CF Industries

Dividend Stock Leaders for the Week of Feb.14-18 (WTW, FDO, CF, WMB, BVN, more)

Here are some of the biggest dividend stock winners and losers from the week that just ended. Company Fri. Close Weekly % Change Dividend Yield Weight Watchers International Inc ( WTW ) $64.72 +47.22% 1.08% Family Dollar Stores Inc. ( FDO ) $52.55 +19.00% 1.37% Valmont Industries Inc. ( VMI ) $110.26 +17.10% 0.60% Williams Companies Inc. (the) ( WMB ) $30.37 +12.52% 2.63% Compania Buenaventura S.A. ( BVN ) $44.84 +11.99% 1.34% Cimarex Energy Co ( XEC ) $114.62 +8.26% 0.28% Halliburton Company ( HAL ) $48.11 +7.77% 0.75% J.M. Smucker Company ( SJM ) $67.33 +7.33% 2.61% Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc ( DPS ) $36.41 +7.21% 2.75% Mosaic Company (the) ( MOS ) $83.02 -6.00% 0.24% Masco Corporation ( MAS ) $13.30 -6.14% 2.26% CF Industries Holdings Inc. ( CF ) $137.87 -8.29% 0.29% CenturyTel Inc. ( CTL ) $41.23 -8.58% 7.03% Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Market Wrap-Up for Feb.18 (JWN, CF, DLR, SWK, EOG, WTW, more)

We’re saw a gradual rise for the DOW as other indices remained fairly flat, finishing what has been a generally solid week for the averages. We added a new yield-focused name to our recommended list today, while also removing three growth names from our list as well. Be sure to check out Dividend.com Premium for those stories if you did not read the e-mail alerts we sent out earlier today. Elsewhere, earnings results are lifting shares of Digital Realty Trust ( DLR ), a recent addition to our recommended list. Nordstrom ( JWN ) bounced off of earlier levels and closed higher following the company’s earnings report, as well as news the company was buying a private sales e-commerce company. Wall Street upgrades pushed several stocks higher, including Stanley Black & Decker ( SWK ), EOG Resources ( EOG ), and Raytheon ( RTN ). On the downside, fertilizer play CF Industries ( CF ) sold off after reporting better-than-expected results. Weight Watchers ( WTW ) also gave back just a smidgen of yesterday’s huge gains. The speculation in the venture capital space continues to rage on as we continue to hear about huge rounds of money being raised at ever-climbing market valuations. Mark Cuban just came out with some comments that echoed what I have been saying about the “game” that is going on, where eventually regular investors get burned with the usual late invitations to participate (post-IPO after the insiders have already cashed…

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CF Industries Q4 Profit Beats View on Rising Fertilizer Demand (CF)

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Fertilizer maker CF Industries Holdings, Inc. ( CF ) late Thursday posted better-than-expected fourth quarter earnings results, aided by strong demand for its products and the addition of sales from its acquisition of rival Terra Nitrogen. The Deerfield, IL-based company reported fourth quarter net income of $200.3 million, or $2.78 per share, compared with $51.4 million, or $1.04 per share, in the year-ago period. Excluding one-time items, adjusted profit was $2.65 per share. Revenue more than doubled from last year to $1.24 billion. On average, Wall Street analysts expected a smaller profit of $2.56 per share, on lower revenue of $1.19 billion. CF Industries shares fell 81 cents, or -0.6%, in premarket trading Friday. The Bottom Line CF Industries ( CF ) has been an “aggressive” recommendation for us, but is not a name we think yield-focused investors should be considering. The company has a .27% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $147.81. CF Industries Holdings, Inc. ( CF ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Dividend Stock Leaders for the Week of Jan.18-21 (GE, MOS, MS, BAC, FCX, CLF, more)

Here are some of the biggest dividend stock winners and losers from the week that just ended. Company Fri. Close Weekly % Change Dividend Yield Pep Boys ( PBY ) $14.15 +7.28% 0.85% Lockheed Martin Corporation ( LMT ) $79.22 +6.34% 3.79% General Electric Company ( GE ) $19.74 +4.89% 2.84% Adtran Inc. ( ADTN ) $41.32 +4.87% 0.87% Oracle Corporation ( ORCL ) $32.51 +4.03% 0.62% Morgan Stanley ( MS ) $30.01 +3.55% 0.67% Peabody Energy Corporation ( BTU ) $58.17 -6.19% 0.58% Bank of America Corporation ( BAC ) $14.25 -6.56% 0.28% Cliffs Natural Resources ( CLF ) $81.66 -8.08% 0.69% Freeport-McMoran ( FCX ) $108.40 -8.41% 1.85% CF Industries Holdings Inc. ( CF ) $133.30 -8.87% 0.30% Sotheby’s Holdings Inc. ( BID ) $41.27 -9.04% 0.48% Mosaic Company (the) ( MOS ) $73.20 -11.78% 0.27% Hudson City Bancorp Inc. ( HCBK ) $11.25 -14.71% 5.33% Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Market Wrap-Up for Jan.19 (IBM, GS, STT, MOS, NTRS, POT, more)

