YPF SA (NYSE:YPF)’s share price shot up 8.1% during trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $14.56 and last traded at $14.49. 1,096,394 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 12% from the average session volume of 1,252,272 shares. The stock had previously closed at $13.40.
A number of brokerages have recently commented on YPF. Bank of America cut their target price on shares of YPF from $26.00 to $22.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, September 14th. ValuEngine raised shares of YPF from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 2nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised shares of YPF from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $25.95.
The company has a current ratio of 1.22, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91. The company has a market cap of $5.55 billion, a PE ratio of 7.58 and a beta of 1.93.
Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. increased its stake in YPF by 42.8% in 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 period. Paloma Partners Management Co acquired a new position in YPF in the 2nd quarter valued at $210,000. Capital Fund Management S.A. acquired a new position in YPF in the 2nd quarter valued at $224,000. Fisher Asset Management LLC increased its stake in YPF by 31.7% in the 3rd quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 17,869 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $276,000 after buying an additional 4,302 shares during the period. Finally, Engineers Gate Manager LP acquired a new position in YPF in the 2nd quarter valued at $353,000. 25.45% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
YPF Company Profile (NYSE: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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