Equities research analysts expect YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) to report $3.54 billion in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have made estimates for YPF Sociedad Anonima’s earnings. The highest sales estimate is $3.96 billion and the lowest is $3.11 billion. YPF Sociedad Anonima reported sales of $3.74 billion in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 5.3%. The firm is expected to report its next earnings report on Wednesday, November 15th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that YPF Sociedad Anonima will report full year sales of $3.54 billion for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $13.90 billion to $15.65 billion. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will report sales of $15.71 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $14.51 billion to $17.15 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow YPF Sociedad Anonima.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on YPF shares. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $29.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. 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 report on Thursday, October 19th. Citigroup Inc. started coverage on YPF Sociedad Anonima in a report on Monday, October 9th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $28.00 price objective for the company. BidaskClub upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $27.17.

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A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its holdings in YPF Sociedad Anonima by 2.2% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 13,595 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $298,000 after purchasing an additional 295 shares during the last quarter. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL increased its holdings in YPF Sociedad Anonima by 6.2% in the second quarter. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL now owns 21,880 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $479,000 after purchasing an additional 1,275 shares during the last quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. increased its holdings in YPF Sociedad Anonima by 15.7% in the second quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 14,700 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $322,000 after purchasing an additional 2,000 shares during the last quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. increased its holdings in YPF Sociedad Anonima by 76.5% in the second quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. now owns 9,000 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $197,000 after purchasing an additional 3,900 shares during the last quarter. Finally, LSV Asset Management increased its holdings in YPF Sociedad Anonima by 69.6% in the second quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 9,500 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $208,000 after purchasing an additional 3,900 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 29.35% of the company’s stock.

YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE YPF) opened at 24.52 on Monday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $22.04 and its 200-day moving average price is $22.40. The firm’s market capitalization is $9.63 billion. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a 12-month low of $15.00 and a 12-month high of $26.48.

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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