Sigma Planning Corp decreased its position in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 11.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 20,303 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 2,739 shares during the quarter. Sigma Planning Corp’s holdings in CF Industries Holdings were worth $714,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 2.2% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 24,160,218 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $675,520,000 after purchasing an additional 523,655 shares during the period. Capital World Investors raised its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 21.4% in the 2nd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 15,203,728 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $425,096,000 after purchasing an additional 2,675,809 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 3.0% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 3,888,875 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $108,724,000 after purchasing an additional 114,534 shares during the period. Tyrus Capital S.A.M. raised its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 7.8% in the 2nd quarter. Tyrus Capital S.A.M. now owns 2,815,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $78,707,000 after purchasing an additional 204,885 shares during the period. Finally, Glendon Capital Management LP increased its position in shares of CF Industries Holdings by 14.3% in the second quarter. Glendon Capital Management LP now owns 2,619,751 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $73,248,000 after acquiring an additional 327,600 shares during the last quarter.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on CF shares. ValuEngine raised CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Credit Suisse Group cut CF Industries Holdings from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their price target for the stock from $31.00 to $30.00 in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. BidaskClub cut CF Industries Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Piper Jaffray Companies reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 16th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $34.74.

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Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) traded down $0.20 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $35.32. 4,213,000 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,539,898. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 1.71 and a quick ratio of 1.51. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $25.04 and a 52 week high of $39.32.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The basic materials company reported ($0.39) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.35) by ($0.04). The company had revenue of $870.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $733.63 million. CF Industries Holdings had a negative return on equity of 2.29% and a negative net margin of 10.95%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 27.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.13 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post -0.35 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 30th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.40%. CF Industries Holdings’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -65.57%.

CF Industries Holdings Company Profile

CF Industries Holdings, Inc manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizer, and other nitrogen products. The Company’s nitrogen fertilizer products are ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution (UAN) and ammonium nitrate (AN). Its other nitrogen products include diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), urea liquor, nitric acid and aqua ammonia, which are sold primarily to the Company’s industrial customers, and compound fertilizer products (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium or NPKs).

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF)

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