Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact YPF (YPF) Stock Price

News stories about YPF (NYSE:YPF) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. YPF earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 47.5333027420971 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

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Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on YPF shares. Credit Suisse Group cut YPF from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, January 29th. JPMorgan Chase restated a “hold” rating and issued a $33.00 price objective (up previously from $29.00) on shares of YPF in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded YPF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, February 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $28.50.

Shares of NYSE YPF traded down $0.36 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $22.03. The company had a trading volume of 741,101 shares, compared to its average volume of 992,754. The stock has a market capitalization of $8,806.28, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.59 and a beta of 1.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 1.19 and a quick ratio of 0.92. YPF has a one year low of $18.41 and a one year high of $26.70.

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About YPF

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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