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.

Several price targets were given for HF by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 34, which equates to a potential upside of -4.9 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 31, which equates to a potential downside 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 6.58 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 6.44 percent in FY estimates.

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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. 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.

The growth rate of HF's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 3.31 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of HF is 5.09.

In the last 52-weeks, HF has achieved a high of 36.27 and a 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.38 billion. HF is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.