Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund Buys 28,203 Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF)

Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund lifted its stake in shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CFGet Rating) by 93.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 58,542 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after acquiring an additional 28,203 shares during the period. Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund’s holdings in CF Industries were worth $5,019,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Loomis Sayles & Co. L P increased its position in shares of CF Industries by 8.6% during the second quarter. Loomis Sayles & Co. L P now owns 1,278 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $110,000 after acquiring an additional 101 shares in the last quarter. Signaturefd LLC boosted its holdings in CF Industries by 32.7% during the first quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 528 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $54,000 after purchasing an additional 130 shares during the last quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in CF Industries by 3.0% during the first quarter. Jacobi Capital Management LLC now owns 4,741 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $489,000 after purchasing an additional 136 shares during the last quarter. State of Michigan Retirement System boosted its holdings in CF Industries by 0.3% during the first quarter. State of Michigan Retirement System now owns 54,154 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $5,581,000 after purchasing an additional 142 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Lincoln National Corp boosted its holdings in CF Industries by 7.2% during the second quarter. Lincoln National Corp now owns 2,340 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $201,000 after purchasing an additional 157 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 94.43% of the company’s stock.

CF Industries Price Performance

NYSE:CF opened at $101.34 on Monday. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 52 week low of $57.25 and a 52 week high of $119.60. The firm has a market cap of $19.88 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.65, a P/E/G ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 1.00. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $102.83 and its 200 day simple moving average is $98.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42, a quick ratio of 2.30 and a current ratio of 2.66.

CF Industries Announces Dividend

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 30th. Investors of record on Tuesday, November 15th will be given a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.58%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 14th. CF Industries’s dividend payout ratio is 10.50%.

Insider Buying and Selling

In related news, Director Anne P. Noonan sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $118.64, for a total transaction of $355,920.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 26,411 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,133,401.04. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. In other CF Industries news, VP Bert A. Frost sold 20,964 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $112.01, for a total value of $2,348,177.64. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 41,424 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,639,902.24. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Anne P. Noonan sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $118.64, for a total transaction of $355,920.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 26,411 shares in the company, valued at $3,133,401.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 166,484 shares of company stock valued at $18,431,301. 0.42% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several research analysts recently commented on CF shares. Credit Suisse Group increased their target price on shares of CF Industries from $78.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a report on Thursday, November 3rd. Royal Bank of Canada upgraded shares of CF Industries from a “sector perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their price target for the company from $110.00 to $135.00 in a research note on Monday, October 3rd. Citigroup increased their price target on shares of CF Industries from $117.00 to $120.00 in a research note on Tuesday, October 4th. Barclays upgraded shares of CF Industries from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and increased their price target for the company from $103.00 to $120.00 in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th. Finally, StockNews.com assumed coverage on shares of CF Industries in a research note on Wednesday, October 12th. They issued a “buy” rating for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat, CF Industries has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $105.86.

CF Industries Profile

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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.

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