Stifel Financial Corp boosted its stake in HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) by 11.4% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 116,668 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 11,968 shares during the quarter. Stifel Financial Corp owned approximately 0.30% of HFF worth $4,609,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in HFF by 10.0% in the 3rd quarter. Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC now owns 5,569,569 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $220,332,000 after buying an additional 504,994 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of HFF by 2.8% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,349,230 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $116,454,000 after purchasing an additional 90,726 shares during the period. Wasatch Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in shares of HFF by 6.5% during the 2nd quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 2,328,213 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $80,952,000 after purchasing an additional 141,632 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in shares of HFF by 4.0% during the 3rd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,582,768 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $62,614,000 after purchasing an additional 60,426 shares during the period. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN lifted its stake in shares of HFF by 23.8% during the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,099,096 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $43,480,000 after purchasing an additional 211,088 shares during the period. 88.01% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) opened at $44.82 on Friday. HFF, Inc. has a 52 week low of $25.79 and a 52 week high of $46.45. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,729.16, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.10 and a beta of 1.16.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised HFF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $49.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $38.50.

In related news, President Joe Thornton, Jr. sold 14,787 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.33, for a total value of $551,998.71. Following the transaction, the president now directly owns 525,090 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $19,601,609.70. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Zarraga Manuel A. De sold 40,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.19, for a total value of $1,767,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 227,923 shares in the company, valued at $10,071,917.37. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 359,023 shares of company stock worth $14,342,152. Corporate insiders own 5.70% of the company’s stock.

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HFF Company Profile

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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