Quantitative Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) by 44.2% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 198,300 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after buying an additional 60,800 shares during the period. Quantitative Investment Management LLC owned approximately 0.05% of YPF worth $4,543,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its position in shares of YPF by 15.1% in the third quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 15,648 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $349,000 after acquiring an additional 2,053 shares in the last quarter. American Trust Investment Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of YPF by 1.8% during the fourth quarter. American Trust Investment Advisors LLC now owns 130,430 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $2,988,000 after purchasing an additional 2,340 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its holdings 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 during the period. FNY Partners Fund LP boosted its holdings in shares of YPF by 163.2% during the third 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 period. Finally, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of YPF by 29.7% during the third quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 19,060 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $425,000 after purchasing an additional 4,360 shares during the period. 26.47% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
YPF has been the subject of several research reports. Santander upgraded shares of YPF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, December 11th. Credit Suisse Group cut shares of YPF from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, January 29th. JPMorgan Chase reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $33.00 target price (up from $29.00) on shares of YPF in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of YPF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.50.
Shares of YPF stock opened at $21.13 on Friday. YPF SA has a 1 year low of $18.41 and a 1 year high of $26.70. The firm has a market cap of $8,365.77, a P/E ratio of 11.12 and a beta of 1.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a current ratio of 1.19.
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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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