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.

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) Intraday View

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.