HFF (HF) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.13

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News headlines about HFF (NYSE:HF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. HFF earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9179102842206 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of HFF from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 27th. TheStreet raised shares of HFF from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, July 27th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of HFF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, July 28th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $45.00.

Shares of HF traded up $0.20 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $45.45. 2,985 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 181,521. The stock has a market cap of $1.78 billion, a PE ratio of 18.40 and a beta of 1.08. HFF has a 12 month low of $32.99 and a 12 month high of $51.74.

HFF (NYSE:HF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 26th. The financial services provider reported $0.61 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.13. The company had revenue of $153.73 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $139.00 million. HFF had a return on equity of 37.50% and a net margin of 15.72%. equities analysts forecast that HFF will post 2.63 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About HFF

HFF, Inc provides commercial real estate and capital market services to the users and providers of capital primarily in the United States commercial real estate industry. The company offers debt placement services, such as construction and construction/mini-permanent loans, adjustable and fixed rate mortgages, entity level debts, mezzanine debts, forward delivery loans, tax exempt financing, and sale/leaseback financing to the owners of various properties comprising office, retail, industrial, hotel, multi-housing, student housing, self-storage, senior living, independent living, assisted living, nursing homes, condominiums and condominium conversions, mixed-use properties, and land.

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