HFF, Inc. (HF) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine upgraded HFF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research cut HFF from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd.

HFF (HF) opened at $50.91 on Friday. HFF has a 1-year low of $25.79 and a 1-year high of $50.93. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,903.90, a PE ratio of 22.83 and a beta of 1.16.

HFF (NYSE:HF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The financial services provider reported $0.54 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.56 by ($0.02). HFF had a net margin of 15.20% and a return on equity of 39.03%. equities analysts expect that HFF will post 2.36 earnings per share for the current year.

In other HFF news, Director Zarraga Manuel A. De sold 40,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.19, for a total value of $1,767,600.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 227,923 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,071,917.37. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Michael Tepedino sold 8,943 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.83, for a total value of $391,971.69. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 151,481 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,639,412.23. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 113,959 shares of company stock worth $5,061,936 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 5.70% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in HF. Advisor Group Inc. increased its position in shares of HFF by 16.7% during the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 3,040 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $102,000 after purchasing an additional 434 shares during the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. increased its position in shares of HFF by 9.8% during the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 3,226 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $112,000 after purchasing an additional 289 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of HFF during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $122,000. Mountain Capital Investment Advisors Inc acquired a new position in shares of HFF during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $129,000. Finally, Pinebridge Investments L.P. increased its position in shares of HFF by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 4,675 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $163,000 after purchasing an additional 87 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.78% of the company’s stock.

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HFF Company Profile

HFF, Inc is a holding company. The Company holds the partnership interests in Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. and HFF Securities L.P. (together, the Operating Partnerships), held through the subsidiary HFF Partnership Holdings, LLC, and all of the outstanding shares of Holliday GP Corp. (Holliday GP).

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