YPF SA (YPF) Expected to Announce Earnings of $0.41 Per Share

Wall Street brokerages expect YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) to announce earnings of $0.41 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for YPF’s earnings. YPF reported earnings per share of $0.01 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 4,000%. The business is scheduled to issue its next earnings report on Wednesday, November 21st.

On average, analysts expect that YPF will report full year earnings of $2.01 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.74 to $2.27. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the company will report earnings of $1.59 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.60 to $2.57. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that that provide coverage for YPF.

YPF (NYSE:YPF) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $6.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.02 billion. YPF had a net margin of 6.37% and a return on equity of 12.53%.



YPF has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of YPF from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 2nd. Bank of America reduced their price objective on shares of YPF from $26.00 to $22.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, September 14th. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of YPF from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, October 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of YPF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $23.20.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of YPF. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. grew its stake in YPF by 42.8% during the second 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 acquiring an additional 3,595 shares in the last quarter. Paloma Partners Management Co purchased a new position in YPF during the second quarter valued at approximately $210,000. Capital Fund Management S.A. purchased a new position in YPF during the second quarter valued at approximately $224,000. Fisher Asset Management LLC grew its stake in YPF by 31.7% during the third quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 17,869 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $276,000 after acquiring an additional 4,302 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Engineers Gate Manager LP purchased a new position in YPF in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $353,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 25.38% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE YPF opened at $14.75 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $5.95 billion, a PE ratio of 7.76 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 quick ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 1.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91.

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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