The shares of HD Supply Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDS) has been pegged with a rating of Buy by Buckingham Research in its latest research note that was published on December 20th, 2018. Buckingham Research wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of HD Supply Holdings, Inc., with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Jefferies advised investors in its research note published on October 12th, 2018, to Buy the HDS stock. The stock had earned Hold rating from Gordon Haskett when it published its report on October 12th, 2018. The stock was given Buy rating by Northcoast in its report released on August 30th, 2018. Goldman was of a view that HDS is Neutral in its latest report on March 19th, 2018. SunTrust thinks that HDS is worth Buy rating. This was contained in the firm’s report on March 15th, 2018.
Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 5 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 6 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Hold while its average price target is $47.20. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 9.92% from its Week high price while it is raised higher than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 52.24.
The shares of the company dipped by -0.73% during the trading session on Friday, reaching a low of $37.46 while ending the day at $37.91. During the trading session, a total of 2.15 million shares were traded which represents a -4.85% decline from the average session volume which is 2.05M shares. HDS had ended its last session trading at 38.19. HD Supply Holdings, Inc. currently has a market cap of $6.80B, while its P/E ratio stands at 19.67, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 1.18, with a beta of 1.24. HD Supply Holdings, Inc. debt-to-equity ratio currently stands at 1.19, while its quick ratio hovers at 1.10. HDS 52-week low price stands at $34.49 while its 52-week high price is $46.29.
The company in its last quarterly report recorded $0.99 earnings per share which is above the $0.96 predicted by most analysts. The HD Supply Holdings, Inc. generated $1,600.00 million in revenue during the last quarter, which is slightly higher than the $1,578.76 million predicted by analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $0.70 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was up by 29.29%. HD Supply Holdings, Inc. has the potential to record 1.93 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.
Investment analysts at Stephens published a research note on December 19th, 2018 where it informed investors and clients that CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) is now rated as Overweight. Jefferies also rated CF as Initiated on October 12th, 2018, with its price target of $72 suggesting that CF could surge by 20.09% from its current share price. Even though the stock has been trading at $45.05/share, analysts expect it to surge higher by -1.44% to reach $55.56/share. It started the day trading at $45.35 and traded between $43.81 and $44.40 throughout the trading session.
A look at its technical shows that CF’s 50-day SMA is 44.67 while its 200-day SMA stands at 45.13. The stock has a high of $56.51 for the year while the low is $35.70. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 48.52, while the P/B ratio is 3.02. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 3.69M shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 2.24 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of 1.00%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -11.80% over the past 90 days while it gained 2.97% over the last six months.
The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The Vanguard Group Inc bought more CF shares, increasing its portfolio by +2.70% during the last quarter. This move now sees The Vanguard Group Inc purchasing 741,853 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 28,256,226 shares of CF, with a total valuation of $1,229,428,393. T Rowe Price Associates Inc meanwhile sold more CF shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $658,054,986 worth of shares. BlackRock Fund Advisors followed the path by increasing its CF portfolio by +0.05% in the quarter. This means that BlackRock Fund Advisors bought 7,679 shares in the last quarter and now controls 15,078,869 shares of the CF stock, with the valuation hitting $656,081,590.
Similarly, Capital Research Management Co decreased its CF Industries Holdings, Inc. shares by -38.73% during the recently filed quarter. After selling -7,896,833 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls 12,492,133 shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. which are valued at $543,532,707. In the same vein, SSgA Funds Management Inc increased its CF Industries Holdings, Inc. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 100,258 shares during the quarter which increased its stakes to 11,504,120 shares and is now valued at $500,544,261. Following these latest developments, around 0.40% of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.