YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPF) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPFGet Free Report) has been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $21.73.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Citigroup lowered shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $20.00 to $24.00 in a research note on Wednesday, April 17th. Morgan Stanley raised shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $10.50 to $22.00 in a research report on Thursday, March 21st. The Goldman Sachs Group boosted their target price on YPF Sociedad Anónima from $20.00 to $22.90 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, May 17th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price target on YPF Sociedad Anónima from $18.50 to $20.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 28th. Finally, StockNews.com upgraded YPF Sociedad Anónima from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 21st.

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YPF Sociedad Anónima Trading Down 2.9 %

YPF opened at $20.12 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.91 billion, a PE ratio of -7.86 and a beta of 1.95. YPF Sociedad Anónima has a one year low of $9.57 and a one year high of $24.76. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76, a quick ratio of 0.73 and a current ratio of 0.95. The business’s 50 day moving average price is $21.77 and its 200 day moving average price is $19.25.

YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPFGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 9th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.66 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.68. The business had revenue of $4.31 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.16 billion. YPF Sociedad Anónima had a positive return on equity of 20.70% and a negative net margin of 5.78%. As a group, equities research analysts expect that YPF Sociedad Anónima will post 6.12 EPS for the current year.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On YPF Sociedad Anónima

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in YPF. Cetera Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima by 2.6% during the first quarter. Cetera Advisors LLC now owns 42,492 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $841,000 after purchasing an additional 1,066 shares in the last quarter. Virtu Financial LLC boosted its position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima by 4.9% during the 1st quarter. Virtu Financial LLC now owns 30,599 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $606,000 after acquiring an additional 1,424 shares in the last quarter. Caxton Associates LP purchased a new position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima in the 1st quarter valued at about $3,760,000. Transcendent Capital Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima during the 1st quarter worth about $28,000. Finally, Russell Investments Group Ltd. lifted its stake in YPF Sociedad Anónima by 307.2% during the first quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 639,116 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $12,655,000 after purchasing an additional 482,178 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 10.08% of the company’s stock.

About YPF Sociedad Anónima

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YPF Sociedad Anónima, an energy company, engages in the oil and gas upstream and downstream activities in Argentina. Its upstream operations include the exploration, exploitation, and production of crude oil, and natural gas. The company's downstream operations include petrochemical production and crude oil refining; transportation and distribution refined and petrochemical products; commercialization of crude oil, petrochemical products, and specialties.

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