CF Industries: 5-Star Ag Stocks Poised to Pop

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, fertilizer supplier CF Industries (NYSE: CF  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at CF and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

CF facts

Headquarters (founded)

Deerfield, Ill. (1946)

Market Cap

$12.4 billion

Industry

Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$6.3 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Stephen Wilson

CFO Dennis Kelleher

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)

26.8%

Cash/Debt

$2.2 billion / $1.6 billion

Dividend Yield

0.8%

Competitors

Agrium (NYSE: AGU  )

PotashCorp (NYSE: POT  )

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,336 members who have rated CF believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, AygHead, succinctly summed up the CF bull case for our community:

Best management in the ag/fertilizer space. Investing in a new plant for late 2015, which will be the largest of its kind in the US, and with an excellent/strategic location, cheap labor pool and incentives from the state. There will probably be price compression for fertilizer as supply expands, but this will be offset by inflation and continued (very) low input costs given the shale boom (nat gas). Long term hold.

If you want to retire rich, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Owning exceptional stocks is a surefire way to secure your financial future. Of course, despite its five-star rating, CF may not be your top choice.

We've found another stock we are incredibly excited about -- excited enough to dub it "The Motley Fool's Top Stock for 2012." We have compiled a special free report for investors to uncover this stock today. The report is 100% free, but it won't be here forever, so click here to access it now.

Want to see how well (or not so well) the stocks in this series are performing? Follow the TrackPoisedTo CAPS account.


Read/Post Comments (0) | Recommend This Article (1)

Comments from our Foolish Readers

Help us keep this a respectfully Foolish area! This is a place for our readers to discuss, debate, and learn more about the Foolish investing topic you read about above. Help us keep it clean and safe. If you believe a comment is abusive or otherwise violates our Fool's Rules, please report it via the Report this Comment Report this Comment icon found on every comment.

Be the first one to comment on this article.

Sponsored Links

Leaked: Apple's Next Smart Device
(Warning, it may shock you)
The secret is out... experts are predicting 458 million of these types of devices will be sold per year. 1 hyper-growth company stands to rake in maximum profit - and it's NOT Apple. Show me Apple's new smart gizmo!

DocumentId: 2113231, ~/Articles/ArticleHandler.aspx, 12/22/2014 9:32:14 PM

Report This Comment

Use this area to report a comment that you believe is in violation of the community guidelines. Our team will review the entry and take any appropriate action.

Sending report...


Advertisement