HFF, Inc. (HF) Holdings Boosted by Dimensional Fund Advisors LP
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its holdings in HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) by 3.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 1,522,342 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 54,426 shares during the quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned 3.95% of HFF worth $52,932,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also modified their holdings of HF. Advisor Group Inc. lifted its stake in HFF by 16.7% in the second quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 3,040 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $102,000 after buying an additional 434 shares during the period. Pinebridge Investments L.P. lifted its stake in HFF by 1.9% in the second quarter. Pinebridge Investments L.P. now owns 4,675 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $163,000 after buying an additional 87 shares during the period. Profund Advisors LLC acquired a new position in HFF in the second quarter valued at approximately $214,000. Capstone Asset Management Co. acquired a new position in HFF in the second quarter valued at approximately $216,000. Finally, Mason Street Advisors LLC lifted its stake in HFF by 7.4% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 8,224 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $228,000 after buying an additional 567 shares during the period. 87.11% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) opened at 43.77 on Thursday. HFF, Inc. has a 12 month low of $25.79 and a 12 month high of $43.85. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.69 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.83 and a beta of 1.18. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $39.31 and its 200-day moving average price is $34.54.
HFF (NYSE:HF) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $137.36 million during 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%. Equities analysts anticipate that HFF, Inc. will post $2.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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Several equities analysts have issued reports on HF shares. BidaskClub raised HFF from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 28th. ValuEngine raised HFF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised HFF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $41.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 31st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. HFF has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $34.50.
In other news, President Joe Thornton, Jr. sold 20,520 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.92, for a total value of $798,638.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the president now owns 455,224 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,717,318.08. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Mark Gibson sold 21,027 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $38.92, for a total value of $818,370.84. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 447,364 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $17,411,406.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 245,064 shares of company stock valued at $9,280,216. 5.70% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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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