Thrivent Financial For Lutherans trimmed its holdings in shares of HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) by 2.2% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 189,351 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 4,269 shares during the period. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans owned 0.49% of HFF worth $9,210,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A number of other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the stock. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC boosted its position in HFF by 10.0% in the 3rd quarter. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC now owns 5,569,569 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $220,332,000 after buying an additional 504,994 shares during the last quarter. Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC boosted its position in HFF by 53.0% in the 4th quarter. Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC now owns 884,325 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $42,961,000 after buying an additional 306,167 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in HFF by 23.8% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,099,096 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $43,480,000 after buying an additional 211,088 shares during the last quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership purchased a new position in HFF in the 4th quarter valued at about $9,356,000. Finally, Syntal Capital Partners LLC purchased a new position in HFF in the 4th quarter valued at about $7,782,000. 93.27% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on HF. JMP Securities lowered shares of HFF from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. TheStreet upgraded shares of HFF from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, March 9th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of HFF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of HFF from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, William Blair restated a “market perform” rating on shares of HFF in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $38.50.
Shares of HFF, Inc. (HF) opened at $48.93 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $1,894.52, a PE ratio of 19.89 and a beta of 1.02. HFF, Inc. has a 12 month low of $25.79 and a 12 month high of $51.74.
HFF (NYSE:HF) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.85 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $185.29 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $186.80 million. HFF had a net margin of 15.58% and a return on equity of 41.13%. research analysts forecast that HFF, Inc. will post 2.88 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a special dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 21st. Investors of record on Friday, February 9th were paid a dividend of $1.75 per share. This is a positive change from HFF’s previous special dividend of $1.57. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 8th. This represents a yield of 0.0351053159478435%.
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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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