CF Industries Holdings (CF) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media headlines about CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Alpha One Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CF Industries Holdings earned a coverage optimism score of 0.22 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned press coverage about the basic materials company an impact score of 93 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected AlphaOne Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the company. Citigroup Inc decreased their price objective on CF Industries Holdings from $36.00 to $31.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. Royal Bank of Canada decreased their price target on CF Industries Holdings from $27.00 to $26.00 and set an “underperform” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price target on shares of CF Industries Holdings in a report on Wednesday, April 5th. Vetr upgraded CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $38.00 price target for the company in a report on Monday, March 20th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG set a $39.00 price target on CF Industries Holdings and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 16th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.62.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) opened at 26.58 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $29.25 and a 200 day moving average of $29.61. CF Industries Holdings has a 12 month low of $20.77 and a 12 month high of $37.17. The company’s market cap is $6.20 billion.

CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 15th. The basic materials company reported ($0.39) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.06) by $0.33. CF Industries Holdings had a net margin of 1.77% and a return on equity of 5.94%. The business had revenue of $867 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $902.14 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.76 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that CF Industries Holdings will post $0.25 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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About CF Industries Holdings

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).

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