YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) was upgraded by investment analysts at Santander from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Monday.

YPF has been the subject of several other reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. BidaskClub upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $29.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Citigroup started coverage on YPF Sociedad Anonima in a research report on Monday, October 9th. They set a “buy” rating and a $28.00 target price for the company. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $28.00.

YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) traded down $0.22 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $22.07. The stock had a trading volume of 511,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,221,311. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a fifty-two week low of $15.00 and a fifty-two week high of $26.48. The company has a market capitalization of $8,680.42, a P/E ratio of 68.97 and a beta of 2.04. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 1.28.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Alliancebernstein L.P. raised its holdings in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 14.1% in the second quarter. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 8,714,237 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $190,842,000 after acquiring an additional 1,079,929 shares in the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group raised its holdings in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 6.7% in the second quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 5,165,659 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $111,630,000 after acquiring an additional 325,395 shares in the last quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP raised its holdings in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 240.2% in the third quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP now owns 5,162,022 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $116,409,000 after acquiring an additional 3,644,743 shares in the last quarter. Bamco Inc. NY raised its holdings in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 39.3% in the third quarter. Bamco Inc. NY now owns 3,738,080 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $83,284,000 after acquiring an additional 1,055,044 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Boston Partners raised its holdings in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 81.0% in the third quarter. Boston Partners now owns 3,340,874 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $74,435,000 after acquiring an additional 1,495,591 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 28.86% 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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