Analyst Ratings for HFF Inc. Cl A (HF)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Overweight has been given to HFF Inc. Cl A (NYSE:HF) by analysts covering the stock. HF had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

3 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 1 gave HF a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for HF. The most optimistic price target was 34, which equates to a potential upside of -4.9 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 31, implying potential capital losses of -13.29 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.19 percent. That number becomes 6.58 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 6.44 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

HF has an estimated earnings growth rate of 3.31 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of HF is 5.09.

HF has a 52-week high of 36.27 and a 52-week low of 24.84. Currently the stock is 43.92 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 1.43 percent. HF has a P/E ratio of 16.86. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HF value stock report compares HF to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of HF is $1.38 billion. HF is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.