BofA Securities raised the price target for the CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CF) stock to “a Buy”. The rating was released on September 14, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on August 20, 2021 by HSBC Securities that upgraded the stock from a Hold to a Buy with a price target of $59.50 for CF stock. The research report from Berenberg has upgraded the stock from Hold to Buy, with a price target set at $60. The stock was initiated by Exane BNP Paribas, who disclosed in a research note on January 19, 2021, to Neutral and set the price objective to $43.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CF) raised 5.03% to close Wednesday’s market session at $48.44, higher as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $46.31 and $48.655 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 3010204 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 2.07 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 8.63% within the last five trades and 4.42% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price decreased -3.27% in the last 6 months and -7.52% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. CF stock is trading at a margin of 7.00%, 3.48% and 4.02% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, CF deals in the Basic Materials domain. The stock is trading -15.30 percent below its 52-week high and 91.46 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 36.73. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does CF Industries Holdings Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 19.30 percent and the profit margin is 9.90 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 23.20 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $10.36 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CF) is 22.97. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 11.08. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 2.26 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 3.22, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.60 percent of CF Industries Holdings Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 96.10 percent are held by financial institutions. Will W Anthony, the President & CEO at CF Industries Holdings Inc. (CF) has sold 40,001 shares of firm on Jun 01 at a price of $55.01 against the total amount of $2.2 million. In another inside trade, Frost Bert A, Sr.VP,Sales,Mkt Dev&SuppChn of CF Industries Holdings Inc. (NYSE:CF) sold 5,000 shares of the firm on May 18 for a total worth of $0.28 million at a price of $56.00. An inside trade which took place on May 18, Sr. VP and CFO of CF Industries Holdings Inc. Bohn Christopher D sold 10,000 shares of firm against total price of $0.56 million at the cost of $56.00 per share.