News stories about CF Industries (NYSE:CF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CF Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the basic materials company an impact score of 46.3011536637069 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- CF Industries: Time To Take A Bet (seekingalpha.com)
- CF Industries (CF) Given a $37.00 Price Target at Royal Bank of Canada (americanbankingnews.com)
- CF Industries (CF) Given a $35.00 Price Target by Scotiabank Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Piper Jaffray Companies Analysts Give CF Industries (CF) a $44.00 Price Target (americanbankingnews.com)
- CF Industries Holdings, Inc. 2017 Q4 – Results – Earnings Call Slides (seekingalpha.com)
CF Industries (CF) traded down $0.53 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $40.36. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,877,511 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,170,000. The company has a market capitalization of $9,410.00, a PE ratio of -70.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 19.62 and a beta of 1.09. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a current ratio of 2.53 and a quick ratio of 2.05. CF Industries has a 12 month low of $25.04 and a 12 month high of $43.98.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.97%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 15th. CF Industries’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -210.53%.
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on CF shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded CF Industries from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. Stephens assumed coverage on CF Industries in a research note on Monday, December 4th. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $38.00 price objective on the stock. Credit Suisse Group set a $40.00 target price on CF Industries and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Scotiabank set a $35.00 target price on CF Industries and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Finally, Piper Jaffray Companies set a $44.00 target price on CF Industries and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. CF Industries currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $37.09.
In other news, Director Stephen A. Furbacher sold 3,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total transaction of $126,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 50,854 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,830,744. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Bert A. Frost sold 7,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.50, for a total value of $273,750.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 67,232 shares in the company, valued at $2,453,968. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.00% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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About CF Industries
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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