After spending much of the past year at a four-star rank, CF Industries
Investors like the benefits that integrating Terra Industries brings to CF Industries, and see the company in an improved competitive position after the recent acquisition, one of many mergers in the fertilizer space. The growth in the agriculture industry is being fueled by increased global demand for food, which is expected to continue, in turn driving up long-term demand for fertilizer.
CF Industries is not alone in seeking a stronger position in the industry. Competitor Agrium
Terra Industries helped add to CF Industries' second-quarter sales, and the acquisition nearly doubled the company's nitrogen production capacity. The company also expects its expanded sales and marketing network to help with growth and create better access to more sales channels. And similar to the bullish outlooks from potash producers Mosaic
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