NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) --

CF Industries Holdings Inc

(NYSE:

CF

) hit a new 52-week high Monday as it is currently trading at $173.84, above its previous 52-week high of $172.92 with 2.1 million shares traded as of 1:26 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.6 million shares over the past 30 days.

CF has a market cap of $11.8 billion and is part of the

basic materials

sector and

chemicals

industry. Shares are up 21.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiary, CF Industries, Inc., manufactures and distributes nitrogen and phosphate fertilizer products, serving agricultural and industrial customers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Nitrogen and Phosphate. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.5, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates CF as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. You can view the full

CF Ratings Report

.

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