Unusual Volume Spikes: HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF)

HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) announced that at the annual meeting of stockholders of the Company today, the stockholders approved a proposal to adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated March 18, 2019, among the Company, Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (“JLL”), JLL CM, Inc. and JLL CMG, LLC, pursuant to which a wholly-owned subsidiary of JLL will merge with and into the Company.

The insider ownership percentage is the key indicator, can be used by investors, to measure the outlook of senior management has on their company. Insider ownership for the HF is 7.40%. Institutional ownership refers to the ownership stake in a company that is held by large financial organizations, pension funds or endowments. The Institutional ownership for the HF is 89.30%.

Insider trading is the buying or selling of any publicly traded company’s stock and this can be done by someone who has non-public, material information about that HF. Insider trading can be illegal or legal depending on when the insider makes the trade. It is illegal when the material information is still non-public. The insider transactions of the company (6-month change in insider ownerships) for the HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) is -0.17%.

Institutional ownership is the amount of a HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF)’s available stock owned by mutual or pension funds, insurance companies, investment firms, private foundations, endowments or other large entities that actually manage the funds on the behalf of others, so its an interesting element for the traders to note it, and the Institutional ownership for the HF is 0.24%.


a Financial sector firm, HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) stock advanced 0.26% on Monday and when day-trade ended the stock finally concluded at $45.60 and number of shares that changed hands during the day are 11.51 Million. The number of shares HF stock currently held by all its shareholders are 39.72 and floated shares, the number of shares are available for trading in an open market on last trading day are 38.07. The average volume of shares for 3 months is 504.95 and HF stock value has moved between $30.2 – 49.03 in last one year.

The HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF)’s latest earnings date is 7/24/2019. The Gross margin is the difference between the revenue and the cost of goods sold (COGS), divided by revenue. In other words, Gross Margin is a percentage value, while Gross Profit is a monetary value. The valuable gross margin for HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) is 45.20% and the profit margin is 18.40% and the stock has gained 43.28% in 2019 to date.

U.S. traded shares of HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF)’s monthly stock performance is 5.60%, the quarterly performance is -4.70%, the half year performance is calculated as 42.72%. The yearly performance of HF is 39.41%.

The higher the volatility, the riskier the security. For example, when the stock market rises and falls more than one percent over a sustained period of time, it is called a “volatile” market, if the stock price stays relatively stable, the security has low volatility. The HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) weekly volatility is measured as 1.22% and monthly volatility measured as 1.06%.

Return on assets (ROA) is a main indicator of how profitable a company is relative to its total assets. HF return on assets is 12.60%, the return on equity (ROE) of the HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) is 41.60%, while the most important return on investment is calculates as a percentage and is typically used for personal financial decisions, and HF return on investment is 8.10%.

The price to earnings ratio is 14.51, price to sales ratio is 2.63, and price to book ratio is 5.92, price to cash per share ration is 7.70, price to free cash flow is 19.27.

Analysts mean target price for HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) is $49.00 while analysts mean recommendation is 3.00. The current share price indicates that stock is -7.41% away from its one year high and is moving 51.41% ahead of its 52-week low. HF’s distance from 20 day simple moving average is 1.93% and distance from 50-Day simple moving average is 0.68%.

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