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Valuation Today: HFF (NYSE: HF)


HFF trades as part of the real estate sector and trades as part of the real estate services industry. The company CEO is Mark D. Gibson. HFF Inc is a commercial real estate and capital markets services provider. The company acts as an investment bank and broker to ensure debt placement, investment sales, structured finance, loan sales and commercial loan servicing.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The HF stock showed a previous change of 1.41% with an open at 45.53 and a close of 46.15. It reached an intraday high of 46.24 and a low of 45.18.

Business Wire:  Company Profile for HFF


The stock has a market cap of $1.8b with 39.3m shares outstanding, of which the float is 35.6m shares. Trading volume reached 100,390 shares compared to its average volume of 188,001 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, HFF shares returned 2.90% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 16.09%. Over three months, it changed 31.85%. In one year it has changed -1.71% and within that year its 52-week high was 50.21 and its 52-week low was 31.38. HF stock is 47.07% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 38.09 and a 50 day moving average of 40.57. Currently HF stock is trading 21.17% above its 200 day moving average.

Business Wire:  HFF Announces £108M Financing of 127 Kensington High Street in London


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.87 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 16.08. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.90. The TTM EPS is 2.78, which comes to a TTM PE of 16.60. Historically, the PE high was 29.90 and the PE low was 9.80. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 27.25, which is a decrease of -40.96%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  1.11
09-30-2018:  0.73
06-30-2018:  0.61
03-31-2018:  0.33

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 37.31, which means it may be overvalued by -23.69%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 9.40% of insider ownership and 131.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 449,288, which is 1.14% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.49. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.71

Business Wire:  HFF Announces £108M Financing of 127 Kensington High Street in London

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 36.42%, return on assets is 13.25%, profit margin is 17.60%, price-to-sales is 2.71 and price-to-book is 5.10.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 1  :Valuation Score
 4  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 3  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.