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UPDATE: Goldman Sachs Reinstates CF Industries at Sell; Nitrogen Fundamentals Peaking

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Goldman Sachs reinstated coverage on CF Industries (NYSE: CF) with a Sell rating and a $204 price target.

Goldman Sachs noted, "We believe that the transformational impact of shale gas for North American Nitrogen producers is now well understood and that 2012 marked a peak for CF fundamentals. We see 14% downside to 2013 consensus EPS from a combination of lower ammonia/urea prices and higher natural gas costs. … While elevated crop prices remain supportive of strong N applications, we favor P&K for leverage to higher crop prices following 2012 underperformance and see more risk to N than other nutrients from weather-related delays to planting and/or rotation to soybeans."

CF Industries closed at $217.22 on Tuesday.

Latest Ratings for CF

DateFirmActionFromTo
Feb 2015BarclaysMaintainsEqual-weight
Feb 2015JP MorganMaintainsNeutral
Jan 2015Goldman SachsUpgradesNeutralBuy

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