Louisiana State Employees Retirement System raised its stake in HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) by 1.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 14,500 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 200 shares during the period. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System’s holdings in HFF were worth $504,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its position in HFF by 2.4% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 3,880 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 90 shares during the last quarter. First Bank & Trust boosted its position in HFF by 4.6% in the first quarter. First Bank & Trust now owns 6,631 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $183,000 after buying an additional 292 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its position in HFF by 10.6% in the first quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 7,064 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $195,000 after buying an additional 678 shares during the last quarter. Capstone Asset Management Co. acquired a new position in HFF during the second quarter valued at about $216,000. Finally, Mason Street Advisors LLC boosted its position in HFF by 7.4% in the first quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 8,224 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $228,000 after buying an additional 567 shares during the last quarter. 87.76% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of HFF, Inc. (HF) traded down 0.19% on Friday, reaching $36.93. The company had a trading volume of 128,622 shares. The firm has a market cap of $1.42 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.73 and a beta of 1.21. HFF, Inc. has a one year low of $24.84 and a one year high of $38.30. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $35.57 and a 200-day moving average price of $31.33.

HFF (NYSE:HF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 27th. The financial services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.40 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $137.36 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $127.81 million. HFF had a return on equity of 40.20% and a net margin of 15.51%. On average, analysts expect that HFF, Inc. will post $2.29 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several research analysts have recently issued reports on HF shares. Zacks Investment Research raised HFF from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, April 28th. BidaskClub cut HFF from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. ValuEngine raised HFF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. TheStreet cut HFF from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 17th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating on shares of HFF in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $34.50.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for HFF (NYSE:HF)

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