HFF, Inc. (HF) Position Raised by Eaton Vance Management
Eaton Vance Management increased its position in shares of HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) by 0.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 75,430 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 26 shares during the quarter. Eaton Vance Management owned 0.20% of HFF worth $2,623,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC lifted its position in HFF by 19.2% during the second quarter. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC now owns 5,064,575 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $176,095,000 after purchasing an additional 817,460 shares during the period. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in HFF by 1.3% during the second quarter. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. now owns 8,675 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $302,000 after purchasing an additional 113 shares during the period. Chicago Equity Partners LLC bought a new stake in HFF during the second quarter worth about $3,897,000. Wesbanco Bank Inc. bought a new stake in HFF during the second quarter worth about $279,000. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its position in HFF by 1.0% during the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 269,919 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $9,385,000 after purchasing an additional 2,602 shares during the period. 87.11% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on HF shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of HFF from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 27th. ValuEngine cut shares of HFF from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of HFF from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. HFF has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.50.
Shares of HFF, Inc. (NYSE HF) opened at 37.00 on Tuesday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $37.23 and its 200 day moving average is $32.78. HFF, Inc. has a 52-week low of $24.84 and a 52-week high of $38.81. The company has a market cap of $1.43 billion, a PE ratio of 16.76 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 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.09. HFF had a return on equity of 40.20% and a net margin of 15.51%. The business had revenue of $137.36 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $127.81 million. On average, analysts anticipate that HFF, Inc. 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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