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NYSE:CF

CF Industries - CF Stock Forecast, Price & News

$104.17
+1.54 (+1.50%)
(As of 08/16/2022 11:58 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$103.18
$105.32
50-Day Range
$80.60
$104.52
52-Week Range
$43.19
$113.49
Volume
29,859 shs
Average Volume
2.23 million shs
Market Capitalization
$20.76 billion
P/E Ratio
8.54
Dividend Yield
1.53%
Price Target
$97.84

CF Industries MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.47 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
6.1% Downside
$97.84 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
3.05% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-8.27
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.24mentions of CF Industries in the last 14 days
Based on 14 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$634,312 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
-20.81%
From $19.51 to $15.45 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.36 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

71st out of 170 stocks

Agricultural Chemicals Industry

6th out of 10 stocks

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About CF Industries (NYSE:CF) Stock

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and sells hydrogen and nitrogen products for energy, fertilizer, emissions abatement, and other industrial activities worldwide. Its principal products include anhydrous ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate products. The company also offers diesel exhaust fluid, urea liquor, nitric acid, and aqua ammonia products; and compound fertilizer products with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. It primarily serves cooperatives, independent fertilizer distributors, traders, wholesalers, and industrial users. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.

CF Industries Trading Down 1.8 %

CF opened at $102.63 on Tuesday. CF Industries has a 52 week low of $43.19 and a 52 week high of $113.49. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $90.19 and a 200-day simple moving average of $92.36. The firm has a market cap of $20.45 billion, a P/E ratio of 8.41, a P/E/G ratio of 0.89 and a beta of 1.06. The company has a quick ratio of 2.95, a current ratio of 3.41 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39.

CF Industries (NYSE:CF - Get Rating) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 1st. The basic materials company reported $6.19 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $6.23 by ($0.04). CF Industries had a return on equity of 49.10% and a net margin of 25.28%. The firm had revenue of $3.39 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.50 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.14 earnings per share. The company's quarterly revenue was up 113.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that CF Industries will post 19.51 earnings per share for the current year.

CF Industries Dividend Announcement

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, August 31st. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 12th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.56%. CF Industries's dividend payout ratio is currently 13.11%.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Several analysts have weighed in on the company. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price target on CF Industries from $100.00 to $110.00 and gave the company a "sector perform" rating in a research note on Thursday, July 14th. Barclays raised CF Industries from an "equal weight" rating to an "overweight" rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $103.00 to $120.00 in a report on Wednesday, August 10th. Citigroup raised CF Industries from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $117.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price objective on CF Industries from $73.00 to $78.00 and gave the company an "underperform" rating in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, Mizuho boosted their price objective on CF Industries from $81.00 to $120.00 in a report on Friday, April 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has a consensus rating of "Moderate Buy" and a consensus price target of $97.84.

Insider Transactions at CF Industries

In other news, VP Richard A. Hoker sold 6,684 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, June 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.90, for a total value of $634,311.60. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 45,243 shares in the company, valued at $4,293,560.70. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 0.42% of the company's stock.

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CF Stock News Headlines

Barclays Upgrades CF Industries (NYSE:CF) to Overweight
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CF Industries (NYSE:CF) Rating Increased to Buy at Citigroup
CF Industries (NYSE:CF) PT Raised to $108.00
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CF Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/31 Dividend
5/13/2022
Dividend Payable
5/31/2022
Last Earnings
8/01/2022
Ex-Dividend for 8/31 Dividend
8/12/2022
Today
8/16/2022
Dividend Payable
8/31/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/02/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Agricultural chemicals
Sub-Industry
Fertilizers & Agricultural Chemicals
CUSIP
12526910
Employees
3,000
Year Founded
1946

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$97.84
High Stock Price Forecast
$132.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$59.50
Forecasted Upside/Downside
-6.1%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.47
Research Coverage
17 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$917 million
Pretax Margin
40.32%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$6.54 billion
Cash Flow
$10.72 per share
Book Value
$28.14 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
198,424,000
Market Cap
$20.76 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.06

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CF Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell CF Industries stock right now?

17 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 9 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 forecast for 2022?

17 Wall Street research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for CF Industries' shares. Their CF share price forecasts range from $59.50 to $132.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $97.84 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.7%.
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How have CF shares performed in 2022?

CF Industries' stock was trading at $70.78 at the start of the year. Since then, CF shares have increased by 45.0% and is now trading at $102.63.
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Are investors shorting CF Industries?

CF Industries saw a decrease in short interest in June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totaling 6,590,000 shares, a decrease of 23.4% from the June 15th total of 8,600,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 3,500,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.9 days.
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When is CF Industries' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November 2nd 2022.
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How were CF Industries' earnings last quarter?

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August, 1st. The basic materials company reported $6.19 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $6.23 by $0.04. The basic materials company earned $3.39 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.50 billion. CF Industries had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 49.10% and a net margin of 25.28%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 113.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.14 earnings per share.
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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, July 14th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share on Wednesday, August 31st. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 12th.
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Is CF Industries a good dividend stock?

CF Industries (NYSE:CF) pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.53%. The company does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 13.11%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, CF will have a dividend payout ratio of 10.36% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for CF.

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).

What is CF Industries' stock symbol?

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

Who are CF Industries' major shareholders?

CF Industries' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (9.76%), State Street Corp (4.49%), Northern Trust Corp (1.81%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (1.07%), AQR Capital Management LLC (0.91%) and Deutsche Bank AG (0.60%). Insiders that own company stock include Ashraf K Malik, Bert A Frost, Celso L White, Christopher D Bohn, David P Hopkins, Dennis P Kelleher, 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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is CF Industries' stock price today?

One share of CF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $102.63.

How much money does CF Industries make?

CF Industries (NYSE:CF) has a market capitalization of $20.45 billion and generates $6.54 billion in revenue each year. The basic materials company earns $917 million in net income (profit) each year or $12.20 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does CF Industries have?

The company employs 3,000 workers across the globe.

When was CF Industries founded?

CF Industries was founded in 1946.

How can I contact CF Industries?

CF Industries' mailing address is 4 PARKWAY NORTH SUITE 400, DEERFIELD IL, 60015. The official website for the company is www.cfindustries.com. The basic materials company can be reached via phone at (847) 405-2400, via email at mjarosick@cfindustries.com, or via fax at 847-405-2711.

This page (NYSE:CF) was last updated on 8/16/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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