Shares of Ypf Sa (NYSE:YPF) hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Thursday . The company traded as low as $17.15 and last traded at $16.86, with a volume of 73646 shares. The stock had previously closed at $17.63.
A number of analysts have issued reports on YPF shares. Zacks Investment Research raised YPF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price target for the company in a report on Friday, February 23rd. HSBC started coverage on YPF in a report on Thursday, April 19th. They set a “buy” rating and a $22.81 price target for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $33.00 price target (up from $29.00) on shares of YPF in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. ValuEngine downgraded YPF from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Raymond James raised YPF from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 23rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.36.
The firm has a market capitalization of $7.08 billion, a PE ratio of 8.93 and a beta of 1.84. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96, a current ratio of 1.21 and a quick ratio of 0.92.
Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of YPF. Teacher Retirement System of Texas acquired a new stake in shares of YPF during the fourth quarter worth about $3,230,000. Sei Investments Co. increased its position in shares of YPF by 594.1% during the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 272,499 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $6,243,000 after purchasing an additional 233,242 shares in the last quarter. Barings LLC acquired a new stake in shares of YPF during the fourth quarter worth about $5,027,000. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in shares of YPF by 0.9% during the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 350,265 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $8,024,000 after purchasing an additional 2,986 shares in the last quarter. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its position in shares of YPF by 8.3% during the fourth quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 674,592 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $15,455,000 after purchasing an additional 51,621 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 26.71% of the company’s stock.
YPF Company Profile
YPF Sociedad Anonima, an energy company, operates in the oil and gas upstream and downstream activities in Argentina. It engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). The company 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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