Medtronic plc (MDT) Analysts See $1.17 EPS; 6 Analysts Bullish CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF)

February 15, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Among 18 analysts covering CF Industries Holdings (NYSE:CF), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. CF Industries Holdings had 85 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Susquehanna upgraded CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) on Tuesday, November 17 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, January 20 by Bank of America. The rating was downgraded by Piper Jaffray on Monday, March 28 to “Neutral”. The stock of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Wednesday, November 8. As per Wednesday, December 16, the company rating was upgraded by Credit Agricole. On Wednesday, October 21 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Sector Perform”. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Neutral” rating in Wednesday, August 10 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Friday, May 5 report. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, March 20 by Goldman Sachs. Barclays Capital upgraded CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) rating on Friday, August 14. Barclays Capital has “Overweight” rating and $71 target. See CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) latest ratings:

05/12/2017 Broker: Stephens Rating: Equal-Weight Initiates Coverage On
14/11/2017 Broker: Atlantic Securities Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Underweight Downgrade
08/11/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $33.0 Maintain
02/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Sell New Target: $32.0 Maintain
03/11/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $38 New Target: $43 Maintain
17/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Underperform Old Target: $23.00 New Target: $27.00 Maintain
10/10/2017 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Hold New Target: $31.0 Maintain
11/10/2017 Broker: HSBC Rating: Hold New Target: $36.3 Initiates Coverage On
06/10/2017 Broker: Piper Jaffray Rating: Hold New Target: $28.0 Maintain
19/09/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $27.0 Maintain

Analysts expect Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) to report $1.17 EPS on February, 20.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 4.46% from last quarter’s $1.12 EPS. MDT’s profit would be $1.58B giving it 17.49 P/E if the $1.17 EPS is correct. After having $1.07 EPS previously, Medtronic plc’s analysts see 9.35% EPS growth. The stock increased 2.04% or $1.64 during the last trading session, reaching $81.86. About 5.00 million shares traded. Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) has risen 4.04% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 12.66% the S&P500.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. manufactures and distributes nitrogen fertilizers and other nitrogen products worldwide. The company has market cap of $9.25 billion. The firm operates through Ammonia, Granular Urea, UAN, AN, Other, and Phosphate divisions. It currently has negative earnings. The Company’s principal nitrogen fertilizer products include ammonia, granular urea, urea ammonium nitrate, and ammonium nitrate.

The stock increased 1.69% or $0.66 during the last trading session, reaching $39.66. About 2.76M shares traded. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) has declined 0.63% since February 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.33% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.10, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It worsened, as 40 investors sold CF Industries Holdings, Inc. shares while 147 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. 250.53 million shares or 1.86% less from 255.28 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Bb&T Secs Ltd reported 0.02% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Great West Life Assurance Communication Can holds 0.02% or 177,380 shares. Shell Asset Management Co owns 8,208 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. 91,105 are owned by Cornerstone Capital Mgmt Holding Limited Liability. Robertson Opportunity Capital Limited Company owns 89,000 shares for 1.8% of their portfolio. 494,300 are held by Ny State Common Retirement Fund. Profund Advisors has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Canada Pension Plan Board stated it has 0.01% in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). Bluecrest Capital Mngmt Ltd reported 0.01% of its portfolio in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). California State Teachers Retirement Sys stated it has 404,691 shares. Viking Fund Management Limited Com accumulated 1,700 shares. Ubs Asset Mngmt Americas owns 0.07% invested in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) for 2.21M shares. Parametric Portfolio Llc invested in 0.04% or 944,519 shares. Pacad Ltd reported 13,700 shares. Us State Bank De stated it has 11,574 shares.

Among 28 analysts covering Medtronic (NYSE:MDT), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 64% are positive. Medtronic had 79 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, July 18. The firm has “Outperform” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Tuesday, October 10. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, November 22. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Tuesday, August 22. BMO Capital Markets maintained Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) rating on Tuesday, August 22. BMO Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $92.0 target. UBS maintained Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) rating on Friday, February 17. UBS has “Buy” rating and $94 target. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, March 23 report. The stock of Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) earned “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, June 2. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, November 10 by BMO Capital Markets. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, November 23 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.12 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.22, from 0.9 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 73 investors sold Medtronic plc shares while 392 reduced holdings. 109 funds opened positions while 414 raised stakes. 1.07 billion shares or 1.07% more from 1.06 billion shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Robeco Institutional Asset Bv owns 130,514 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. 76,958 were reported by Diversified Tru. Integral Derivatives Ltd Liability, New York-based fund reported 6,616 shares. Azimuth Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Corp accumulated 58,847 shares. Ubs Asset Americas reported 3.97 million shares. Court Place Advsr Limited Liability Co has 0.12% invested in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) for 3,354 shares. Aureus Asset Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 3,155 shares. Essex Financial Ser accumulated 0.39% or 20,252 shares. Parthenon Ltd Llc invested 1.55% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Smithfield Com invested in 0.08% or 8,000 shares. Dubuque National Bank Trust has 124,224 shares. Reilly Fincl Advsr Limited Liability Company invested 0.01% in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Rosenbaum Jay D holds 2.47% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) for 16,570 shares. World Invsts has invested 0.14% of its portfolio in Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT). Snyder Cap Lp owns 34,102 shares.

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