Institutional Investors Are Betting On HFF Inc (NYSE:HF)

May 17, 2018 - By Larry Purdy

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Sentiment for HFF Inc (NYSE:HF)

HFF Inc (NYSE:HF) institutional sentiment increased to 1.97 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.34, from 1.63 in 2017Q3. The ratio increased, as 114 active investment managers started new or increased holdings, while 58 sold and reduced their equity positions in HFF Inc. The active investment managers in our partner’s database reported: 35.16 million shares, up from 33.78 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of active investment managers holding HFF Inc in their top 10 holdings increased from 1 to 3 for an increase of 2. Sold All: 11 Reduced: 47 Increased: 70 New Position: 44.

HFF, Inc. provides commercial real estate and capital market services to the users and providers of capital in the United States commercial real estate industry. The company has market cap of $1.33 billion. It offers debt placement services, such as construction and construction/mini-permanent loans, adjustable and fixed rate mortgages, entity level debts, mezzanine debts, forward delivery loans, tax exempt financing, and sale/leaseback financing to the owners of various properties comprising office, retail, industrial, hotel, multi-housing, student housing, self-storage, senior living, independent living, assisted living, nursing homes, condominiums and condominium conversions, mixed-use properties, and land. It has a 14.75 P/E ratio. The firm also provides investment sales services to commercial real estate owners; and equity placement and private equity alternatives and solutions, as well as assists clients in the sale of their commercial real estate debt note portfolios.

The stock increased 0.73% or $0.25 during the last trading session, reaching $34.04. About 105,897 shares traded. HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) has risen 93.80% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 82.25% the S&P500.

Analysts await HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.59 EPS, up 20.41 % or $0.10 from last year’s $0.49 per share. HF’s profit will be $23.07M for 14.42 P/E if the $0.59 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.33 actual EPS reported by HFF, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 78.79 % EPS growth.

Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc holds 2.67% of its portfolio in HFF, Inc. for 884,325 shares. Syntal Capital Partners Llc owns 160,000 shares or 2.38% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc has 2.27% invested in the company for 5.76 million shares. The New York-based New Amsterdam Partners Llc Ny has invested 2.1% in the stock. Texan Capital Management, a Texas-based fund reported 44,572 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 buying transaction, and 5 insider sales for $2.65 million activity.

HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of HFF Inc’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating HFF Inc, 0 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $41 while the high is $50.0. The stock’s average target of $45.50 is 33.67% above today’s ($34.04) share price. HF was included in 4 notes of analysts from December 21, 2017. The company was maintained on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was downgraded by JMP Securities to “Market Perform” on Wednesday, January 24. The stock of HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, January 19.

More news for HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “HFF tumbles 13.5% after sluggish first quarter results” on April 25, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “HFF’s (HF) CEO Mark Gibson on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” and published on April 25, 2018 is yet another important article.

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