Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) recorded -1.32% loss during trading session on October 18th, 2018. The script traded as low as $50.66 and last traded at $50.82. 2.7 million shares changed exchanged hands during trading, a drop of -5.86% from the 30-day average session volume of 2.55M shares. The firm had previously closed at $51.50. The company has $234.00M outstanding shares, a price-to-earnings ratio of 122.75, price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.81 and a beta of 0.99. The company has a RSI of 43.90, ATR of 1.75 and a volatility of 3.26% this week. CF has a 52 week low price of $33.50 and a 52 week high price of $56.51.
Investors have identified the tech company CF Industries Holdings, Inc. as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around 11.89B, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Fundamentals that are to be considered.
How the trend is over time is what investors should be concerned about. The company has a healthy balance sheet as their debt profile has been on an incline. In terms of their assets, the company currently has 12.99 billion total, with 6.67 billion as their total liabilities. This figure have given the company a good sense of viability under numerous contexts.
CF were able to record 239 million as free cash flow during the third quarter of the year, this saw their quarterly net cash flow reduce by -208 million. In cash movements, the company had a total of 316 million as operating cash flow.
Potential earnings growth for CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF)
In order to determine the future investment potential for this stock, we will have to analyze key trends that affect it. During the third quarter of the year, CF Industries Holdings, Inc. recorded a total of 1.3 billion in revenue. This figure implies that they witnessed a quarterly year/year change in their earnings with 0.16 coming in sequential stages and their sales for the third quarter increasing by 0.36.
What matters though is how it ends. When the core data for the company is broken down, then the stock sounds interesting. The company spent 990 million trying to sell their products during the last quarter, with the result yielding a gross income of 310 million. This allows shareholders to hold on to 234.9 million with the revenue now reading 0.63 cents per share. This is a figure that is close to analyst’s prediction for their fourth quarter (0.46 cents a share).
Is the stock of CF attractive?
Having a look at the company’s valuation, the company is expected to record 2.12 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. Taking a look at the median price to earnings ratio, this means their stock price will be in the region of 21.51 per share. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on CF sounds very interesting.
In related news, Director FURBACHER STEPHEN A sold 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that recorded on August 29th, 2018. The sale was performed at an average price of 51.43, for a total value of 51,431. As the sale deal closes, the Sr.VP, Sales, Mkt Dev Supp Chn FURBACHER STEPHEN A now sold 10,675 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 537,082. Also, VP, Corporate Development Hall Adam L sold 20,256 shares of the company’s stock in a deal that was recorded on August 8th, 2018. The shares were sold at an average price of 48.59 per share, with a total market value of 24,026. Following this completion of acquisition, the VP, Public Affairs now holds 6,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 304,765. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 0.40%.
2 out of 17 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 9 have maintained a Hold recommendation on CF Industries Holdings, Inc. stock. 0 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the CF stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the company’s shares has been set at $54.50.