YPF (NYSE:YPF) Rating Increased to Hold at ValuEngine

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ValuEngine upgraded shares of YPF (NYSE:YPF) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Monday morning, ValuEngine reports.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut YPF from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, April 5th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $19.50.

Shares of YPF stock opened at $18.19 on Monday. YPF has a 1 year low of $11.98 and a 1 year high of $18.58. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of $15.91. The company has a market capitalization of $7.17 billion, a P/E ratio of 5.50 and a beta of 1.02. The company has a quick ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 1.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79.

YPF (NYSE:YPF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 9th. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.54) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.53 by ($1.07). YPF had a return on equity of 6.75% and a net margin of 4.70%. The business had revenue of $3.37 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.61 billion. On average, equities research analysts expect that YPF will post 1.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Lazard Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of YPF by 11.1% during the first quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC now owns 30,663,401 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $429,593,000 after buying an additional 3,054,247 shares during the period. Brandes Investment Partners LP boosted its position in shares of YPF by 6.7% during the first quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP now owns 8,648,492 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $121,166,000 after buying an additional 544,643 shares during the period. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its position in shares of YPF by 7.7% during the first quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 1,727,751 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $24,206,000 after buying an additional 123,383 shares during the period. Millennium Management LLC boosted its position in shares of YPF by 90.4% during the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 943,577 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $12,634,000 after buying an additional 448,007 shares during the period. Finally, FMR LLC acquired a new position in shares of YPF during the first quarter worth about $12,605,000. 26.38% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About YPF

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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