Little Upside For Investors: CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF)

Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Wed 13 Feb (In 31 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $0.87 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $0.13 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 14.10%, a profit margin of 16.10% and a gross margin of 18.60%.

Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Most recently, on December 19th, 2018, Stephens Upgrade a Overweight rating. Before that, on November 2nd, 2018, Citigroup Upgrade to Buy. BofA/Merrill Upgrade a Buy rating on October 31st, 2018, Cowen Reiterated an Outperform rating on October 4th, 2018, and Barclays Initiated a Equal Weight rating on September 4th, 2018.

At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 234.17M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 10.40B. In the last trading day, 1,994,901 shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 3.69M shares per day of trading.

If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by $0.44 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of +1.00% and a moving average of 44.80. In the past 20 days, its price changed by $2.45 (which is +5.84%) and the stock’s moving average was 42.65. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of CF changed by -$0.43 (which is -0.96%) and demonstrated a moving average of 44.67.

Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 72.72%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 73.78% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 73.78%. Using a similar metric, CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 79.60% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 80.28% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 80.28%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was 1.04 over the past 9 days, 1.73 over the past two weeks, and 2.18 in the last 20 days.

As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $44.40 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $56.51 and a low of $35.70. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.

The Vanguard Group Inc purchased more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 28,256,226 shares of the company’s stock following the addition of 741,853 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that The Vanguard Group Inc now held 12.24% stake in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF)’s shares.

Just in the most recent trading day, CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) experienced a high price of $45.35 and low point of $43.81. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 44.4 per share, following a loss of -$0.22, or -1.44% during the full day.