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CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CF): A Great Stock To Watch

CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CF) shares, rose in value on Friday, May 13, with the stock price up by 6.15% to the previous day’s close as strong demand from buyers drove the stock to $104.70.

Actively observing the price movement in the recent trading, the stock is buoying the session at $98.63, falling within a range of $93.29 and $99.13. The value of beta (5-year monthly) is 1.03 whereas the PE ratio is 23.24 over 12-month period. Referring to stock’s 52-week performance, its high was $113.49, and the low was $43.19. On the whole, CF has fluctuated by -10.19% over the past month.

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With the market capitalization of CF Industries Holdings Inc. currently standing at about $20.72 billion, investors are eagerly awaiting this quarter’s results, scheduled for Feb 15, 2022 – Feb 21, 2022. The company’s Forward Dividend Ratio is 1.60, with its dividend yield at 1.62%. As a result, investors might want to see an improvement in the stock’s price before the company announces its earnings report. Analysts are projecting the company’s earnings per share (EPS) to be $3.13, which is expected to increase to $4.52 for fiscal year $4.32 and then to about $10.2 by fiscal year 2022. Data indicates that the EPS growth is expected to be 193.90% in 2022, while the next year’s EPS growth is forecast to be 136.10%.

Analysts have estimated the company’s revenue for the quarter at $2.38 billion, with a low estimate of $1.95 billion and a high estimate of $3.23 billion. According to the average forecast, sales growth in current quarter could jump up 116.10%, compared to the corresponding quarter of last year. Wall Street analysts also predicted that in 2022, the company’s y-o-y revenues would reach $6.33 billion, representing an increase of 53.50% from the revenues reported in the last year’s results.

Revisions could be a useful indicator to get insight on short-term price movement; so for the company, there were 2 upward and no downward review(s) in last seven days. We see that CF’s technical picture suggests that short-term indicators denote the stock is a 50% Buy on average. However, medium term indicators have put the stock in the category of 100% Buy while long term indicators on average have been pointing out that it is a 100% Buy.

The stock’s technical analysis shows that the PEG ratio is about 0, with the price of CF currently trading nearly 5.36% and 5.09% away from the simple moving averages for 20 and 50 days respectively. The Relative Strength Index (RSI, 14) currently indicates a reading of 57.80, while the 7-day volatility ratio is showing 6.08% which for the 30-day chart, stands at 5.87%. Furthermore, CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF)’s beta value is 1.01, and its average true range (ATR) is 5.64.

A comparison of CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF) with its peers suggests the former has fared considerably weaker in the market. CF showed an intraday change of 6.15% in today’s session so far, and over the past year, it grew by 84.11%%. In comparison, Nutrien Ltd. (NTR) has moved higher at 4.50% today and is up 60.92% over the past 12 months. The PE ratio stands at 23.24 for CF Industries Holdings Inc., compared to 9.55 for Nutrien Ltd. Other than that, the overall performance of the S&P 500 during the today’s session so far shows that it gained 2.20%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Improved by 1.51%.

Data on historical trading for CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CF) indicates that the trading volumes over the past 10 days have averaged 3.06 million and over the past 3 months, they’ve averaged 4.44 million. According to company’s latest data on outstanding shares, there are 208.60 million shares outstanding.

Nearly 0.40% of CF Industries Holdings Inc.’s shares belong to company insiders and institutional investors own 96.40% of the company’s shares. The data on short interest also indicates that stock shorts accounted for 4.41 million shares as on Jan 30, 2022, resulting in a short ratio of 1.24. According to the data, the short interest in CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF) stood at 2.06% of shares outstanding as of Jan 30, 2022; the number of short shares registered in Dec 30, 2021 reached 4.33 million. The stock has risen by 39.35% since the beginning of the year, thereby showing the potential of a further growth. This could raise investors’ confidence to be optimistic about the CF stock heading into the next quarter.

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