Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) by 5.7% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 158,705 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 8,520 shares during the period. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in HFF were worth $4,392,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. First Trust Advisors LP acquired a new stake in shares of HFF during the first quarter worth approximately $722,000. 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 last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can raised its stake in shares of HFF by 6.2% in the first quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 47,774 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $1,320,000 after buying an additional 2,772 shares during the last quarter. Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS raised its stake in shares of HFF by 161.4% in the first quarter. Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS now owns 167,890 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $4,646,000 after buying an additional 103,670 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its stake in shares of HFF by 1.1% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 933,037 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $25,818,000 after buying an additional 9,878 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 88.81% of the company’s stock.

Shares of HFF, Inc. (NYSE HF) traded up 1.01% on Monday, hitting $37.02. The company had a trading volume of 11,201 shares. HFF, Inc. has a 12-month low of $24.84 and a 12-month high of $38.30. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.43 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.77 and a beta of 1.21. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $35.67 and a 200-day moving average of $31.39.

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

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A number of brokerages have commented on HF. Zacks Investment Research lowered HFF from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub upgraded HFF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. ValuEngine upgraded 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 note on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, TheStreet downgraded HFF from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average 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).

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for HFF (NYSE:HF)

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