Analysts Expect YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPF) to Announce $1.09 Earnings Per Share

Analysts expect YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPFGet Rating) to report earnings of $1.09 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zero analysts have issued estimates for YPF Sociedad Anónima’s earnings. YPF Sociedad Anónima posted earnings per share of ($0.06) in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 1,916.7%. The business is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Monday, January 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that YPF Sociedad Anónima will report full year earnings of $1.71 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.43 to $2.26. For the next year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $1.59 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.07 to $1.99. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for YPF Sociedad Anónima.

YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPFGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 3rd. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. YPF Sociedad Anónima had a positive return on equity of 0.62% and a negative net margin of 0.17%. The company had revenue of $3.62 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.22 billion.

YPF has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded YPF Sociedad Anónima from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $5.75 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, April 13th. StockNews.com downgraded YPF Sociedad Anónima from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 8th.

YPF stock traded down $0.07 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $5.07. 1,277,412 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,311,687. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.99 billion, a PE ratio of -84.50 and a beta of 1.82. YPF Sociedad Anónima has a 52 week low of $3.34 and a 52 week high of $5.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a current ratio of 1.19 and a quick ratio of 0.80. The company has a fifty day moving average price of $4.66 and a 200 day moving average price of $4.33.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Cape Ann Asset Management Ltd lifted its holdings in YPF Sociedad Anónima by 0.3% during the 3rd quarter. Cape Ann Asset Management Ltd now owns 1,246,174 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $5,807,000 after buying an additional 4,059 shares during the period. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS lifted its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima by 28.5% in the 3rd quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 28,951 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $135,000 after purchasing an additional 6,420 shares during the period. Shell Asset Management Co. lifted its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima by 362.7% in the 3rd quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. now owns 10,078 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $47,000 after purchasing an additional 7,900 shares during the period. Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima in the 1st quarter valued at about $114,000. Finally, Cetera Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima by 9.4% in the 3rd quarter. Cetera Advisors LLC now owns 99,678 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $464,000 after purchasing an additional 8,600 shares during the period. 13.27% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About YPF Sociedad Anónima (Get Rating)

YPF Sociedad Anónima, an energy company, operates in the oil and gas upstream and downstream activities in Argentina. The company's upstream operations consist of the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). Its downstream operations include 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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