News coverage about HFF (NYSE:HF) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. HFF earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.5179899634886 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

A number of research firms have issued reports on HF. BidaskClub upgraded shares of HFF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of HFF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $38.50.

Shares of HFF (NYSE:HF) opened at $45.06 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $1,699.04, a P/E ratio of 19.75 and a beta of 1.16. HFF has a one year low of $25.79 and a one year high of $45.56.

In other news, insider Gerard T. Sansosti sold 15,750 shares of HFF stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.08, for a total value of $694,260.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 118,095 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,205,627.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Michael Tepedino sold 8,943 shares of HFF stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.83, for a total transaction of $391,971.69. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 151,481 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,639,412.23. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 270,158 shares of company stock valued at $10,384,092 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 5.70% 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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