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YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) was upgraded by research analysts at TheStreet from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Friday.

The analysts wrote, “YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from hold to buy. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.”

YPF has been the subject of a number of other recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 21st. They now have a $30.30 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse initiated coverage on shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima in a research note on Monday, May 19th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $39.65.

YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) traded up 0.61% on Friday, hitting $29.88. 1,359,427 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a 52 week low of $13.75 and a 52 week high of $34.24. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $29.47 and a 200-day moving average of $28.72. The company has a market cap of $11.715 billion and a P/E ratio of 13.93. YPF Sociedad Anonima also was the recipient of a significant decline in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,479,895 shares, a decline of 76.2% from the April 30th total of 6,223,553 shares. Currently, 0.0% of the company’s shares are short sold. Based on an average trading volume of 2,044,677 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 0.7 days.

YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 20th. The company reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.70 by $0.21. On average, analysts predict that YPF Sociedad Anonima will post $2.74 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) is an integrated oil and gas company.

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