Hancock Holding Co. purchased a new stake in NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE:NRF) during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm purchased 16,100 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $184,000.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Prudential Financial Inc. raised its stake in shares of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. by 7.0% in the first quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 106,749 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,401,000 after buying an additional 7,010 shares during the last quarter. American Financial Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. by 74.6% in the first quarter. American Financial Group Inc. now owns 1,732,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $22,731,000 after buying an additional 740,000 shares during the last quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. by 179.5% in the first quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 7,924 shares of the company’s stock valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 5,089 shares during the last quarter. CapWealth Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. by 22.0% in the first quarter. CapWealth Advisors LLC now owns 421,418 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,529,000 after buying an additional 76,046 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Menta Capital LLC bought a new stake in shares of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. during the first quarter valued at approximately $348,000. 70.01% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE:NRF) traded down 0.93% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $12.76. 323,725 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $13.19 and a 200-day moving average price of $12.87. NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. has a one year low of $8.38 and a one year high of $27.60.

NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. (NYSE:NRF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter. NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. had a positive return on equity of 14.82% and a negative net margin of 20.52%. Equities analysts anticipate that NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. will post $1.34 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on NRF shares. FBR & Co lowered shares of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and cut their price target for the stock from $18.00 to $12.75 in a report on Wednesday, June 1st. TheStreet lowered shares of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 29th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 13th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $15.25.

NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. Company Profile

NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. is a commercial real estate company. The Company invests in multiple asset classes across commercial real estate (CRE). Its portfolio consists of healthcare, hotel, manufactured housing communities, net lease and multifamily properties. The Company also invests in other opportunistic real estate investments, such as indirect interests in real estate through its investments in private equity funds (PE Investments).

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