YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPF) Stock Price Up 4.8%

YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPF)’s share price rose 4.8% on Thursday . The company traded as high as $4.36 and last traded at $4.35. Approximately 28,904 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 98% from the average daily volume of 1,644,694 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.15.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut YPF Sociedad Anónima from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, January 8th.

The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of $3.97 and a 200 day simple moving average of $4.41. The company has a current ratio of 1.16, a quick ratio of 0.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84. The company has a market cap of $1.71 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.06 and a beta of 1.94.

YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 9th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.06. YPF Sociedad Anónima had a negative return on equity of 4.16% and a net margin of 2.38%. The business had revenue of $3.62 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.45 billion. As a group, research analysts forecast that YPF Sociedad Anónima will post -0.45 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Korea Investment CORP increased its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima by 3.1% in the 2nd quarter. Korea Investment CORP now owns 77,074 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $361,000 after purchasing an additional 2,300 shares in the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada increased its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima by 3.2% in the 2nd quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 76,719 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $359,000 after purchasing an additional 2,392 shares in the last quarter. Ensign Peak Advisors Inc increased its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima by 42.9% in the 2nd quarter. Ensign Peak Advisors Inc now owns 13,500 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $63,000 after purchasing an additional 4,050 shares in the last quarter. Cape Ann Asset Management Ltd increased its stake in YPF Sociedad Anónima by 0.3% during the 3rd quarter. Cape Ann Asset Management Ltd now owns 1,246,174 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $5,807,000 after buying an additional 4,059 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS increased its stake in YPF Sociedad Anónima by 28.5% during the 3rd quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 28,951 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $135,000 after buying an additional 6,420 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 13.50% of the company’s stock.

YPF Sociedad Anónima Company Profile (NYSE:YPF)

YPF SA engages in the exploration, production, and distribution of oil and gas. It operates through the following segments: Upstream, Gas and Power, Downstream, Central Administration and Other. The Upstream segment sells petroleum and natural gas. The Gas and Power segment markets natural gas to third parties and downstream segment; and manages commercial and technical LNG Regasification Terminals in Bahia Blanca and Escobar.

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