YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPF) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts


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Shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPF) have received an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eight analysts that are covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $3.73.

YPF has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Santander downgraded shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima from a “hold” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 8th. Credit Suisse Group downgraded shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $5.00 to $3.00 in a research report on Thursday, January 14th. Finally, UBS Group cut shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $6.00 to $4.00 in a research note on Thursday, December 3rd.

YPF stock traded down $0.01 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $4.10. 64,260 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,442,403. YPF Sociedad Anónima has a 1 year low of $2.25 and a 1 year high of $9.31. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $4.21 and its two-hundred day moving average is $4.58. The stock has a market cap of $1.61 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1.02 and a beta of 1.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 0.87 and a quick ratio of 0.60.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Marshall Wace LLP bought a new position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima in the 1st quarter worth approximately $114,000. Eqis Capital Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $37,000. Aperio Group LLC bought a new position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima in the 4th quarter worth approximately $55,000. Bluefin Capital Management LLC bought a new position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $42,000. Finally, Y Intercept Hong Kong Ltd bought a new position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima in the 4th quarter worth approximately $67,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 15.48% of the company’s stock.

YPF Sociedad Anónima Company Profile

YPF Sociedad Anónima, an energy company, operates in the oil and gas upstream and downstream activities in Argentina. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It is also involved 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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Analyst Recommendations for YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPF)

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