YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) Raised to Buy at Santander

YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) was upgraded by Santander from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Monday.

A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on YPF. ValuEngine raised shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. BidaskClub raised shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Citigroup began coverage on shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima in a research note on Monday, October 9th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $28.00 target price on the stock. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co raised shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $29.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. One 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. YPF Sociedad Anonima currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $28.00.

YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) traded down $0.22 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $22.07. 511,200 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,221,311. The company has a market capitalization of $8,680.42, a PE ratio of 68.97 and a beta of 2.04. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a twelve month low of $15.00 and a twelve month high of $26.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 1.28.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Brandes Investment Partners LP grew its stake in YPF Sociedad Anonima by 240.2% during the third quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP now owns 5,162,022 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $116,409,000 after buying an additional 3,644,743 shares during the last quarter. Discovery Capital Management LLC CT bought a new stake in YPF Sociedad Anonima during the second quarter worth about $58,027,000. BT Investment Management Ltd bought a new stake in YPF Sociedad Anonima during the second quarter worth about $49,585,000. Boston Partners grew its stake in YPF Sociedad Anonima by 81.0% during the third quarter. Boston Partners now owns 3,340,874 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $74,435,000 after buying an additional 1,495,591 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Alliancebernstein L.P. grew its stake in YPF Sociedad Anonima by 14.1% during the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 8,714,237 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $190,842,000 after buying an additional 1,079,929 shares during the last quarter. 28.86% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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YPF Sociedad Anonima Company Profile

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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