HFF (HF) Receives Coverage Optimism Score of 0.01

News headlines about HFF (NYSE:HF) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group, a unit of Accern, rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. HFF earned a media sentiment score of 0.01 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 68 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Alpha One Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of HFF (NYSE:HF) traded down 0.14% on Friday, hitting $28.31. The stock had a trading volume of 138,616 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $28.31 and its 200-day moving average is $28.74. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.08 billion, a PE ratio of 14.23 and a beta of 1.41. HFF has a one year low of $24.84 and a one year high of $34.39.

HFF (NYSE:HF) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 23rd. The financial services provider reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $155.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $166.75 million. HFF had a return on equity of 43.76% and a net margin of 15.80%. Equities research analysts expect that HFF will post $1.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts have weighed in on HF shares. TheStreet raised HFF from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 15th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $28.00 target price on shares of HFF in a research report on Tuesday, April 4th. William Blair lowered HFF from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, March 24th. Zacks Investment Research lowered HFF from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, February 24th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered HFF from a “buy” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research report on Friday, March 17th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. HFF currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.50.

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About HFF

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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