YPF SA (YPF) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the nine brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $25.94.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on YPF shares. ValuEngine upgraded YPF from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 2nd. Bank of America decreased their price objective on YPF from $26.00 to $22.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, September 14th. Finally, UBS Group lowered YPF from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 27th.

Shares of YPF opened at $14.62 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.08 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.69 and a beta of 1.92. YPF has a 1-year low of $13.14 and a 1-year high of $26.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a current ratio of 1.22.

YPF (NYSE:YPF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 7th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.10. YPF had a return on equity of 12.53% and a net margin of 6.37%. The firm had revenue of $6.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.02 billion. As a group, equities analysts forecast that YPF will post 1.79 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Zeke Capital Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of YPF by 8.5% during the 2nd quarter. Zeke Capital Advisors LLC now owns 39,673 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $539,000 after buying an additional 3,092 shares during the last quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. lifted its holdings in shares of YPF by 42.8% during the 2nd quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. now owns 12,000 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $163,000 after buying an additional 3,595 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its holdings in shares of YPF by 20.9% during the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 35,078 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $758,000 after buying an additional 6,063 shares during the last quarter. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC acquired a new stake in shares of YPF during the 1st quarter valued at about $231,000. Finally, Cynosure Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of YPF during the 1st quarter valued at about $320,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 25.26% of the company’s stock.

About YPF

YPF Sociedad Anonima, an energy company, operates in the oil and gas upstream and downstream activities in Argentina. The company involved in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It is also engages in the refining, marketing, transportation, and distribution of oil, petroleum products, petroleum derivatives, petrochemicals, LPG, and bio-fuels, as well as in gas separation and natural gas distribution operations.

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