NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CF Industries Holdings (NYSE: CF) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $195.69, above its previous 52-week high of $195.48 with 148,483 shares traded as of 9:45 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.8 million shares over the past 30 days. CF has a market cap of $12.61 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 32.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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 8.7, equal to the average chemicals industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates CF as a buy. 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, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full CF Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center.