I just got the results from my recent blood work and my cholesterol came back at 207. It is about the same it was three years ago, but I need to dedicate a bit more time to exercise and taking care of my body as I do my finances. Without health, what good is wealth? I was never a big fan of going to the doctor (who is?), but as I get older and have much more responsibility (family, thousands of Dividend.com Premium subscribers, etc.), I need to step up being proactive when it comes to health. I am probably one of the few Italians I know that doesn’t eat fish — not a great thing when you are trying to bring down cholesterol levels. It’s time to cut back a touch on the pasta and hit the treadmill more. Hopefully everyone out there is trying to pay attention to health and fitness as well. We all need each other on our “A” game. We are now entering earnings season and this is where there could be some stomach-turning action in the markets. There will be some good news that gets rewarded and some good news that gets sold. It’s always hard to pinpoint why the moves happen as they do sometimes, but just try and hang in there. I am always happier when earnings season is nearing the end for each quarter, so I can examine where the overreactions occurred or where the news may be a bit more gloomy than we like for names that could be on our recommended list. As for today’s action in the markets, we saw some significant selling in more of the growth plays for a change. Earnings results jolted several big-name financial plays, including State Street ( STT ), Northern Trust ( NTRS ), and Goldman Sachs ( GS ). Fertilizer play Mosaic ( MOS ) took a hit as agribusiness giant Cargill may be planning to relinquish its majority control in the company. Selling spread to other names in the sector, including CF Industries ( CF ) and Potash Corp ( POT ). One of the few bright spots that stood out was IBM Corp ( IBM ), up nicely following the tech giant’s earnings results. We’ll continue to monitor the markets closely as we have been and will keep subscribers alerted to any changes we make on our recommended list. Continuing with yesterday’s theme, here are some more common money excuses people use and my response to them: Excuse #6 – “I’ll pay it off next month!” This is where the credit card companies really get you. The minute you start falling behind is when the fees start to pile on. Pay it off quickly and learn to be consistently responsible. Excuse #7 – “Old cars just aren&#…

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Dividend Stock Leaders for the Week of Jan.10-14 (ITT, MRO, MOS, CLF, MRK, BVN, more)

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Here are some of the biggest dividend stock winners and losers from the week that just ended. Company Fri. Close Weekly % Change Dividend Yield ITT Industries Inc. ( ITT ) $59.30 +12.69% 1.69% H. B. Fuller Company ( FUL ) $22.40 +12.34% 1.25% KLA-Tencor Corporation ( KLAC ) $42.11 +11.73% 2.37% Huntsman Corporation ( HUN ) $17.94 +10.88% 2.23% Marathon Oil Corporation ( MRO ) $42.59 +10.25% 2.35% Applied Materials Inc. ( AMAT ) $15.32 +9.74% 1.83% Cliffs Natural Resources ( CLF ) $88.84 +9.23% 0.63% Mosaic Company (the) ( MOS ) $82.97 +8.76% 0.24% Franklin Resources Inc. ( BEN ) $121.21 +8.52% 0.83% Cimarex Energy Co ( XEC ) $97.28 +7.20% 0.33% CF Industries Holdings Inc. ( CF ) $146.27 +6.40% 0.27% Radioshack Corporation ( RSH ) $17.25 -6.05% 1.45% Compania Buenaventura S.A. ( BVN ) $42.22 -6.84% 1.42% AmBev ( ABV ) $28.08 -7.02% 1.53% Merck & Company Inc. ( MRK ) $34.23 -8.35% 4.44% Strayer Education Inc. ( STRA ) $123.50 -19.41% 3.24% Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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Market Wrap-Up for Jan.6 (TGT, GPS, MON, POT, MOS, HSY, more)

Many pundits talk about the significance of the first week of January in the markets. The old saying goes, “How goes the first week of January, goes the rest of the year for the markets.” There is statistical data that does show some truth to this adage, but at the end of the day, it’s still just one week of the long market year. Tech stocks have been flying this week, but you can’t argue a touch of the euphoria is likely tied to the CES show in Las Vegas that is starting today (as well as the recent Qualcomm deal to buy Atheros Communications). All the latest and greatest tech gadgets are on display this week, and the momentum crowd is buzzing with optimism. Optimism is a good thing, and for investors it doesn’t hurt to start feeling better about where things are today, as opposed to the low spirits many felt when the banking system was imploding a couple years ago. Now, that doesn’t mean to go crazy buying as many stocks as possible right this minute, but for some investors, there needs to be a time to get over the “Wall Street is rigged and no one can make money in the markets” mentality. I’ve been analyzing the markets for a long time, so I’m certainly not naive enough to think that there aren’t “insiders” out there that use underhanded means to profit immensely. But at the same time…

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Potash Corp (NYSE:POT), CF Industries (NYSE:CF), Mosaic (NYSE:MOS), Intrepid Potash (NYSE:IPI), Agrium (NYSE:AGU) in 2010

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The fertilizer sector was among one of the hottest in 2010, largely on the increased price of corn, although other grains were helpful as well. Companies like Potash Corp (NYSE:POT), CF Industries (NYSE:CF), Mosaic (NYSE:MOS), Intrepid Potash (NYSE:IPI) and Agrium (NYSE:AGU) pushed up on expectations the higher margins would give farmers extra capital to acquire more fertilizers. Mosaic ended

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