BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its holdings in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) by 2.2% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 13,595 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after acquiring an additional 295 shares during the quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA’s holdings in YPF Sociedad Anonima were worth $298,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Rational Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in YPF Sociedad Anonima in the second quarter worth about $136,000. Quantbot Technologies LP lifted its stake in YPF Sociedad Anonima by 49.0% in the first quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 7,125 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $172,000 after acquiring an additional 2,343 shares during the period. Private Advisory Group LLC purchased a new stake in YPF Sociedad Anonima in the first quarter worth about $210,000. United Capital Financial Advisers LLC purchased a new stake in YPF Sociedad Anonima in the first quarter worth about $225,000. Finally, Fisher Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in YPF Sociedad Anonima in the second quarter worth about $246,000. 29.39% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) opened at 20.14 on Wednesday. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $20.16 and its 200 day moving average is $22.55. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a 52-week low of $15.00 and a 52-week high of $26.48. The stock’s market capitalization is $7.91 billion.
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YPF has been the subject of a number of research reports. Credit Suisse Group set a $27.00 price objective on shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. ValuEngine raised shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.70.
YPF Sociedad Anonima Company Profile
YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) is an energy company. The Company is operating a fully integrated oil and gas chain. The Company operates through the segments, including Exploration and Production, Downstream, and Corporate and Other. The Company’s Exploration and Production segment includes exploration and production activities, natural gas and crude oil purchases, sales of natural gas, and to a lesser extent crude oil, to third parties and intersegment sales of crude oil, natural gas and its byproducts.
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