YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPF) Stock Price Down 5.8%


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YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPF) was down 5.8% during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $4.38 and last traded at $4.42. Approximately 1,149,981 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 17% from the average daily volume of 1,389,033 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.69.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on YPF. BidaskClub lowered shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 5th. Santander lowered shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima from a “hold” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 8th. Finally, UBS Group lowered shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $6.00 to $4.00 in a research note on Thursday, December 3rd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. YPF Sociedad Anónima presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $5.23.

The company has a quick ratio of 0.60, a current ratio of 0.87 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.60 billion, a P/E ratio of -1.03 and a beta of 1.69. The business’s 50-day simple moving average is $5.08 and its 200 day simple moving average is $5.02.

YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Sunday, November 15th. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($1.18) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.42) by ($0.76). YPF Sociedad Anónima had a negative return on equity of 4.01% and a negative net margin of 13.27%. The business had revenue of $2.33 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.61 billion. Sell-side analysts predict that YPF Sociedad Anónima will post -1.72 earnings per share for the current year.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Eqis Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in YPF Sociedad Anónima during the 3rd quarter worth $37,000. Bluefin Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in YPF Sociedad Anónima during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $42,000. Quilter Plc grew its holdings in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima by 83.9% in the 3rd quarter. Quilter Plc now owns 25,099 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $90,000 after acquiring an additional 11,449 shares during the period. Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima in the 1st quarter worth approximately $114,000. Finally, Cadence Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in YPF Sociedad Anónima by 146.7% in the 3rd quarter. Cadence Capital Management LLC now owns 37,161 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $133,000 after buying an additional 22,098 shares in the last quarter. 15.48% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE: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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