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CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CF) went down by -0.62% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $57.19. The company’s stock price has collected -0.11% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Press Release reported on 09/09/21 that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Commences Restart of Production at Donaldsonville Complex

Is It Worth Investing in CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE :CF) Right Now?

CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CF) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 21.87 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for CF is at 1.25. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 12 analysts out of 19 who provided ratings for CF Industries Holdings Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 2 rated the stock as “overweight,” 5 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $59.91, which is $13.8 above the current price. CF currently public float of 214.03M and currently shorts hold a 1.20% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of CF was 2.07M shares.

CF’s Market Performance

CF stocks went down by -0.11% for the week, with a monthly drop of -4.67% and a quarterly performance of -13.78%, while its annual performance rate touched 36.90%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.52% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.06% for CF Industries Holdings Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 1.85% for CF stocks with a simple moving average of -0.88% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of CF

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for CF stocks, with BofA Securities repeating the rating for CF by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for CF in the upcoming period, according to BofA Securities is $67 based on the research report published on September 14th of the current year 2021.

HSBC Securities, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see CF reach a price target of $59.50, previously predicting the price at $57. The rating they have provided for CF stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on August 20th, 2021.

Berenberg gave a rating of “Buy” to CF, setting the target price at $60 in the report published on August 17th of the current year.

CF Trading at -1.71% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought CF to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -19.36% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.06%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.52%, as shares sank -0.58% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading -10.60% lower at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, CF fell by -0.11%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +20.83% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $45.27. In addition, CF Industries Holdings Inc. saw 19.14% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at CF starting from Will W Anthony, who sale 40,001 shares at the price of $55.01 back on Jun 01. After this action, Will W Anthony now owns 483,218 shares of CF Industries Holdings Inc., valued at $2,200,375 using the latest closing price.

Frost Bert A, the Sr.VP,Sales,Mkt Dev&SuppChn of CF Industries Holdings Inc., sale 5,000 shares at $56.00 during a trade that took place back on May 18, which means that Frost Bert A is holding 88,296 shares at $280,000 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for CF

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +15.23 for the present operating margin
  • +20.22 for the gross margin

The net margin for CF Industries Holdings Inc. stands at +7.69. The total capital return value is set at 6.37, while invested capital returns managed to touch 4.58. Equity return is now at value 15.20, with 3.80 for asset returns.

Based on CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF), the company’s capital structure generated 144.52 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 59.10. Total debt to assets is 34.38, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 132.99. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 54.39.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.53, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.29. The receivables turnover for the company is 16.27 and the total asset turnover is 0.33. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.51.

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