Atlantic Equities Cuts CF Industries (CF); Lsb Industries (LXU) Shorts Lowered By 17.04%

November 15, 2017 - By Nellie Frank

Lsb Industries Incorporated (NYSE:LXU) had a decrease of 17.04% in short interest. LXU’s SI was 3.47 million shares in November as released by FINRA. Its down 17.04% from 4.18M shares previously. With 247,900 avg volume, 14 days are for Lsb Industries Incorporated (NYSE:LXU)’s short sellers to cover LXU’s short positions. The SI to Lsb Industries Incorporated’s float is 15.46%. It closed at $7.83 lastly. It is down 34.80% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 51.50% the S&P500.

Among 17 analysts covering CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. CF Industries Holdings has $76 highest and $22 lowest target. $38.80’s average target is 9.30% above currents $35.5 stock price. CF Industries Holdings had 84 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital given on Thursday, August 18. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral” on Thursday, June 16. The rating was downgraded by Atlantic Securities to “Neutral” on Friday, August 5. The rating was downgraded by Atlantic Securities on Tuesday, November 14 to “Underweight”. The stock has “Underperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, February 17. Credit Suisse maintained CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) on Tuesday, April 19 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) earned “Outperform” rating by Credit Agricole on Wednesday, January 27. The rating was upgraded by CLSA on Monday, June 6 to “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Friday, May 5. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, June 6 by BMO Capital Markets.

About 8,428 shares traded. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has declined 0.63% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.33% the S&P500.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizer, and other nitrogen products. The company has market cap of $8.29 billion. The Company’s nitrogen fertilizer products are ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate solution and ammonium nitrate (AN). It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s other nitrogen products include diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), urea liquor, nitric acid and aqua ammonia, which are sold primarily to the Company’s industrial customers, and compound fertilizer products (nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium or NPKs).

Investors sentiment increased to 0.98 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.03, from 0.95 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 56 investors sold CF Industries Holdings, Inc. shares while 125 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 122 raised stakes. 255.28 million shares or 3.32% more from 247.08 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ent Fincl Services accumulated 90 shares or 0% of the stock. 560 were reported by Gemmer Asset Mngmt. Fmr Limited Com reported 0.06% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). 1.09M are owned by Retail Bank Of America De. Quantres Asset Management has invested 0.15% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Renaissance Technologies Ltd Co has invested 0.04% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Archford Strategies has invested 0% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Moreover, Ls Investment Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.02% invested in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Amer Group invested in 139,604 shares. Alliancebernstein Limited Partnership accumulated 4.59 million shares. Ontario – Canada-based Canada Pension Plan Board has invested 0% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Fifth Third State Bank holds 0% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) or 68 shares. Hl Services Lc, Kentucky-based fund reported 12,105 shares. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund holds 0.01% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) or 24,142 shares. Liberty Mutual Grp Inc Asset holds 0.02% or 15,098 shares.

Analysts await CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) to report earnings on February, 21. They expect $-0.11 EPS, up 71.79% or $0.28 from last year’s $-0.39 per share. After $-0.39 actual EPS reported by CF Industries Holdings, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -71.79% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.53 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.62, from 0.91 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 12 investors sold LSB Industries, Inc. shares while 24 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 36 raised stakes. 18.79 million shares or 0.45% more from 18.71 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Robotti Robert has invested 6.72% of its portfolio in LSB Industries, Inc. (NYSE:LXU). Wells Fargo Com Mn holds 125,129 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc, New York-based fund reported 145,203 shares. Gemmer Asset Mgmt Llc stated it has 424 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Us Natl Bank De holds 0% in LSB Industries, Inc. (NYSE:LXU) or 576 shares. Sei Investments stated it has 0% in LSB Industries, Inc. (NYSE:LXU). 21,490 were accumulated by Monarch Prtnrs Asset Management Ltd. 37,676 are held by Legal & General Gru Plc. Manufacturers Life The holds 0% of its portfolio in LSB Industries, Inc. (NYSE:LXU) for 18,703 shares. Tiaa Cref Management Limited Liability Com reported 57,019 shares. Teachers Retirement Systems Of The State Of Kentucky stated it has 5,500 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 8,336 are held by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage. Rhumbline Advisers reported 0% stake. State Teachers Retirement holds 0% in LSB Industries, Inc. (NYSE:LXU) or 39,582 shares. Schwab Charles Inc, California-based fund reported 68,384 shares.

LSB Industries, Inc. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $222.41 million. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the manufacture and sale of chemical products. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm operates through chemical business segment.

Among 3 analysts covering LSB Industries (NYSE:LXU), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. LSB Industries had 4 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Strong Sell” rating by ValuEngine on Thursday, May 25. The stock has “Buy” rating by Feltl & Co on Wednesday, March 2. As per Wednesday, March 9, the company rating was maintained by Avondale. The firm has “Hold” rating by Zacks given on Thursday, August 13.

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