Media headlines about CF Industries (NYSE:CF) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CF Industries earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the basic materials company an impact score of 45.5127507182241 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
CF has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group set a $40.00 price objective on shares of CF Industries and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. Cowen reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $40.00 target price (up previously from $33.00) on shares of CF Industries in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. JPMorgan Chase reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $40.00 target price (up previously from $35.00) on shares of CF Industries in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. Zacks Investment Research lowered CF Industries from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. Finally, Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on CF Industries in a research report on Thursday, March 29th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $38.00 target price on the stock. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $38.83.
NYSE CF traded up $0.02 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $38.45. The stock had a trading volume of 1,634,677 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,275,376. The firm has a market cap of $8,965.41, a P/E ratio of -153.80, a P/E/G ratio of 7.08 and a beta of 1.10. CF Industries has a 52-week low of $25.04 and a 52-week high of $45.00. The company has a quick ratio of 2.05, a current ratio of 2.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.70.
CF Industries (NYSE:CF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 14th. The basic materials company reported ($0.02) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.08) by $0.06. CF Industries had a negative return on equity of 0.92% and a net margin of 8.67%. The business had revenue of $1.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $988.91 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.39) EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 26.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that CF Industries will post 0.91 earnings per share for the current year.
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About CF Industries
CF Industries Holdings, Inc manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. The company operates through Ammonia, Granular Urea, UAN, AN, Other, and Phosphate segments. Its principal nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate.
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