Natixis Advisors L.P. grew its position in HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) by 4.2% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 173,248 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 7,061 shares during the quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P. owned approximately 0.44% of HFF worth $5,744,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in HF. Vanguard Group Inc boosted its holdings in shares of HFF by 7.8% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 5,866,032 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $249,189,000 after purchasing an additional 425,524 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of HFF by 7.8% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,866,032 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $249,189,000 after purchasing an additional 425,524 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of HFF by 8.0% during the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 5,560,681 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $236,217,000 after purchasing an additional 410,192 shares during the period. Epoch Investment Partners Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of HFF during the third quarter worth approximately $15,234,000. Finally, MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd boosted its holdings in shares of HFF by 136.0% during the fourth quarter. MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS UK Ltd now owns 155,346 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $5,151,000 after purchasing an additional 89,509 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 87.23% of the company’s stock.

NYSE:HF opened at $46.15 on Friday. HFF, Inc. has a 12 month low of $31.38 and a 12 month high of $50.21. The company has a market capitalization of $1.76 billion, a PE ratio of 16.02 and a beta of 1.69.

HFF (NYSE:HF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 21st. The financial services provider reported $1.11 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.04 by $0.07. HFF had a net margin of 17.52% and a return on equity of 39.16%. The firm had revenue of $215.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $190.10 million. On average, sell-side analysts forecast that HFF, Inc. will post 2.76 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, February 27th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 11th were paid a dividend of $1.75 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 8th.

Several research firms recently commented on HF. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of HFF from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 12th. TheStreet upgraded shares of HFF from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Monday, December 17th.

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HFF Company Profile

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

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