Equities analysts predict that YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) will post sales of $3.39 billion for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for YPF Sociedad Anonima’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $3.72 billion and the lowest estimate coming in at $3.07 billion. YPF Sociedad Anonima posted sales of $3.74 billion in the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 9.4%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings report on Wednesday, November 15th.

On average, analysts expect that YPF Sociedad Anonima will report full year sales of $3.39 billion for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $13.86 billion to $15.62 billion. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post sales of $14.98 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $14.25 billion to $16.18 billion. Zacks’ sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow YPF Sociedad Anonima.

A number of brokerages have commented on YPF. Citigroup Inc. began coverage on YPF Sociedad Anonima in a research report on Monday. They issued a “buy” rating and a $28.00 price objective for the company. ValuEngine upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. BidaskClub upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a $27.00 price objective on YPF Sociedad Anonima and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.58.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in YPF. BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 3,641,898.0% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,641,998 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $88,427,000 after acquiring an additional 3,641,898 shares during the period. Wellington Management Group LLP lifted its position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 1,005.3% in the 1st quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 3,459,646 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $84,001,000 after acquiring an additional 3,146,645 shares during the period. Discovery Capital Management LLC CT bought a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $58,027,000. BT Investment Management Ltd bought a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $49,585,000. Finally, Brandes Investment Partners LP bought a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $33,228,000. Institutional investors own 29.39% of the company’s stock.

Shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE YPF) traded up 0.09% during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $22.70. The stock had a trading volume of 173,619 shares. The firm’s market cap is $8.93 billion. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a 12-month low of $15.00 and a 12-month high of $26.48. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $20.95 and a 200 day moving average of $22.48.

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YPF Sociedad Anonima Company Profile

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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