YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPF) Rating Increased to Strong-Buy at StockNews.com

StockNews.com upgraded shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPFGet Rating) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note published on Monday morning.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded YPF Sociedad Anónima from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating and set a $5.75 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, April 13th.

YPF stock traded up $0.16 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $4.50. The stock had a trading volume of 1,411,193 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,190,423. The business has a fifty day simple moving average of $4.61 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $4.28. The company has a quick ratio of 0.80, a current ratio of 1.25 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81. The firm has a market cap of $1.77 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.03 and a beta of 1.77. YPF Sociedad Anónima has a twelve month low of $3.34 and a twelve month high of $5.86.

YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPFGet Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 11th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by $0.46. The firm had revenue of $3.64 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.58 billion. YPF Sociedad Anónima had a return on equity of 3.90% and a net margin of 1.76%. On average, equities analysts predict that YPF Sociedad Anónima will post 1.83 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Cape Ann Asset Management Ltd boosted its holdings in YPF Sociedad Anónima by 0.3% during the third 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 last quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS boosted its holdings in YPF Sociedad Anónima by 28.5% during the third quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 28,951 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $135,000 after buying an additional 6,420 shares during the last quarter. Marshall Wace LLP bought a new position in YPF Sociedad Anónima during the first quarter worth about $114,000. DGS Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima by 75.1% during the 1st quarter. DGS Capital Management LLC now owns 19,853 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $96,000 after purchasing an additional 8,516 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Cetera Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima by 9.4% during 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 in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 9.34% of the company’s stock.

About YPF Sociedad Anónima (Get Rating)

YPF Sociedad Anónima, an energy company, engages in the oil and gas upstream and downstream activities in Argentina. The company's upstream operations include the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and NGLs. 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, natural gas distribution operations, and power generation.

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