FMC, AGU And CF, 3 Chemicals Stocks Pushing The Industry Lower
1. As of noon trading, CF Industries Holdings ( CF) is down $2.07 (-1.1%) to $191.38 on average volume. Thus far, 441,754 shares of CF Industries Holdings exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $188.27-$193.40 after having opened the day at $192.56 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $193.45. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer products worldwide. It operates in two segments, Nitrogen and Phosphate. CF Industries Holdings has a market cap of $11.3 billion and is part of the basic materials sector. Shares are down 3.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate CF Industries Holdings a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates CF Industries Holdings as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full CF Industries Holdings Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more. If you are interested in one of these 4 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the chemicals industry could consider Materials Select Sector SPDR ( XLB) while those bearish on the chemicals industry could consider ProShares Short Basic Materials Fd ( SBM).
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