News coverage about CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) has trended positive this week, AlphaOne Sentiment reports. The research group, a service of Accern, scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. AlphaOne ranks coverage of 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 0.30 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news articles about the basic materials company an impact score of 90 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment’s analysis:
- Deere shares buoyed by South America demand (marketwatch.com)
- Noteworthy Friday Option Activity: S, CF, GLNG (marketnewsvideo.com)
- CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF): 2H17 Could Get Sloppy With NOLA Urea Of $130/st Possible – Smаrt Stоck Nеws (smartstocknews.com)
- CF Industries Holdings,Inc. (NYSE:CF) Files An 8-K Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders (4-traders.com)
- Analyzing Nitrogen Fertilizer Shipment Growth in 1Q17 (finance.yahoo.com)
CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The basic materials company reported $0.05 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $1.04 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $988.56 million. CF Industries Holdings had a return on equity of 5.94% and a net margin of 1.77%. The business’s revenue was up 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.40 EPS.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, May 31st. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 15th will be given a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 11th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.38%. CF Industries Holdings’s dividend payout ratio is 413.79%.
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on CF shares. Bank of America Corp upgraded CF Industries Holdings from an “underperform” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday, January 20th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc upgraded CF Industries Holdings from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, March 20th. Vetr upgraded CF Industries Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $38.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, March 20th. Citigroup Inc cut their price target on CF Industries Holdings from $36.00 to $31.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, April 11th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG set a $39.00 target price on CF Industries Holdings and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 16th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $31.77.
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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