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Are Investors Keen On Selling Holdings In CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CF)?

CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CF) traded at $109.68 at close of the session on Tuesday, 11/22/22, made an upward move of 6.72% on its previous day’s price.

Looking at the stock we see that its previous close was $102.77 and the beta (5Y monthly) reads 1.00 with the day’s price range being $104.71 – $109.79. The company has a trailing 12-month PE ratio of 7.20. In terms of its 52-week price range, CF has a high of $119.60 and a low of $57.25. The company’s stock has gained about 5.33% over that past 30 days.

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CF Industries Holdings Inc. has a market cap of $21.69 billion and is expected to release its quarterly earnings report on Feb 13, 2023 – Feb 17, 2023. With its Forward Dividend at 1.60 and a yield of 1.46%, the company’s investors could be anxious for the CF stock to gain ahead of the earnings release. Estimates by analysts give the company expected earnings per share (EPS) of $3.31, with the EPS growth for the year raised at $18.2 for 2022 and $14.43 for next year. These figures represent 329.20% and -20.70% growth in EPS for the two years respectively.

Analysts tracking the company’s growth have also given it a consensus growth in revenue estimated at $2.39 billion, with a low of $2.18 billion and a high of $2.69 billion. According to analyst consensus estimates figures, the company’s yearly revenue forecast for 2022 is expected to hit $11.67 billion, or 78.40% up from figures reported last year.

There have been no upward and no downward revisions for the stock’s EPS in last 7 days, something that reflects the nature of company’s price movement in short term. On the other hand, looking at the outlook for the CF stock, short term indicators assign the stock an average of 100% Buy, while medium term indicators assign it an average of 100% Buy. Long term indicators on average place the stock in the category of 100% Buy.

Based on estimates by 20 analysts, where scores have ranged from 1.00 for a strong buy to 5.00 for a strong sell, 8 have rated the CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF) stock as a Hold, while 9 rate it as a Buy. 1 analyst(s) rate it as overweight while 1 of them rated it as underweight, whereas 1 suggest the stock as a Sell. The stock has an overall rating of Overweight and investors could take advantage and scoop up stock of the company.

Looking further, we note that the PEG ratio for the CF stock currently stands at 1.59, and the current price level is 4.16% off its SMA20 and 6.60% from its 50-day simple moving average. The RSI (14) is pointing at 56.78 while the volatility over the past week is 4.34% and jumps to 5.25% over the past one month. The beta value is 1.00, while the average true range (ATR) is currently pointing at 5.55. The average price target for the stock over the next 12 months is $116.72, with the estimates having a low of $80.00 and a high of $135.00. These price ends are 27.06% and -23.09% off the current price level respectively, although investors could be excited at the prospect of a -9.41% if the CF share price touches on the median price of $120.00.

Let’s briefly compare CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF) stock to its peers. We find that current price change of 6.72% and 68.71% over the past 12 months for CF competes that of Nutrien Ltd. (NTR), which has seen its stock price rise 5.39% in the last trading session and was 16.36% over the last one year. In contrast to these companies, both the S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial were at 1.36% and 1.18%, respectively, at close of the trading.

Coming back to CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CF), we note that the average 3-month trading volume was 2.71 million, while that of the preceding 10-day period stands at 2.64 million. Current shares outstanding are 200.20 million.

The insiders hold 0.30% of the company’s shares while institutions hold 97.20%. The data shows that short shares as of Oct 13, 2022, stood at 5.62 million at a short ratio of 2.08. This represents a 2.82% short interest in shares outstanding on Oct 13, 2022. Shares short fall in October from the previous month at 5.8 million. Investors should be excited about this stock as its upside potential is great, with current price pushing the stock 54.96% up in year-to-date price movement.

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