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NYSE:CF - CF Industries Stock Price, Forecast & News

$44.56
+0.54 (+1.23 %)
(As of 12/11/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$43.84
Now: $44.56
$45.10
50-Day Range
$43.98
MA: $45.89
$47.66
52-Week Range
$38.90
Now: $44.56
$55.15
Volume2.74 million shs
Average Volume2.37 million shs
Market Capitalization$9.69 billion
P/E Ratio35.94
Dividend Yield2.73%
Beta0.95
CF Industries Holdings, Inc manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. Its principal nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution, and ammonium nitrate. The company also offers diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid, and aqua ammonia products, as well as compound fertilizer products with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Agricultural chemicals
Sub-IndustryFertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals
SectorBasic Materials
CUSIP12526910
Phone847-405-2400

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.43 billion
Cash Flow$5.02 per share
Book Value$24.83 per share

Profitability

Net Income$290 million

Miscellaneous

Employees3,000
Market Cap$9.69 billion
Next Earnings Date2/12/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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CF Industries (NYSE:CF) Frequently Asked Questions

What is CF Industries' stock symbol?

CF Industries trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CF."

How often does CF Industries pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for CF Industries?

CF Industries declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 15th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share on Friday, November 29th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.69%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 14th. View CF Industries' Dividend History.

How will CF Industries' stock buyback program work?

CF Industries declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a share buyback plan on Wednesday, August 1st 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 4.8% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's management believes its stock is undervalued.

How were CF Industries' earnings last quarter?

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 30th. The basic materials company reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.35 by $0.06. The basic materials company had revenue of $1.04 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.06 billion. CF Industries had a net margin of 10.42% and a return on equity of 7.98%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down .2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.13 EPS. View CF Industries' Earnings History.

When is CF Industries' next earnings date?

CF Industries is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 12th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for CF Industries.

What price target have analysts set for CF?

16 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for CF Industries' stock. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $66.00. On average, they anticipate CF Industries' stock price to reach $51.14 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 14.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for CF Industries.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for CF Industries?

16 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for CF Industries in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 7 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for CF Industries.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about CF Industries stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about CF Industries stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "CF Industries’ profits increased year over year in third-quarter 2019. However, earnings per share and sales missed the respective Zacks Consensus Estimate. The company is likely to benefit from higher nitrogen fertilizer demand in major markets. Higher nitrogen prices are also expected to support sales and margins. Further, the company is expected to gain from efforts to boost production capacity. Also, CF Industries is enjoying the benefits of ample natural gas supply. It is also committed to boost shareholders’ value by leveraging on strong cash flows. However, the company has a debt-laden balance sheet. Planned maintenance turnaround may impact its production. Moreover, the company is exposed to challenging agriculture market fundamentals. Persistent softness in agricultural commodity pricing is another concern." (11/4/2019)
  • 2. Barclays PLC analysts commented, "We think this dynamic is well understood by the market with Nutrien providing similar commentary with its results last week. Over the course of 2019, CF remains constructive on the nitrogen market due to: a) incremental net global nitrogen capacity will grow below the historical nitrogen demand growth rate b) part of that new capacity (1.2MMT) may be delayed due to U. S. sanctions on Iran, c) Chinese exports remaining in the 2-3MMT range (~2.4MMT in 2018) and d) solid demand from India and Brazil. CF expects ~12MMT of urea imports between these two countries in 2019, which would be at a similar volume level to 2018. We think average realized pricing could be softer in the back half of 2019, especially 3Q y/y, than consensus has modeled. CF announced a new $1B share repurchase program through 2021." (2/15/2019)

Has CF Industries been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about CF stock has been trending somewhat negative on Wednesday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. CF Industries earned a daily sentiment score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the basic materials company a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future. View News Stories for CF Industries.

Are investors shorting CF Industries?

CF Industries saw a increase in short interest in the month of November. As of November 29th, there was short interest totalling 4,010,000 shares, an increase of 17.6% from the November 14th total of 3,410,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,980,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.0 days. Approximately 1.9% of the shares of the stock are short sold. View CF Industries' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of CF Industries' key competitors?

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 Cisco Systems (CSCO), Alibaba Group (BABA), Bank of America (BAC), AT&T (T), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Netflix (NFLX), Verizon Communications (VZ), Blackstone Group (BX), Citigroup (C) and Intel (INTC).

Who are CF Industries' key executives?

CF Industries' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. W. Anthony Will, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 53)
  • Mr. Dennis P. Kelleher, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Douglas C. Barnard, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 60)
  • Mr. Bert A. Frost, Sr. VP of Sales, Market Devel. & Supply Chain (Age 54)
  • Mr. Christopher D. Bohn, Sr. VP of Manufacturing & Distribution (Age 51)

Who are CF Industries' major shareholders?

CF Industries' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include State Street Corp (5.25%), Worldquant Millennium Advisors LLC (0.46%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.44%), Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC (0.42%), Man Group plc (0.41%) and Millennium Management LLC (0.36%). Company insiders that own CF Industries stock include Adam L Hall, Bert A Frost, Dennis P Kelleher, Douglas C Barnard, Richard A Hoker, Rosemary L O'brien and Stephen A Furbacher. View Institutional Ownership Trends for CF Industries.

Which major investors are selling CF Industries stock?

CF stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Millennium Management LLC, Scout Investments Inc., Soros Fund Management LLC, Carillon Tower Advisers Inc., Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, Alps Advisors Inc. and Mackay Shields LLC. Company insiders that have sold CF Industries company stock in the last year include Bert A Frost, Dennis P Kelleher, Douglas C Barnard, Richard A Hoker and Stephen A Furbacher. View Insider Buying and Selling for CF Industries.

Which major investors are buying CF Industries stock?

CF stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Man Group plc, Worldquant Millennium Advisors LLC, Squarepoint Ops LLC, State of Tennessee Treasury Department, First Trust Advisors LP, Manning & Napier Group LLC, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D and Alberta Investment Management Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for CF Industries.

How do I buy shares of CF Industries?

Shares of CF can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is CF Industries' stock price today?

One share of CF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $44.56.

How big of a company is CF Industries?

CF Industries has a market capitalization of $9.69 billion and generates $4.43 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $290 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.24 on an earnings per share basis. CF Industries employs 3,000 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About CF Industries.

What is CF Industries' official website?

The official website for CF Industries is http://www.cfindustries.com/.

How can I contact CF Industries?

CF Industries' mailing address is 4 PARKWAY NORTH SUITE 400, DEERFIELD IL, 60015. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at 847-405-2400 or via email at [email protected]industries.com.


MarketBeat Community Rating for CF Industries (NYSE CF)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  717 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  782 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,499
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about CF Industries and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CF will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CF will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/11/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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