CF Industries Holdings Inc. [CF] is -38.42% lower this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

CF Industries Holdings Inc. [NYSE: CF] jumped around 1.26 points on Friday, while shares priced at $29.40 at the close of the session, up 4.48%. CF Industries Holdings Inc. stock is now -38.42% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. CF Stock saw the intraday high of $29.73 and lowest of $28.43 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 55.15, which means current price is +49.01% above from all time high which was touched on 01/02/20.

Compared to the average trading volume of 3.14M shares, CF reached a trading volume of 1608519 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about CF Industries Holdings Inc. [CF]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CF shares is $35.11 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CF stock is a recommendation set at 2.60. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

CFRA have made an estimate for CF Industries Holdings Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Sell, with their previous recommendation back on May 21, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on May 11, 2020, representing the official price target for CF Industries Holdings Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $35, while Bernstein analysts kept a Mkt Perform rating on CF stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for CF Industries Holdings Inc. is set at 1.56, with the Price to Sales ratio for CF stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.32. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.33, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.68. Price to Free Cash Flow for CF in the course of the last twelve months was 7.19 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.90.

How has CF stock performed recently?

CF Industries Holdings Inc. [CF] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -10.15. With this latest performance, CF shares gained by 19.56% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -34.02% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -34.87% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for CF stock in for the last two-week period is set at 49.91, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 46.84, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.34 for CF Industries Holdings Inc. [CF]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 28.35, while it was recorded at 30.67 for the last single week of trading, and 39.36 for the last 200 days.

CF Industries Holdings Inc. [CF]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and CF Industries Holdings Inc. [CF] shares currently have an operating margin of +20.59 and a Gross Margin at +25.80. CF Industries Holdings Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +10.74.

Return on Total Capital for CF is now 9.31, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 6.71. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 16.84, with Return on Assets sitting at 3.87. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, CF Industries Holdings Inc. [CF] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 146.36. Additionally, CF Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 59.41, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 33.95. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 143.25, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 58.15.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, CF Industries Holdings Inc. [CF] managed to generate an average of $164,333 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 19.25 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.36.CF Industries Holdings Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.90 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.

Earnings analysis for CF Industries Holdings Inc. [CF]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, CF Industries Holdings Inc. posted 1.28/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.86/share.When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 48.80%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for CF. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for CF Industries Holdings Inc. go to -7.66%.

Insider trade positions for CF Industries Holdings Inc. [CF]

There are presently around $5,867 million, or 95.30% of CF stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CF stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 27,326,270, which is approximately -2.832% of the company’s market cap and around 0.60% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 19,814,797 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $582.55 million in CF stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $517.53 million in CF stock with ownership of nearly -20.717% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in CF Industries Holdings Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of May and at the time of the May reporting period, where 232 institutional holders increased their position in CF Industries Holdings Inc. [NYSE:CF] by around 26,494,480 shares. Additionally, 281 investors decreased positions by around 28,818,332 shares, while 53 investors held positions by with 144,237,552 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 199,550,364 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CF stock had 60 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,329,449 shares, while 103 institutional investors sold positions of 4,828,918 shares during the same period.

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