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Is CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF) A Good Stock To Buy?

Insider Monkey finished processing more than 700 13F filings made by hedge funds and prominent investors. These filings show these funds’ portfolio positions as of September 30. In this article we are going to take a look at smart money sentiment towards CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF).

CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF) shareholders have witnessed an increase in hedge fund interest recently. At the end of this article we will also compare CF to other stocks including Discovery Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:DISCK), Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA), and Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Now, let’s take a peek at the new action regarding CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF).

What does the smart money think about CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 50 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of 6% from the previous quarter. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, D E Shaw holds the most valuable position in CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF). D E Shaw has a $517.3 million position in the stock, comprising 0.8% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Passport Capital, led by John Burbank, holding a $279.3 million position; 5% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other members of the smart money that hold long positions contain John Burbank’s Passport Capital, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group and John Armitage’s Egerton Capital Limited.

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