Wall Street brokerages predict that YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) will post $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have made estimates for YPF Sociedad Anonima’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.06 and the lowest is $0.03. YPF Sociedad Anonima posted earnings of $0.28 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 85.7%. The firm is expected to issue its next earnings results on Friday, April 6th.

On average, analysts expect that YPF Sociedad Anonima will report full-year earnings of $0.25 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.09 to $0.50. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will post earnings of $0.89 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.38 to $1.70. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that follow YPF Sociedad Anonima.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $29.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Credit Suisse Group set a $27.00 price target on shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Citigroup began coverage on shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima in a research note on Monday, October 9th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $28.00 price target for the company. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. YPF Sociedad Anonima presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $27.17.

YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) opened at $22.94 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $8,970.00, a P/E ratio of 70.56 and a beta of 2.10. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a 12 month low of $15.00 and a 12 month high of $26.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 1.28.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its position in YPF Sociedad Anonima by 33.6% during the 3rd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 797,528 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $17,769,000 after purchasing an additional 200,563 shares during the period. Bamco Inc. NY grew its position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 39.3% in the 3rd quarter. Bamco Inc. NY now owns 3,738,080 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $83,284,000 after buying an additional 1,055,044 shares during the period. Point72 Asset Management L.P. grew its position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 6.0% in the 3rd quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. now owns 115,700 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $2,578,000 after buying an additional 6,600 shares during the period. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI grew its position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 20.0% in the 3rd quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 352,270 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $7,849,000 after buying an additional 58,692 shares during the period. Finally, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership grew its position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 9.1% in the 3rd quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 202,087 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $4,502,000 after buying an additional 16,882 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 28.80% of the company’s stock.

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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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