Shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPF) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Sell” from the seven brokerages that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have issued a hold rating on the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $3.73.
Separately, Credit Suisse Group downgraded YPF Sociedad Anónima from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and lowered their price objective for the company from $5.00 to $3.00 in a research report on Thursday, January 14th.
Shares of NYSE:YPF traded down $0.10 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $3.92. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 36,188 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,988,024. The firm has a market cap of $1.54 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of -1.00 and a beta of 1.69. The company has a quick ratio of 0.60, a current ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80. YPF Sociedad Anónima has a 1 year low of $2.98 and a 1 year high of $7.30. The business has a 50 day moving average price of $4.26 and a 200 day moving average price of $4.31.
YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 4th. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.20) EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.46) by $0.26. The business had revenue of $2.27 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.67 billion. YPF Sociedad Anónima had a negative return on equity of 4.01% and a negative net margin of 13.27%. Sell-side analysts anticipate that YPF Sociedad Anónima will post -1.72 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. grew its position in YPF Sociedad Anónima by 9.2% during the fourth quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 427,599 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $2,010,000 after acquiring an additional 36,107 shares during the period. Eaton Vance Management purchased a new stake in YPF Sociedad Anónima during the fourth quarter valued at about $4,226,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. grew its position in YPF Sociedad Anónima by 21.8% during the fourth quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 810,983 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $3,812,000 after acquiring an additional 144,913 shares during the period. Hsbc Holdings PLC grew its position in YPF Sociedad Anónima by 399.3% during the fourth quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 511,969 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $2,411,000 after acquiring an additional 409,427 shares during the period. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima by 35.0% during the fourth quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 762,215 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $3,582,000 after purchasing an additional 197,683 shares in the last quarter. 15.48% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
About YPF Sociedad Anónima
YPF Sociedad AnÃ³nima, 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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