What Recent Market Trends Mean for CF Industries Holdings Inc’s (CF) Stock

In the past week, CF stock has gone down by -0.08%, with a monthly gain of 0.53% and a quarterly surge of 4.33%. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.11%, and the volatility levels for the last 30 days are 2.44% for CF Industries Holdings Inc The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -0.87% for CF stock, with a simple moving average of 5.11% for the last 200 days.

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

The price-to-earnings ratio for CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE: CF) is 10.59x, which is above its average ratio. Moreover, the 36-month beta value for CF is 1.02. Analysts have varying opinions on the stock, with 4 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 as “overweight,” 9 as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”

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The public float for CF is 186.50M and currently, short sellers hold a 3.08% of that float. On April 03, 2024, CF’s average trading volume was 2.48M shares.

CF) stock’s latest price update

CF Industries Holdings Inc (NYSE: CF) has seen a decline in its stock price by -0.47 in relation to its previous close of 83.33. However, the company has experienced a -0.08% decline in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. MarketBeat reported 2024-03-27 that When the economy enters a new cycle, investors must rotate their portfolios accordingly or else live with leaving money on the table. Mid-capitalization stocks outperform all others during an expansionary cycle, such as the one the U.S. is about to witness, so they might rally before the next quarter.

Analysts’ Opinion of CF

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for CF stocks, with Wolfe Research repeating the rating for CF by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for CF in the upcoming period, according to Wolfe Research is $99 based on the research report published on March 01, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Piper Sandler, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see CF reach a price target of $82, previously predicting the price at $87. The rating they have provided for CF stocks is “Underweight” according to the report published on February 29th, 2024.

UBS gave a rating of “Neutral” to CF, setting the target price at $83 in the report published on January 31st of the current year.

CF Trading at 3.57% 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 -5.64% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.44%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.11%, as shares surge +3.86% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +10.60% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, CF fell by -0.08%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +22.33% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $83.82. In addition, CF Industries Holdings Inc saw 4.33% 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 Hoker Richard A, who sale 11,029 shares at the price of $84.11 back on Mar 14 ’24. After this action, Hoker Richard A now owns 37,641 shares of CF Industries Holdings Inc, valued at $927,612 using the latest closing price.

Frost Bert A, the EVP,Sales,MktDev,SupplyChn of CF Industries Holdings Inc, sale 6,000 shares at $85.00 during a trade that took place back on Mar 12 ’24, which means that Frost Bert A is holding 64,030 shares at $510,016 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for CF

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.34 for the present operating margin
  • 0.39 for the gross margin

The net margin for CF Industries Holdings Inc stands at 0.23. The total capital return value is set at 0.17. Equity return is now at value 28.32, with 10.89 for asset returns.

Based on CF Industries Holdings Inc (CF), the company’s capital structure generated 0.35 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.9. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.54. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 15.03.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 3.09 billion with net debt to EBITDA at 0.37. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.53. The receivables turnover for the company is 13.13for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.46. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 3.81.

Conclusion

To wrap up, the performance of CF Industries Holdings Inc (CF) has been better in recent times. The stock has received a mixed of “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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