Spotlight on CF Industries Holdings: Analyzing the Surge in Options Activity

Deep-pocketed investors have adopted a bullish approach towards CF Industries Holdings CF, and it's something market players shouldn't ignore. Our tracking of public options records at Benzinga unveiled this significant move today. The identity of these investors remains unknown, but such a substantial move in CF usually suggests something big is about to happen.

We gleaned this information from our observations today when Benzinga's options scanner highlighted 8 extraordinary options activities for CF Industries Holdings. This level of activity is out of the ordinary.

The general mood among these heavyweight investors is divided, with 62% leaning bullish and 37% bearish. Among these notable options, 3 are puts, totaling $328,455, and 5 are calls, amounting to $183,379.

Projected Price Targets

Analyzing the Volume and Open Interest in these contracts, it seems that the big players have been eyeing a price window from $72.5 to $100.0 for CF Industries Holdings during the past quarter.

Volume & Open Interest Development

Examining the volume and open interest provides crucial insights into stock research. This information is key in gauging liquidity and interest levels for CF Industries Holdings's options at certain strike prices. Below, we present a snapshot of the trends in volume and open interest for calls and puts across CF Industries Holdings's significant trades, within a strike price range of $72.5 to $100.0, over the past month.

CF Industries Holdings Option Activity Analysis: Last 30 Days

Significant Options Trades Detected:

Symbol PUT/CALL Trade Type Sentiment Exp. Date Ask Bid Price Strike Price Total Trade Price Open Interest Volume
CF PUT SWEEP BULLISH 04/19/24 $2.35 $1.9 $1.9 $82.00 $201.9K 137 2.1K
CF PUT TRADE BULLISH 01/16/26 $10.2 $9.9 $9.9 $75.00 $99.0K 821 0
CF CALL SWEEP BULLISH 08/16/24 $3.7 $3.0 $3.5 $87.50 $52.5K 49 0
CF CALL SWEEP BEARISH 01/17/25 $3.5 $3.3 $3.3 $100.00 $51.1K 641 9
CF CALL SWEEP BEARISH 05/17/24 $2.15 $2.05 $2.05 $82.50 $28.7K 1.2K 53

About CF Industries Holdings

CF Industries is a leading producer and distributor of nitrogen, which is primarily used in fertilizers. The company operates nitrogen manufacturing plants primarily in North America. CF also produces nitrogen in the United Kingdom and holds a joint venture interest in a nitrogen production facility in Trinidad and Tobago. CF makes nitrogen primarily using low-cost U.S. natural gas as its feedstock, making CF one of the lowest-cost nitrogen producers globally. The company is also investing in carbon-free blue and green ammonia, which can be used an alternative fuel to hydrogen or as a means to transport hydrogen.

CF Industries Holdings's Current Market Status

  • Currently trading with a volume of 2,597,435, the CF's price is up by 3.59%, now at $80.59.
  • RSI readings suggest the stock is currently is currently neutral between overbought and oversold.
  • Anticipated earnings release is in 13 days.

Expert Opinions on CF Industries Holdings

2 market experts have recently issued ratings for this stock, with a consensus target price of $78.5.

  • Reflecting concerns, an analyst from B of A Securities lowers its rating to Neutral with a new price target of $88.
  • Maintaining their stance, an analyst from Berenberg continues to hold a Hold rating for CF Industries Holdings, targeting a price of $69.

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