$0.04 Earnings Per Share Expected for YPF SA (YPF) This Quarter

Wall Street analysts expect that YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) will report earnings of $0.04 per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for YPF’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.06 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.03. YPF posted earnings of $0.28 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 85.7%. The firm is expected to announce its next earnings report on Friday, April 6th.

On average, analysts expect that YPF will report full-year earnings of $0.25 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.09 to $0.50. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the firm will post earnings of $0.89 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.38 to $1.70. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover YPF.

A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded YPF from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised YPF from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $29.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Citigroup assumed coverage on YPF in a research report on Monday, October 9th. They set a “buy” rating and a $28.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Santander raised YPF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, December 11th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. YPF presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $28.00.

YPF (NYSE:YPF) traded down $0.09 on Tuesday, hitting $21.01. The stock had a trading volume of 1,011,566 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,219,857. YPF has a fifty-two week low of $15.00 and a fifty-two week high of $26.48. The company has a quick ratio of 0.96, a current ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13. The company has a market cap of $8,259.57, a P/E ratio of 65.63 and a beta of 2.04.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of YPF. FNY Partners Fund LP lifted its stake in shares of YPF by 163.2% during the 3rd quarter. FNY Partners Fund LP now owns 5,000 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $111,000 after purchasing an additional 3,100 shares during the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of YPF during the 3rd quarter worth $112,000. Pacad Investment Ltd. lifted its stake in shares of YPF by 76.5% during the 2nd quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. now owns 9,000 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $197,000 after purchasing an additional 3,900 shares during the last quarter. LSV Asset Management lifted its stake in shares of YPF by 69.6% during the 2nd quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 9,500 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $208,000 after purchasing an additional 3,900 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Rational Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of YPF by 72.6% during the 3rd quarter. Rational Advisors LLC now owns 10,700 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $238,000 after purchasing an additional 4,500 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 28.85% of the company’s stock.

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YPF 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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