Russell Investments Group Ltd. reduced its stake in YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) by 30.3% during the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 1,527,275 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after selling 664,915 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd.’s holdings in YPF were worth $23,888,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Several other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in YPF. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. increased its holdings in shares of YPF by 42.8% in the second quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. now owns 12,000 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $163,000 after purchasing an additional 3,595 shares during the last quarter. Paloma Partners Management Co acquired a new position in shares of YPF in the second quarter valued at $210,000. Capital Fund Management S.A. acquired a new position in shares of YPF in the second quarter valued at $224,000. Fisher Asset Management LLC grew its stake in shares of YPF by 31.7% in the third quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 17,869 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $276,000 after acquiring an additional 4,302 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Engineers Gate Manager LP acquired a new position in shares of YPF in the second quarter valued at about $353,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 25.21% of the company’s stock.
YPF stock opened at $16.07 on Tuesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a current ratio of 1.22. YPF SA has a 52 week low of $13.14 and a 52 week high of $26.70. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.20 billion, a P/E ratio of 8.46 and a beta of 1.77.
YPF (NYSE:YPF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.10. YPF had a net margin of 6.37% and a return on equity of 12.53%. The business had revenue of $6.06 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.02 billion. On average, analysts predict that YPF SA will post 2.01 EPS for the current year.
Several equities analysts recently commented on YPF shares. Credit Suisse Group upgraded shares of YPF from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of YPF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $15.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, October 26th. Finally, Bank of America decreased their price target on shares of YPF from $26.00 to $22.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Friday, September 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $23.20.
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YPF Company Profile
YPF Sociedad Anonima, an energy company, operates in the oil and gas upstream and downstream activities in Argentina. The company involved in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It is also engages 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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