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Why CF Industries Is Ready to Rebound

Tuesday - 4/9/2013, 3:40pm  ET

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 has earned a respected four-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

$12.0 billion

Industry

Fertilizers and agricultural chemicals

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$6.1 billion

Management

Chairman/CEO Dr. Stephen Wilson

CFO Dennis Kelleher

Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)

28.7%

Cash/Debt

$2.3 billion / $1.6 billion

Dividend Yield

0.8%

Competitors

Agrium

Koch Industries

PotashCorp

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,323 members who have rated CF believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star buffalonate, succinctly summed up the CF bull case for our community: "Agriculture stocks are a great place to be for the long-term. The population keeps going up so fertilizer is going to be very important to increase productivity."

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