Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. Buys Shares of 277,301 YPF SA (YPF)

Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 277,301 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,284,000. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. owned 0.07% of YPF as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Fisher Asset Management LLC lifted its stake in YPF by 31.7% during the 3rd 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 during the period. Paloma Partners Management Co bought a new position in YPF during the 2nd quarter valued at about $210,000. Jane Street Group LLC lifted its stake in YPF by 76.9% during the 2nd quarter. Jane Street Group LLC now owns 37,921 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $515,000 after acquiring an additional 16,489 shares during the period. Capital Fund Management S.A. bought a new position in YPF during the 2nd quarter valued at about $224,000. Finally, Engineers Gate Manager LP bought a new position in YPF during the 2nd quarter valued at about $353,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 24.87% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE:YPF opened at $14.99 on Friday. YPF SA has a twelve month low of $13.14 and a twelve month high of $26.70. The company has a current ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81. The company has a market capitalization of $6.19 billion, a PE ratio of 7.89 and a beta of 1.60.

YPF (NYSE:YPF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November 9th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $1.07 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.66. YPF had a net margin of 8.70% and a return on equity of 15.45%. The firm had revenue of $3.88 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.93 billion. As a group, analysts expect that YPF SA will post 2.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities analysts have issued reports 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 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, October 26th. Finally, Bank of America lowered their target price 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 given a hold rating, five have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $23.20.

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About YPF

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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