YPF (YPF) Raised to “Sell” at ValuEngine

ValuEngine upgraded shares of YPF (NYSE:YPF) from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note published on Monday, February 4th.

Several other brokerages also recently issued reports on YPF. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of YPF from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $15.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, October 26th. Credit Suisse Group raised shares of YPF from a neutral rating to an outperform rating in a research note on Thursday, October 25th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. YPF has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $20.60.

YPF stock traded down $0.40 during trading on Monday, reaching $13.74. 1,572,155 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 878,139. YPF has a 52-week low of $11.98 and a 52-week high of $23.26. The company has a market cap of $5.88 billion, a P/E ratio of 7.23 and a beta of 1.42. The company has a current ratio of 1.17, a quick ratio of 0.84 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Nordea Investment Management AB increased its position in shares of YPF by 17.0% in the fourth quarter. Nordea Investment Management AB now owns 82,647 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $1,106,000 after acquiring an additional 11,979 shares in the last quarter. Millennium Management LLC increased its position in shares of YPF by 90.4% in the fourth quarter. Millennium Management LLC now owns 943,577 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $12,634,000 after acquiring an additional 448,007 shares in the last quarter. River & Mercantile Asset Management LLP acquired a new stake in shares of YPF in the fourth quarter worth $395,000. Canyon Capital Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of YPF by 32.1% in the fourth quarter. Canyon Capital Advisors LLC now owns 682,475 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $9,138,000 after acquiring an additional 166,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc increased its position in shares of YPF by 214.6% in the fourth quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 131,883 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $1,766,000 after acquiring an additional 89,964 shares in the last quarter. 24.21% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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