CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF), the biggest US producer of nitrogen-based fertilizers, decreased the most in five months on speculation the firm’s quarterly earnings may be at a peak.
CF dropped 6.9% to $183.91 at the close in New York, the largest percentage moved down since Nov. 17.
The firm yesterday following the close of regular trading that Q1 profit excluding a mark-to-market loss on gas derivatives was $6.06 per share, topping the $4.95 average of 14 estimates compiled by Bloomberg. Adjusted profit will be $7.69 in the Q2 and $5.05 in the third quarter, according to estimates.
Turning towards the investors who viewing CF against Potash Corp./Saskatchewan (USA) (NYSE:POT) declined -1.67%, Mosaic Co (NYSE:MOS) lost -2.64%, Terra Nitrogen Company, L.P. (NYSE:TNH) slid -6.53%, Agrium Inc. (USA) (NYSE:AGU) dropped -3.35%, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX) which also decreased -1.27% and Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) slipped -2.08%.
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) stock in last session held volume of 3.84 million shares as compare to its average volume of 1.72 million shares. The stock after opening at $194.24 hit high price of $194.92 and then closed at $183.91 by plunging-6.87%.
As the revenue measures CF generated revenue of 6.45 billion in the following twelve months income of $1.63 billion. The Company showed a positive 28.35% in the net profit margin and in addition to in its operating margin which remained 45.37%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was 24.57%.
The stock showed weekly downbeat performance of -7.10% which was maintained for the month at -1.70%. Likewise the negative performance for the quarter was recorded as -1.31% and for the year was 43.41% while the YTD performance remained at 27.12%.
The CF past twelve months price to sales ratio was 1.87 and price to cash ratio remained 7.04. As far as the returns are concern, the CF return on equity was recorded as 34.98% and increased 23.89% return on investment while its return on asset stayed at 19.45%.
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