State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D continued to hold its stake in shares of HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 42,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock at the end of the second quarter. State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D owned approximately 0.11% of HFF worth $1,460,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its stake 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 during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its stake in shares of HFF by 1.2% in the first quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 10,740 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $298,000 after buying an additional 130 shares during the period. Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C. raised its stake in shares of HFF by 0.9% in the first quarter. Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C. now owns 18,909 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $523,000 after buying an additional 176 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System raised its stake in shares of HFF by 1.4% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 14,300 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $396,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the period. Finally, First Bank & Trust raised its stake in shares of HFF by 4.6% in the first quarter. First Bank & Trust now owns 6,631 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $183,000 after buying an additional 292 shares during the period. 88.81% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) opened at 36.10 on Friday. HFF, Inc. has a one year low of $24.84 and a one year high of $38.30. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.39 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.36 and a beta of 1.21. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $36.02 and a 200-day moving average price of $31.64.

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

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A number of brokerages have weighed in on HF. Zacks Investment Research raised HFF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, July 31st. BidaskClub raised HFF from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. ValuEngine lowered HFF from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of HFF in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, TheStreet lowered HFF from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $34.50.

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).

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for HFF (NYSE:HF)

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