News headlines about HFF (NYSE:HF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern 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 daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2507736720442 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded HFF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, November 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. HFF currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $38.50.
Shares of HFF (NYSE HF) opened at $45.72 on Monday. HFF has a 52-week low of $25.79 and a 52-week high of $46.45. The company has a market capitalization of $1,763.88, a P/E ratio of 20.50 and a beta of 1.16.
In other HFF news, President Joe Thornton, Jr. sold 8,660 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.88, for a total value of $328,040.80. Following the completion of the sale, the president now owns 494,785 shares in the company, valued at approximately $18,742,455.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Zarraga Manuel A. De sold 40,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.19, for a total value of $1,767,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 227,923 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,071,917.37. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 359,023 shares of company stock valued at $14,342,152 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 5.70% of the company’s stock.
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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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