HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on HF shares. Zacks Investment Research raised HFF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, November 3rd. ValuEngine raised HFF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st.

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

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

In related news, Director Zarraga Manuel A. De sold 40,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction 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 completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 227,923 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,071,917.37. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director John Fowler sold 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.12, for a total value of $676,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 246,878 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $11,139,135.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 113,959 shares of company stock worth $5,061,936 over the last three months. 5.70% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its stake in HFF by 16.7% in the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 3,040 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $102,000 after purchasing an additional 434 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in HFF in the 3rd quarter valued at $122,000. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. boosted its stake in HFF by 9.8% in the 2nd quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 3,226 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $112,000 after purchasing an additional 289 shares during the period. Mountain Capital Investment Advisors Inc bought a new stake in HFF in the 2nd quarter valued at $129,000. Finally, Pinebridge Investments L.P. boosted its stake in HFF by 1.9% in the 2nd quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 4,675 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $163,000 after purchasing an additional 87 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds 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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