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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for HF. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 34, implying potential capital gains of -4.9 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 31, implying a possible loss of -13.29 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.19 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 6.58 percent. 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. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of HF to grow at a rate of 3.31 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. HF has a PEG ratio of 5.09.

HF has a 52-week high of 36.27 and a 52-week low of 24.84. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 43.92 percent, and 1.43 percent lower than its 52-week high. HF has a price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.