CF Industries: Analyst Recommendations, Price Target for February
About CF Industries
CF Industries Holdings (CF) is the largest producer of nitrogen fertilizer in North America (MXI) (SPX-INDEX). It uses natural gas as an input raw material to produce nitrogen fertilizer, unlike most of its Chinese counterparts.
Its 4Q16 adjusted earnings fell from $0.72 in 4Q15. To find out more, you can read CF Industries Stock Fell on Lower-than-Expected 4Q16 Earnings.
Now let’s see what analysts are recommending for CF Industries over the next 12 months.
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As of February 21, 2017, six of the 19 analysts covering CF Industries have recommended a “strong buy” to a “buy” for the next 12 months. Like PotashCorp (POT), Mosaic (MOS), and Agrium (AGU), CF has a high concentration, with 12 analysts recommending a “hold” over the next 12 months. Only one analyst has recommended a “sell” for the stock, and none of them have recommended a “strong sell.”
As of February 21, 2017, the consensus price target for CF Industries is $33.95 per share over the next 12 months, which is higher than $30.40 since our last report in January. CF stock closed at $33.93 per share on February 21, indicating that the market and analysts agree on their expectations for CF Industries as well as the industry over the next 12 months.
In the next part of this series, we’ll look at the ratings and price target for Intrepid Potash (IPI).