News articles about HFF (NYSE:HF) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HFF earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.7086907426184 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- HFF Secures $14.9M in Financing for Warehouse Facility, Land Site in South Brunswick, New Jersey (rebusinessonline.com)
- IHS Markit Score downgrades HFF Inc to 32 out of 100, ranking positively in two out of three available IHS Markit categories. (finance.yahoo.com)
- HFF Secures $339 Million Financing for Five Point Gateway Office/R&D Campus in Irvine, California (finance.yahoo.com)
- HFF Arranges $80M in Construction Financing for Condo Development in Manhattan (rebusinessonline.com)
- HFF arranges $16.8 million financing for Crowne Plaza Nashua (nerej.com)
A number of research firms have weighed in on HF. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of HFF from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub lowered shares of HFF from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of HFF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of HFF in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of HFF from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. HFF currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $34.50.
HFF (NYSE HF) traded down 0.95% during trading on Friday, hitting $36.65. 305,925 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a market cap of $1.41 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.61 and a beta of 1.21. HFF has a 12-month low of $24.84 and a 12-month high of $38.30. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $35.67 and its 200 day moving average price is $31.39.
HFF (NYSE:HF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.40 by $0.09. HFF had a net margin of 15.51% and a return on equity of 40.20%. The firm had revenue of $137.36 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $127.81 million. Equities analysts forecast that HFF will post $2.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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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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