. The basic materials company reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.47 by $0.44. The basic materials company had revenue of $1.47 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.46 billion. CF Industries had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 14.08% and a net margin of 19.03%. The company's quarterly revenue was down 26.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $2.85 EPS.
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How often does CF Industries pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for CF Industries?

CF Industries announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, April 18th. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.50 per share on Friday, May 31st. This represents a $2.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 14th.
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Is CF Industries a good dividend stock?

CF Industries (NYSE:CF) pays an annual dividend of $2.00 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.56%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 3 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 33.22%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, CF will have a dividend payout ratio of 36.43% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What is W. Anthony Will's approval rating as CF Industries' CEO?

50 employees have rated CF Industries Chief Executive Officer W. Anthony Will on Glassdoor.com. W. Anthony Will has an approval rating of 84% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of CF Industries own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other CF Industries investors own include AT&T (T), Bank of America (BAC), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Intel (INTC), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Verizon Communications (VZ), Walt Disney (DIS), Pfizer (PFE) and CVS Health (CVS).

Who are CF Industries' major shareholders?

CF Industries' stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (12.39%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (7.38%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.86%), Capital World Investors (1.94%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (1.17%) and Earnest Partners LLC (1.17%). Insiders that own company stock include Anne P Noonan, Ashraf K Malik, Bert A Frost, Christopher D Bohn, Douglas C Barnard, Richard A Hoker, Stephen A Furbacher, Susan L Menzel and W Anthony Will.
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How do I buy shares of CF Industries?

Shares of CF stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does CF Industries have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of CF Industries: CF Chemicals Ltd., CF Fertilisers UK Limited, CF Global Holding Company LLC, CF Industries (Barbados) SRL, CF Industries (UK) Limited, CF Industries Canada Investment ULC, CF Industries Carbon Capture D LLC, CF Industries Carbon Capture Y LLC, CF Industries Clean Energy LLC, CF Industries Distribution Facilities LLC, CF Industries Employee Services LLC, CF Industries Energy Ventures LLC, CF Industries Enterprises LLC, CF Industries Inc., CF Industries Nitrogen LLC, CF Industries Peru S.A.C., CF Industries Sales LLC, CF Nitrogen Trinidad Limited, CF USA Holdings LLC, CFN Holdings LLC, Canadian Fertilizers Limited, Point Lisas Nitrogen Limited, Terra Industries Inc., Terra International (Canada) Inc., Terra International (Oklahoma) LLC, and Terra Nitrogen Limited Partnership.
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This page (NYSE:CF) was last updated on 5/26/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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