Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) by 19.2% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 5,064,575 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 817,460 shares during the quarter. HFF makes up about 1.8% of Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 12th largest position. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC owned about 13.13% of HFF worth $176,095,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. State of Alaska Department of Revenue lifted its holdings in shares of HFF by 2.4% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 3,880 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 90 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its holdings in shares of HFF by 10.6% in the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 7,064 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $195,000 after buying an additional 678 shares in the last quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. purchased a new position in shares of HFF in the second quarter worth $216,000. Mason Street Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of HFF by 7.4% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 8,224 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $228,000 after buying an additional 567 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of HFF in the first quarter worth $237,000. 87.11% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on HF. TheStreet downgraded shares of HFF from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 17th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of HFF from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of HFF from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of HFF from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $34.50.

HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) traded up 0.84% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $38.45. 69,240 shares of the company were exchanged. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $36.60 and its 200-day moving average price is $32.23. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.48 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.42 and a beta of 1.21. HFF, Inc. has a 52 week low of $24.84 and a 52 week high of $38.49.

HFF (NYSE:HF) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.09. HFF had a net margin of 15.51% and a return on equity of 40.20%. The company had revenue of $137.36 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $127.81 million. Equities analysts forecast that HFF, Inc. will post $2.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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HFF 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).

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for HFF (NYSE:HF)

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