Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (BUFF) Reaches $34.53 52-Week High; HFF (HF)’s Sentiment Is 1.63

February 14, 2018 - By Richard Conner

HFF, Inc. provides commercial real estate and capital market services to the users and providers of capital in the United States commercial real estate industry. The company has market cap of $1.76 billion. It offers debt placement services, such as construction and construction/mini-permanent loans, adjustable and fixed rate mortgages, entity level debts, mezzanine debts, forward delivery loans, tax exempt financing, and sale/leaseback financing to the owners of various properties comprising office, retail, industrial, hotel, multi-housing, student housing, self-storage, senior living, independent living, assisted living, nursing homes, condominiums and condominium conversions, mixed-use properties, and land. It has a 20.28 P/E ratio. The firm also provides investment sales services to commercial real estate owners; and equity placement and private equity alternatives and solutions, as well as assists clients in the sale of their commercial real estate debt note portfolios.

The stock of Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) hit a new 52-week high and has $37.29 target or 8.00% above today’s $34.53 share price. The 5 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $6.74 billion company. The 1-year high was reported on Feb, 14 by Barchart.com. If the $37.29 price target is reached, the company will be worth $539.36M more. The stock increased 4.48% or $1.48 during the last trading session, reaching $34.53. About 1.72 million shares traded or 50.01% up from the average. Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) has declined 9.60% since February 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 26.30% the S&P500.

Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management Llc holds 1.99% of its portfolio in HFF, Inc. for 5.57 million shares. Texan Capital Management owns 74,707 shares or 1.96% of their US portfolio. Moreover, New Amsterdam Partners Llc Ny has 1.76% invested in the company for 212,404 shares. The Massachusetts-based Copper Rock Capital Partners Llc has invested 1.53% in the stock. Wasatch Advisors Inc, a Utah-based fund reported 2.33 million shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 buys, and 8 insider sales for $7.50 million activity.

The stock increased 1.24% or $0.56 during the last trading session, reaching $45.58. About 88,918 shares traded. HFF, Inc. (HF) has risen 10.16% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.54% the S&P500.

Analysts await HFF, Inc. (NYSE:HF) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.82 EPS, up 17.14% or $0.12 from last year’s $0.7 per share. HF’s profit will be $31.63M for 13.90 P/E if the $0.82 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.54 actual EPS reported by HFF, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 51.85% EPS growth.

Among 15 analysts covering Blue Buffalo Pet Products (NASDAQ:BUFF), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Blue Buffalo Pet Products has $52.0 highest and $22 lowest target. $32.29’s average target is -6.49% below currents $34.53 stock price. Blue Buffalo Pet Products had 37 analyst reports since August 17, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) on Thursday, August 11 with “Buy” rating. As per Monday, August 17, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. Barclays Capital initiated the shares of BUFF in report on Monday, August 17 with “Overweight” rating. The stock of Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, May 11 by Wedbush. The stock has “Buy” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, August 11. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, December 14 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by JP Morgan on Monday, October 5 with “Overweight”. The rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, September 15 to “Outperform”. Wells Fargo upgraded the shares of BUFF in report on Friday, December 8 to “Buy” rating.

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