Press coverage about HFF (NYSE:HF) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HFF earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.7086907426184 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of analysts have commented on HF shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of HFF from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub raised shares of HFF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. ValuEngine raised shares of HFF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of HFF in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, TheStreet cut shares of HFF from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. HFF has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $34.50.

Shares of HFF (NYSE:HF) traded down 0.95% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $36.65. 305,925 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $35.67 and a 200-day moving average price of $31.39. HFF has a one year low of $24.84 and a one year high of $38.30. The stock has a market cap of $1.41 billion, a PE ratio of 16.61 and a beta of 1.21.

HFF (NYSE:HF) last issued 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. The business had revenue of $137.36 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $127.81 million. HFF had a net margin of 15.51% and a return on equity of 40.20%. On average, analysts predict that HFF will post $2.29 EPS for the current year.

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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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