Brokerages expect that YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) will announce $0.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have made estimates for YPF Sociedad Anonima’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.24 and the lowest is ($0.05). YPF Sociedad Anonima posted earnings per share of ($0.13) in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 153.8%. The company is expected to report its next earnings report on Thursday, August 3rd.

On average, analysts expect that YPF Sociedad Anonima will report full year earnings of $0.19 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.12) to $0.67. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $0.81 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.39 to $1.84. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of research firms that that provide coverage for YPF Sociedad Anonima.

Several equities analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. BidaskClub downgraded shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday. ValuEngine upgraded shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated an “underweight” rating on shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima in a report on Friday, April 14th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. YPF Sociedad Anonima presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.70.

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Shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) opened at 20.07 on Thursday. The company’s market capitalization is $7.84 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $21.96 and a 200-day moving average of $22.87. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a one year low of $15.00 and a one year high of $26.48.

The business also recently disclosed an annual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 6th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 6th were issued a $0.073 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, July 3rd. YPF Sociedad Anonima’s dividend payout ratio is currently -1.40%.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 35.4% in the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 2,925,707 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $71,036,000 after buying an additional 764,571 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 1.4% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 454,400 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $7,498,000 after buying an additional 6,200 shares during the last quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership acquired a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima during the first quarter worth about $3,334,000. Boston Partners acquired a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima during the first quarter worth about $39,263,000. Finally, Fullerton Fund Management Co Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima during the first quarter worth about $1,370,000. 30.16% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About YPF Sociedad Anonima

YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) is an energy company. The Company is operating a fully integrated oil and gas chain. The Company operates through the segments, including Exploration and Production, Downstream, and Corporate and Other. The Company’s Exploration and Production segment includes exploration and production activities, natural gas and crude oil purchases, sales of natural gas, and to a lesser extent crude oil, to third parties and intersegment sales of crude oil, natural gas and its byproducts.

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