CF Industries (CF) finished 2017 with an impressive 33% return. Its peers CVR Partners (UAN), PotashCorp, Agrium, and Israel Chemicals (ICL) all struggled. The company even outperformed the VanEck Vectors Agribusiness ETF (MOO), which rose 20%.
Nineteen Wall Street analysts are covering CF Industries. They have a consensus mean rating of 2.7 on the stock with an overall “hold” recommendation as of January 10, 2018. CF’s ratings were unchanged since our last update in December 2017.
Of the 19 analysts, two have given CF Industries a “strong buy” recommendation for the next 12-month period. Four analysts have given it a “buy” recommendation.
Ten of the analysts have given it a “hold” recommendation, and two have given it a “sell” recommendation. None of the analysts have given it a “strong sell” recommendation.
As of January 10, 2018, the current consensus median price target for CF Industries is $37, which is below the company’s closing price of $42.40 that day.
In the past two months, Cowen upgraded the company’s price target to $33 from $27. BMO Capital Markets upgraded its price target to $43 from $38, and Royal Bank of Canada upgraded its price target to $32 from $27.
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