YPF (NYSE:YPF) Upgraded at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of YPF (NYSE:YPF) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, ValuEngine reports.

Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded YPF from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Saturday, October 19th. Raymond James reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of YPF in a research report on Monday, August 12th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut YPF from an outperform rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 6th.

Shares of NYSE:YPF traded up $0.34 during trading on Tuesday, hitting $9.67. 177,577 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,257,104. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.78 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 2.92 and a beta of 1.47. The business’s fifty day moving average is $9.34 and its 200-day moving average is $12.56. YPF has a one year low of $8.04 and a one year high of $18.73. The company has a quick ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83.

YPF (NYSE:YPF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 7th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.97 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.30 by $0.67. The business had revenue of $3.66 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.52 billion. YPF had a positive return on equity of 4.89% and a negative net margin of 0.39%. On average, analysts forecast that YPF will post 0.4 EPS for the current year.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC grew its position in YPF by 99.8% in the 3rd quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 5,723 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $53,000 after purchasing an additional 2,858 shares during the last quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of YPF during the third quarter valued at $27,000. CoreCommodity Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of YPF by 5.1% during the second quarter. CoreCommodity Management LLC now owns 60,465 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $1,101,000 after purchasing an additional 2,941 shares during the period. Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its stake in shares of YPF by 2.5% during the third quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 197,208 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $1,824,000 after purchasing an additional 4,815 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. raised its stake in shares of YPF by 0.5% during the second quarter. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. now owns 1,104,305 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $20,109,000 after purchasing an additional 5,335 shares in the last quarter. 19.98% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

YPF 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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