13GD Alert: Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc Just Disclosed New Hff, Inc Position

13GD Alert: Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc Just Disclosed New Hff, Inc Position

The New Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc Holding in Hff, Inc

Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc filed with the SEC SC 13G form for Hff, Inc. The form can be accessed here: 000114036116085653. As reported in Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc’s form, the filler as of late owns 10.06% or 3,830,655 shares of the Finance–company.

Hff, Inc stake is a new one for the for this institutional investor and it was filed because of activity on October31,2016. We feel this shows Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc’s positive view for the stock. For a institutional investor managing $9.04 billion in assets and having 72+ active experts, we at Financialmagazine have no doubt the buy is a bullish signal.

Hff, Inc Institutional Sentiment

Latest Security and Exchange filings show 176 investors own Hff, Inc. The institutional ownership in Q3 2015 is high, at 105.82% of the outstanding shares. This is increased by 8760012 the total institutional shares. 40308043 were the shares owned by these institutional investors. In total 28 funds opened new Hff, Inc stakes, 74 increased stakes. There were 18 that closed positions and 56 reduced them.

Wasatch Advisors Inc is an institutional investor bullish on Hff, Inc, owning 1910205 shares as of Q3 2015 for 0.86% of its portfolio. Next Century Growth Investors Llc owns 874480 shares or 1.23% of its portfolio. TX Limestone Value Partners Llc have 7.63% of their stock portfolio for 185029 shares. Further, Texan Capital Management reported stake worth 1.28% of its US stock portfolio. The CA First Republic Investment Management Inc owns 9075 shares. Hff, Inc is less than 0.01% of the manager’s US portfolio.

Business Profile

HFF, Inc. is a 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 Company offers 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. It operates in commercial real estate financial intermediary segment. It offers access to debt instruments, including construction and construction/mini-permanent loans, adjustable and fixed rate mortgages, entity level debt, mezzanine debt, forward delivery loans, tax exempt financing and sale/leaseback financing. It provides investment sales services to commercial real estate owners seeking to sell one or more properties or property interests. It offers equity placement and private equity alternatives and solutions at both the property and ownership entity level.

SEC Form 13G is required when the filer owns between (5% and 20%) of a company and plans to hold it only as a passive investor. In case the filler intend to exert control and the stake’s exceeds 20%, then 13D Form must be filed. These filings can NOT be a precursor to “change of control” events such as hostile takeovers, company breakups or others.

Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc website.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.18 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.06, from 1.12 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, 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.

Wesbanco Fincl Bank Inc, a West Virginia-based fund reported 7,780 shares. Ameriprise Finance has 0% invested in the company for 184,473 shares. Ent Fincl last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Blackrock has 0% invested in the company for 2,950 shares. Voya Invest Management Llc holds 0% or 50,687 shares in its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase & Co, a New York-based fund reported 2.02 million shares. Moreover, Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky has 0.02% invested in HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) for 50,797 shares. Moreover, Texan Mgmt has 1.05% invested in HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) for 79,454 shares. Lazard Asset Llc has 5,398 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. State Street Corp has 0% invested in the company for 799,248 shares. The California-based Wells Fargo And Co Mn has invested 0.01% in HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF). Eaton Vance holds 75,399 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Aperio Gru Limited Liability Com holds 0% or 8,370 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Piedmont Invest Advsr Ltd Liability has 0% invested in HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) for 35 shares. Strs Ohio reported 179,900 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings.

Insider Transactions: Since June 6, 2016, the stock had 0 buys, and 23 sales for $12.16 million net activity. On Thursday, August 4 the insider Thornton Joe Jr sold $467,160. The insider Lawton Matthew D sold $823,950. Another trade for 13,844 shares valued at $380,681 was made by Gibson Mark on Tuesday, August 2. $670,320 worth of shares were sold by Fowler John on Friday, June 10.

The stock increased 5.11% or $1.38 during the last trading session, hitting $28.4. HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) has risen 7.33% since April 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.68% the S&P500.

HFF, Inc. is a 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 company has a market cap of $1.07 billion. The Firm offers 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. It has a 13.11 P/E ratio. It operates in commercial real estate financial intermediary segment.

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. $44 is the highest target while $34 is the lowest. The $37.33 average target is 31.44% above today’s ($28.4) stock price. HFF Inc has been the topic of 5 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock of HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) has “Equal Weight” rating given on Tuesday, August 4 by Morgan Stanley. The stock has “Market Perform” rating given by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, May 16. The stock of HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, May 16 by Wood. The stock of HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Goldman Sachs.

More notable recent HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “HFF Announces Launch of UK Operations Through Proposed Acquisition of Leon …” on November 01, 2016, also Businesswire.com with their article: “HFF, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2016 Financial and Transaction Production Results” published on November 02, 2016, Businesswire.com published: “HFF, Inc. Declares Special Cash Dividend for Shareholders of Record as of …” on January 22, 2016. More interesting news about HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “HFF Announces Record Transaction Volume of $76 Billion During 2015” published on January 11, 2016 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “HFF, Inc. Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial and Transaction Production Results” with publication date: April 28, 2016.

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.”

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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