Shares of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) opened at $32.5, and ended -0.37% lower at $32.19. Nearly 5.62 million shares were traded by the close, higher than its average daily volume of 4.22 million shares.CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) Analyst Opinion
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. has a consensus outperform rating from 16 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 14.67% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 5.51% last month and is up 2.26 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 7 of analysts who cover CF having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $31.33 price target on CF Industries Holdings, Inc., suggesting a -2.67% decline from recent close. It’s currently trading about -13.4% below its 52-week high.CF Industries Holdings, Inc. Earnings Surprise
CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.1 a piece versus the consensus-estimated -$0.04. Its revenue totaled $1.06 billion up 1.96% from the previous quarter.
This stock (CF) is ahead of its 52-week low with 46.32%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 4.08% which for the week stands at 2.83%. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 7.95% and stays 7.99% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 10.69% gains and now is up 7.58% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $28.83. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 26.19%.
Turning to Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI), its shares were trading at $57.99 a retreat of $-0.12, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $58.65, touched a high of $59.29 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their neutral recommendations with the consensus call at 2.1. Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. has 3 buy ratings, 0 holds and 1 sells even after the stock tumbled -43.92% from its high of $103.41 to a $1.11 billion market value through last close.Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (AAOI) Consensus Price Target
The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale remained unchanged from 2.22 to 2.22 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $85.67 a share. The target implies a 47.73% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 98.31% to analysts’ high consensus price target.Applied Optoelectronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI) Intraday Trading
The counter witnessed a trading volume of 1.39 million shares versus an average volume of 3.6 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 3.79% which for the week approaches 4.49%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $57.5 and compares with the $18.85 52-week low. The stock recovered 210.11% since its low point and has performed 147.4% year-to-date.