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Stifel Nicolaus Remains a Hold on CF Holdings (CF)

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Stifel Nicolaus analyst Vincent Anderson maintained a Hold rating on CF Holdings (CFResearch Report) yesterday and set a price target of $95.00. The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $85.41.

According to TipRanks.com, Anderson is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 23.5% and a 56.8% success rate. Anderson covers the Basic Materials sector, focusing on stocks such as Archer Daniels Midland, Eastman Chemical, and Limoneira Co.

CF Holdings has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $106.10.

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Based on CF Holdings’ latest earnings release for the quarter ending March 31, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $2.87 billion and net profit of $883 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $1.05 billion and had a net profit of $151 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 70 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of CF in relation to earlier this year. Last month, Douglas Barnard, the Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec of CF sold 32,155 shares for a total of $3,253,121.

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CF Industries Holdings, Inc. engages in the manufacture and distribution of nitrogen fertilizer. The firm owns and operates nitrogen plants and serves agricultural and industrial customers through its distribution system. It operates through following segments: Ammonia, Granular Urea, UAN, AN, and Other. The Ammonia segment produces anhydrous ammonia, which is company’s most concentrated nitrogen fertilizer product as it contains 82% nitrogen. The Granular Urea segment produces granular urea, which contains 46% nitrogen. The UAN segment produces urea ammonium nitrate solution, which is a liquid fertilizer product with a nitrogen content from 28% to 32%, is produced by combining urea and ammonium nitrate. The AN segment produces ammonium nitrate, which is a nitrogen-based product with a nitrogen content between 29% and 35%. The Other segment includes diesel exhaust fluid, nitric acid, urea liquor and aqua ammonia. The company was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Deerfield, IL.

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