CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CF)’s stock price has soared by 2.02 in relation to previous closing price of 81.26. Nevertheless, the company has seen a gain of 1.49% in its stock price over the last five trading days. Zacks Investment Research reported 2023-09-18 that CF Industries (CF) and POSCO are collaborating to build a low-carbon, clean ammonia plant in Louisiana, which is expected to lower CO2 emissions by over 90%.
Is It Worth Investing in CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CF) Right Now?
CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CF) has a higher price-to-earnings ratio of 6.86x compared to its average ratio, and the 36-month beta value for CF is at 1.03. Analysts have varying views on the stock, with 7 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 rating it as “overweight,” 13 as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”
The average price suggested by analysts for CF is $87.72, which is $4.15 above the current market price. The public float for CF is 192.11M, and currently, shorts hold a 1.53% of that float. The average trading volume for CF on September 20, 2023 was 2.25M shares.
CF’s Market Performance
The stock of CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF) has seen a 1.49% increase in the past week, with a 4.87% rise in the past month, and a 15.54% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.83%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.72% for CF. The simple moving average for the past 20 days is 4.80% for CF’s stock, with a 5.51% simple moving average for the past 200 days.
Analysts’ Opinion of CF
Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for CF stocks, with Barclays repeating the rating for CF by listing it as a “Equal Weight.” The predicted price for CF in the upcoming period, according to Barclays is $85 based on the research report published on August 14, 2023 of the current year 2023.
CF Trading at 5.33% 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 -26.27% of loss for the given period.
Volatility was left at 2.72%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.83%, as shares surge +4.76% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +18.26% upper at present.
During the last 5 trading sessions, CF rose by +1.49%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -23.38% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $79.29. In addition, CF Industries Holdings Inc. saw -2.70% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.
Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at CF starting from Frost Bert A, who sale 5,000 shares at the price of $78.45 back on Sep 01. After this action, Frost Bert A now owns 42,539 shares of CF Industries Holdings Inc., valued at $392,264 using the latest closing price.
Barnard Douglas C, the EVP, Corp. Dev.&Legal Advisor of CF Industries Holdings Inc., sale 387 shares at $82.37 during a trade that took place back on Aug 09, which means that Barnard Douglas C is holding 14,702 shares at $31,878 based on the most recent closing price.
Stock Fundamentals for CF
Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:
- +49.35 for the present operating margin
- +51.94 for the gross margin
The net margin for CF Industries Holdings Inc. stands at +29.91. The total capital return value is set at 53.00, while invested capital returns managed to touch 44.57. Equity return is now at value 46.00, with 17.80 for asset returns.
Based on CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF), the company’s capital structure generated 63.85 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 38.97. Total debt to assets is 23.98, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 62.01. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 37.84.
When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.90, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.15. The receivables turnover for the company is 20.73 and the total asset turnover is 0.86. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 3.69.
In conclusion, CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF) has had a mixed performance lately. Opinion on the stock among analysts is bullish, with some giving it a “buy” rating and others a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.