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Analysts’ Recommendations and Price Target for CF Industries

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Nov. 20 2020, Updated 2:53 p.m. ET

About CF Industries

CF Industries (CF) is the largest producer of nitrogen fertilizer in North America (SPY). It uses natural gas as a raw input material to produce nitrogen fertilizer, unlike most of its Chinese counterparts. Please read Here’s What’s Ahead for Nitrogen Investors to learn about the supply-demand dynamics in 2017.

In this article, we’ll see what analysts are recommending for CF Industries over the next 12 months.

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Analyst recommendations

On March 13, 2017, five of the 18 analysts covering CF Industries (CF) recommended a “strong buy” to a “buy” for the next 12 months, down from six analysts in February. 

Like PotashCorp (POT), Mosaic (MOS), and Agrium (AGU), CF Industries has a high concentration of recommendations. Twelve analysts recommended a “hold” over the next 12 months, which remained unchanged month-over-month. Only one analyst recommended a “sell” for the stock, and none of them recommended a “strong sell.”

Price target

On March 13, 2017, the consensus price target for CF Industries was $33.41 per share over the next 12 months, which is lower than $30.95 from our last report in February. CF Industries stock closed at $29.40 per share on March 13, which is an 11.9% discount to the analysts’ price target.

In the next part of this series, we’ll look at the ratings and price target for Intrepid Potash (IPI).

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