Press coverage about HFF (NYSE:HF) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. HFF earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.4196183558909 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:
- HFF Inc.: HFF Announces Record Transaction Volume of $96 Billion During 2017 (twst.com)
- HFF Announces Refinancing for 332-Unit Garden Style Apartment Community in Dallas, Texas (multifamilybiz.com)
- HFF adds to team (djc.com)
- HFF Secures Refi for Dallas Community (multihousingnews.com)
HFF (HF) opened at $48.78 on Tuesday. HFF has a 12 month low of $25.79 and a 12 month high of $50.26. The firm has a market cap of $1,881.91, a P/E ratio of 21.87 and a beta of 1.16.
HF has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of HFF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. ValuEngine raised shares of HFF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $38.50.
In other news, Director Zarraga Manuel A. De sold 40,000 shares of HFF stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.19, for a total transaction of $1,767,600.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 227,923 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,071,917.37. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Gerard T. Sansosti sold 15,750 shares of HFF stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.08, for a total transaction of $694,260.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 118,095 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,205,627.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 113,959 shares of company stock worth $5,061,936. Corporate insiders own 5.70% of the company’s stock.
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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