Stock of The Day: Could HFF, Inc. Recover After Today’s Big Decline?

Stock of The Day: Could HFF, Inc. Recover After Today's Big Decline?

The stock of HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) is a huge mover today! The stock decreased 2.89% or $0.8 during the last trading session, hitting $26.89. About 149,891 shares traded hands. HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) has risen 5.04% since March 1, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.18% the S&P500.
The move comes after 7 months negative chart setup for the $1.05B company. It was reported on Oct, 4 by Barchart.com. We have $24.47 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:HF worth $94.50 million less.

Analysts await HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) to report earnings on November, 1. They expect $0.47 EPS, down 6.00% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.5 per share. HF’s profit will be $18.35 million for 14.30 P/E if the $0.47 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual EPS reported by HFF, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 14.63% EPS growth.

HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) Ratings Coverage

Out of 5 analysts covering HFF Inc (NYSE:HF), 1 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 20% are positive. HFF Inc has been the topic of 5 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Wood initiated HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) on Monday, May 16 with “Market Perform” rating. The stock has “Market Perform” rating given by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, May 16. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, August 4 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, August 12.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “HFF INC., operates out of eighteen offices nationwide and is a leading provider of commercial real estate and capital market services to the U.S. commercial real estate industry. HFF offers clients a fully integrated national capital markets platform including debt placement, investment sales, structured finance, private equity, note sale and note sales advisory services and commercial loan servicing. HFF incorporates capital markets knowledge with local real estate knowledge to successfully complete any type of real estate transaction, regardless of size or complexity. HFF consistently maintains the capital markets relationships critical to successfully accomplish the clients’ specific capital needs in today’s highly complex and rapidly shifting capital markets environment.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.06, from 1.12 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 19 funds sold all HFF, Inc. shares owned while 48 reduced positions. 21 funds bought stakes while 58 increased positions. They now own 32.08 million shares or 0.27% less from 32.16 million shares in 2016Q1.
Schroder Investment Grp accumulated 653,400 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Creative Planning, a Kansas-based fund reported 97 shares. Moreover, Enterprise Fin Service Corp has 0% invested in HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) for 156 shares. New Amsterdam Prtn Limited Co Ny has invested 2.15% of its portfolio in HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF). The Tennessee-based State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0% in HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF). Parametric Port Associate Limited, a Washington-based fund reported 60,168 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement reported 15,300 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Moreover, Panagora Asset Management has 0% invested in HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) for 1,132 shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors owns 43,645 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Wasatch Advsrs has 0.84% invested in the company for 1.89M shares. Albert D Mason holds 14,860 shares or 0.25% of its portfolio. Morgan Stanley has invested 0% of its portfolio in HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF). Qs Limited Com reported 144,767 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Commonwealth Equity Svcs has 15,661 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Ftb Advsr Inc, a Tennessee-based fund reported 190 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since June 6, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 23 insider sales for $12.16 million net activity. On Monday, August 8 Thornton Joe Jr sold $514,168 worth of the stock or 17,829 shares. 13,844 shares with value of $380,681 were sold by Gibson Mark on Tuesday, August 2. Lawton Matthew D had sold 25,000 shares worth $823,950 on Monday, June 6. Fowler John had sold 21,000 shares worth $670,320 on Friday, June 10.

More important recent HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “CORRECTING and REPLACING: HFF, Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2016 Financial and …” on July 25, 2016, also Businesswire.com published article titled: “HFF Closes the Sale of Trophy Santa Monica, California, Office Property”, Bizjournals.com published: “HFF shepherds $136.5M sale of Atlanta high-rise” on August 16, 2016. More interesting news about HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) was released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “HFF, Inc. Declares Special Cash Dividend for Shareholders of Record as of …” with publication date: January 22, 2016.

HF Company Profile

HFF, Inc., incorporated on November 2, 2006, is a well-known provider of commercial real estate and capital markets services to both the users and providers of capital in the United States commercial real estate industry. The Firm offers an array of capital markets services, including debt placement; investment sales; distressed debt and real estate owned advisory services; equity placement; investment banking and advisory services; loan sales, and commercial loan servicing. The Firm operates in the commercial real estate financial intermediary segment.

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