NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- HFF (NYSE: HF) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it traded at $14.40 compared with its previous 52-Week high of $14.38. HFF is changing hands at $14 with 34,104 shares traded as of 10:21 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 168,900 shares over the past 30 days.

HFF has a market cap of $464.3 million and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 48.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

HFF, Inc., a commercial real estate financial intermediary, provides commercial real estate and capital markets services to the commercial real estate industry in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.4, below the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 39.2 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.5.

TheStreet Ratings rates HFF as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company is trading at a premium valuation based on our review of its current price compared to such things as earnings and book value. You can view the full HFF Ratings Report.

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