CF Industries Holdings Inc. [CF] is -43.90% lower this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

CF Industries Holdings Inc. [NYSE: CF] traded at a high on 10/29/20, posting a 4.16 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $26.78. The company report on October 29, 2020 that CF Industries Announces Commitment to Clean Energy Economy.

Low-carbon ammonia key enabler for clean hydrogen energy.

World’s largest producer of ammonia decarbonizing global production base.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 2488881 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of CF Industries Holdings Inc. stands at 3.76% while the volatility over the past one month is 3.68%.

The market cap for CF stock reached $5.80 billion, with 214.50 million shares outstanding and 212.81 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.39M shares, CF reached a trading volume of 2488881 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 $38.05 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 2.40. 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.

HSBC Securities have made an estimate for CF Industries Holdings Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on September 17, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on August 07, 2020, representing the official price target for CF Industries Holdings Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for CF Industries Holdings Inc. is set at 1.05, with the Price to Sales ratio for CF stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.36. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.00, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.60. Price to Free Cash Flow for CF in the course of the last twelve months was 6.44 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.40.

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 -4.08. With this latest performance, CF shares dropped by -12.80% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 0.64% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -43.07% 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 35.81, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 35.89, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 37.73 for CF Industries Holdings Inc. [CF]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 31.08, while it was recorded at 26.61 for the last single week of trading, and 31.44 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 1.40 and a Current Ratio set at 1.80.

Earnings analysis for CF Industries Holdings Inc. [CF]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, CF Industries Holdings Inc. posted 0.29/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.35/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -17.10%. 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 -5.21%.

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

There are presently around $5,323 million, or 97.60% of CF stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CF stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 25,858,945, which is approximately -5.37% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, holding 20,675,016 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $553.68 million in CF stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $537.73 million in CF stock with ownership of nearly 1.335% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in CF Industries Holdings Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 228 institutional holders increased their position in CF Industries Holdings Inc. [NYSE:CF] by around 23,981,315 shares. Additionally, 244 investors decreased positions by around 26,143,883 shares, while 51 investors held positions by with 148,628,142 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 198,753,340 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CF stock had 72 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,821,626 shares, while 71 institutional investors sold positions of 9,286,650 shares during the same period.

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