Russell Investments Group Ltd. Purchases 15,572 Shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF)

Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) by 0.7% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 2,359,231 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after acquiring an additional 15,572 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. owned approximately 0.60% of YPF Sociedad Anonima worth $52,561,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its holdings in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 6.6% during the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 451,102 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $9,879,000 after acquiring an additional 27,806 shares in the last quarter. CI Investments Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $10,249,000. Fisher Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $246,000. Quantitative Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 46.1% during the 2nd quarter. Quantitative Investment Management LLC now owns 196,100 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $4,294,000 after acquiring an additional 61,900 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capital Research Global Investors raised its holdings in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 1.2% during the 2nd quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 683,902 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $14,977,000 after acquiring an additional 8,153 shares in the last quarter. 28.86% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several research firms recently weighed in on YPF. ValuEngine upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research lowered YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $29.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Credit Suisse Group set a $27.00 price target on YPF Sociedad Anonima and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Citigroup began coverage on YPF Sociedad Anonima in a report on Monday, October 9th. They set a “buy” rating and a $28.00 price target on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $27.17.

Shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) traded up $0.05 during trading on Monday, reaching $22.99. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 454,563 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,227,912. The company has a market cap of $9,022.60, a P/E ratio of 71.69 and a beta of 2.04. The company has a quick ratio of 0.96, a current ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a 12 month low of $15.00 and a 12 month high of $26.48.

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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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF)

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