Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY Has $1.52 Million Holdings in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF)

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY decreased its position in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) by 67.6% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 35,836 shares of the basic materials company’s stock after selling 74,907 shares during the quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY’s holdings in CF Industries were worth $1,524,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado increased its position in shares of CF Industries by 3.3% during the fourth quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 46,022 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,958,000 after buying an additional 1,485 shares during the period. Hermes Investment Management Ltd. increased its position in shares of CF Industries by 6.2% during the fourth quarter. Hermes Investment Management Ltd. now owns 25,675 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,092,000 after buying an additional 1,500 shares during the period. APG Asset Management N.V. increased its position in shares of CF Industries by 0.5% during the fourth quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 318,685 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $11,290,000 after buying an additional 1,500 shares during the period. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. increased its position in shares of CF Industries by 0.9% during the third quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 207,394 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $7,292,000 after buying an additional 1,903 shares during the period. Finally, Gabelli Funds LLC increased its position in shares of CF Industries by 6.7% during the fourth quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC now owns 32,000 shares of the basic materials company’s stock valued at $1,361,000 after buying an additional 2,000 shares during the period.

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Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Berenberg Bank assumed coverage on shares of CF Industries in a research report on Thursday. They set a “hold” rating and a $38.00 price target on the stock. Stephens set a $43.00 price objective on shares of CF Industries and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. Citigroup cut shares of CF Industries from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. TheStreet upgraded shares of CF Industries from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, March 9th. Finally, Piper Jaffray set a $44.00 price objective on shares of CF Industries and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 15th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $38.27.

Shares of NYSE CF opened at $37.73 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $8,802.11, a PE ratio of -150.92, a PEG ratio of 7.00 and a beta of 1.01. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a 52-week low of $25.04 and a 52-week high of $45.00. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70, a quick ratio of 2.05 and a current ratio of 2.53.

CF Industries (NYSE:CF) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 14th. The basic materials company reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $1.10 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $988.91 million. CF Industries had a net margin of 8.67% and a negative return on equity of 0.92%. The business’s revenue was up 26.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.39) earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. will post 0.9 earnings per share for the current year.

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CF Industries Profile

CF Industries Holdings, Inc manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizer, and other nitrogen products. The Company’s nitrogen fertilizer products are ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution (UAN) and ammonium nitrate (AN). Its other nitrogen products include diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), urea liquor, nitric acid and aqua ammonia, which are sold primarily to the Company’s industrial customers, and compound fertilizer products (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium or NPKs).

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