New Amsterdam Partners LLC NY raised its stake in shares of HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) by 18.1% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 214,990 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 32,968 shares during the period. HFF comprises 1.6% of New Amsterdam Partners LLC NY’s holdings, making the stock its 17th largest position. New Amsterdam Partners LLC NY’s holdings in HFF were worth $7,475,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of HF. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its position in shares of 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 raised its position in shares of 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 raised its position in shares of 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 shares of HFF during the second quarter valued at $216,000. Finally, Mason Street Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of 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 currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) opened at 36.65 on Friday. HFF, Inc. has a 52-week low of $24.84 and a 52-week high of $38.30. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $35.67 and a 200-day moving average of $31.39. The company has a market cap of $1.41 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.61 and a beta of 1.21.

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

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A number of research firms have recently commented on HF. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of HFF from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 28th. BidaskClub lowered shares of HFF from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. ValuEngine raised shares of HFF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. TheStreet lowered shares of HFF from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating on shares of HFF in a research report on Wednesday, May 3rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus 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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