CF Industries (NYSE:CF) Receives Downgrade From Bernstein. Will Other Analysts Follow Suit?

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2018 Q3. Its down 0.08, from 1.03 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, as 36 investors sold CF Industries Holdings, Inc. shares while 161 reduced holdings. 71 funds opened positions while 116 raised stakes. 206.85 million shares or 6.53% less from 221.31 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported.

Wealthfront has invested 0.01% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Numerixs Inv Technology holds 0.08% or 7,600 shares in its portfolio. Jacobs Levy Equity invested 0.11% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Principal Fincl Grp Inc invested 0.02% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Ifrah Financial Svcs invested 0.07% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). 11,126 are owned by Ing Groep Nv. Sweden-based Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt has invested 0.01% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Brown Brothers Harriman And, New York-based fund reported 7,530 shares. 72,990 were reported by Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale. Cadence Bancorporation Na owns 0.14% invested in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 6,659 shares. Miller Howard Inc invested 0.11% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Van Eck Associate stated it has 0.84% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Natixis Advsrs Ltd Partnership holds 19,870 shares. Retirement Sys Of Alabama accumulated 0.03% or 107,665 shares. Bb&T Secs Ltd Liability Company has 0.01% invested in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 27,708 shares.

CF Industries (NYSE:CF) Receives a Downgrade

In analysts report sent to investors today, Bernstein lowered shares of CF Industries (NYSE:CF) to a “Mkt Perform” rating from the previous “Outperform” rating.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. CF Industries Holdings has $62 highest and $42 lowest target. $51.05’s average target is 18.36% above currents $43.13 stock price. CF Industries Holdings had 9 analyst reports since July 18, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 8 by HSBC. Citigroup upgraded CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) rating on Friday, November 2. Citigroup has “Buy” rating and $60 target. On Wednesday, October 31 the stock rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by UBS on Tuesday, October 2 with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets upgraded it to “Sector Perform” rating and $42 target in Wednesday, July 18 report. On Monday, January 7 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. Morgan Stanley maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Wednesday, October 10 report. The stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Thursday, October 11.

The stock decreased 2.86% or $1.27 during the last trading session, reaching $43.13. About 1.64M shares traded. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has risen 8.14% since January 14, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.14% the S&P500.

Analysts await CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) to report earnings on February, 13. They expect $0.53 earnings per share, up 2,750.00 % or $0.55 from last year’s $-0.02 per share. CF’s profit will be $122.32 million for 20.34 P/E if the $0.53 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.13 actual earnings per share reported by CF Industries Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 307.69 % EPS growth.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. The company has market cap of $9.95 billion. The firm operates through Ammonia, Granular Urea, UAN, AN, Other, and Phosphate divisions. It has a 14.34 P/E ratio. The Company’s principal nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate.

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