Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- CF Industries Holdings (NYSE: CF) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $228, above its previous 52-week high of $227.99 with 614,705 shares traded as of 12:37 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 945,600 shares over the past 30 days. CF has a market cap of $14.06 billion and is part of the basic materials sector and chemicals industry. Shares are up 7.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 8.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates CF as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and notable return on equity. 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. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.