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

$13.1 billion


Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$6.1 billion


Chairman/CEO Dr. Stephen Wilson

CFO Dennis Kelleher

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$2.3 billion/$1.6 billion

Dividend Yield



Agrium (NYSE:AGU)

Koch Industries

PotashCorp (NYSE:POT)

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,315 members who have rated CF believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last month, one of those Fools, Nehams, succinctly summed up the CF bull case case for our community: "Leadership position in the most essential nutrient nitrogen, superb financial strength, best-in-industry operational performance and stock returns, and lip-smacking valuations: It's one of the best you could get in the fertilizer space."

If you want market-topping returns, you need to put together the best portfolio you can. Of course, despite its perfect five-star rating, CF may not be your top choice.

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