The stock last traded at $42.60 which is marginally over $39.76, the stock’s 50 day moving average and quite a bit above the 200 day moving average of $34.97. The 50 day moving average was up $2.84 and the 200 day average went up by +21.84%. Trading was light with 703 shares changing hands in the last trading session. Volume was down 99.69% under the stocks average daily volume.
Investors are more bullish on shares of the company lately as evidenced by the downtick in short interest. The firm experienced a fall in short interest of -5.09% as of the latest report on September 29, 2017. Short shares fell 62,419 over that period. With short interest at 1,163,023 and short average daily volume at 161,382, the short-interest ratio is 7.0 and the percentage of shorted shares was 0.03% on September 29.
HFF, Inc. , Class A (NYSE:HF) has been the object of insider selling activity recently. Joe Jr Thornton, President reported the sale of 36,432 shares of (HF). The shares sold for $37.22. Thornton now owns $18,738,223 of the stock per the Form 4 SEC filing. Joe Jr Thornton, President disclosed the sale of 17,174 shares of HF stock. The shares were sold on September 21st for a price of $37.92. The President now owns $18,439,396 of the stock according to the SEC filing.
CEO Mark Gibson sold 17,598 shares at a price of $37.92 on September 21st. The CEO now owns $18,170,430 of the stock as recorded in a recent Form 4 SEC filing.
These funds have shifted positions in (HF). As of quarter end Stanley-laman Group, Ltd. had bought 178 shares growing its holdings by 1.2%. The value of the investment in (HF) went from $418,000 to $531,000 increasing 27.0% since the last quarter. State of Alaska, Department of Revenue grew its investment by buying 280 shares an increase of 4.0% in the quarter. State of Alaska, Department of Revenue owns 7,261 shares with a value of $287,000. The total value of its holdings increased 18.6%.
Cutler Group LP divested its stake by shedding 100 shares a decrease of 33.3%. Cutler Group LP currently owns 200 shares valued at $7,000. The value of the position overall is up by inf%. As of the end of the quarter Louisiana State Employees Retirement System had acquired a total of 300 shares growing its position 2.1%. The value in dollars increased from $504,000 to $585,000 a change of $81,000 quarter over quarter.
The company currently has a P/E ratio of 19.30 and market cap is 1.64B. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $2.21 and is projected to be $2.29 for the current year with 38,576,000 shares currently outstanding. Next quarter’s EPS is estimated at $0.76 with next year’s EPS anticipated to be $2.17.
HFF, Inc., launched on November 2, 2006, 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). The Company operates through the commercial real estate financial intermediary segment. It offers debt placement, investment sales, distressed debt and real estate owned advisory services, equity placement, investment banking and advisory services, loan sales and commercial loan servicing. The Company provides commercial real estate and capital markets services to both the consumers and provides capital in the commercial real estate industry. Its fully-integrated national capital markets platform, coupled with its knowledge of the commercial real estate markets provides an range of capital markets services, including Debt placement; Investment sales; Distressed debt and real estate owned advisory services; Equity placement; Investment banking and advisory services; Loan sales; and Commercial loan servicing..