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Surging Earnings Estimates Signal Good News for CF Industries (CF)

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CF Industries Holdings, Inc. CF is a manufacturer and distributor of nitrogen fertilizer products and other nitrogen products that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.
 
These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on CF’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that CF Industries could be a solid choice for investors.
 
Current Quarter Estimates for CF

In the past 30 days, two estimates have gone higher for CF Industries while none have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from breakeven earnings per share 30 days ago, to 10 cents today, a significant increase.
 
Current Year Estimates for CF

Meanwhile, CF Industries’ current year figures are also looking quite promising, with three estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to none lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from $1.16 per share 30 days ago to $1.37 per share today, an increase of 18.1%.
 

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Price and Consensus

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Price and Consensus | CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Quote

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 6.5% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So, investors may want to consider this Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock to profit in the near future. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

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