HFF (HF) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.31

Media headlines about HFF (NYSE:HF) have trended positive on Sunday, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. HFF earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine cut HFF from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. TheStreet upgraded HFF from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 15th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 price objective on shares of HFF in a research note on Tuesday, April 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded HFF from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, April 28th. Finally, William Blair cut HFF from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, March 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $32.00.

HFF (NYSE HF) traded down 0.25% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $32.09. The company had a trading volume of 132,842 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $30.41 and its 200-day moving average price is $29.61. The company has a market capitalization of $1.24 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.08 and a beta of 1.41. HFF has a 12 month low of $24.84 and a 12 month high of $33.35.

HFF (NYSE:HF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.19. HFF had a net margin of 15.80% and a return on equity of 43.76%. The firm had revenue of $138.81 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $124.68 million. Equities research analysts anticipate that HFF will post $2.19 earnings per share for the current year.

In other HFF news, insider Matthew D. Lawton sold 16,335 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.55, for a total transaction of $515,369.25. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 268,576 shares in the company, valued at $8,473,572.80. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 7.40% 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).new TradingView.widget({ “height”: 400, “width”: 625, “symbol”: “HF”, “interval”: “D”, “timezone”: “Etc/UTC”, “theme”: “White”, “style”: “1”, “locale”: “en”, “toolbar_bg”: “#f1f3f6”, “enable_publishing”: false, “hideideas”: true, “referral_id”: “2588”});

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