Zacks: Analysts Anticipate YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) Will Announce Earnings of -$0.01 Per Share

Equities analysts expect that YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) will announce earnings of ($0.01) per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for YPF Sociedad Anonima’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is ($0.09) and the highest is $0.04. YPF Sociedad Anonima reported earnings per share of ($1.14) in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 99.1%. The business is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Wednesday, November 15th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that YPF Sociedad Anonima will report full year earnings of $0.19 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.03 to $0.46. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $0.70 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.22 to $1.60. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover YPF Sociedad Anonima.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on YPF. Zacks Investment Research downgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday. Citigroup Inc. started coverage on YPF Sociedad Anonima in a research report on Monday. They issued a “buy” rating and a $28.00 target price for the company. ValuEngine upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. BidaskClub upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a $27.00 target price on YPF Sociedad Anonima and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.58.

YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) traded down 0.66% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $22.64. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 560,629 shares. The stock’s market capitalization is $8.89 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $21.02 and a 200-day moving average of $22.48. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a 52 week low of $15.00 and a 52 week high of $26.48.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Rational Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima in the second quarter worth $136,000. Pacad Investment Ltd. increased its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 76.5% in the second quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. now owns 9,000 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $197,000 after acquiring an additional 3,900 shares during the last quarter. LSV Asset Management increased its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 69.6% in the second quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 9,500 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $208,000 after acquiring an additional 3,900 shares during the last quarter. Private Advisory Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima in the first quarter worth $210,000. Finally, United Capital Financial Advisers LLC acquired a new position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima in the first quarter worth $225,000. 29.39% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About YPF Sociedad Anonima

YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) is an energy company. The Company is operating a fully integrated oil and gas chain. The Company operates through the segments, including Exploration and Production, Downstream, and Corporate and Other. The Company’s Exploration and Production segment includes exploration and production activities, natural gas and crude oil purchases, sales of natural gas, and to a lesser extent crude oil, to third parties and intersegment sales of crude oil, natural gas and its byproducts.

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