Electron Capital Partners LLC lessened its position in shares of YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) by 1.6% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 686,803 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after selling 11,272 shares during the period. YPF accounts for 2.7% of Electron Capital Partners LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 13th biggest holding. Electron Capital Partners LLC owned about 0.17% of YPF worth $15,735,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Lazard Asset Management LLC raised its stake in YPF by 1.5% during the fourth quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC now owns 25,404,429 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $582,014,000 after buying an additional 366,348 shares during the last quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP increased its stake in YPF by 12.6% in the fourth quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP now owns 5,839,600 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $133,785,000 after purchasing an additional 651,957 shares in the last quarter. Finepoint Capital LP increased its stake in YPF by 14.0% in the fourth quarter. Finepoint Capital LP now owns 4,267,150 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $97,760,000 after purchasing an additional 524,000 shares in the last quarter. Boston Partners increased its stake in YPF by 22.6% in the fourth quarter. Boston Partners now owns 4,097,000 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $93,862,000 after purchasing an additional 756,126 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bamco Inc. NY increased its stake in YPF by 8.5% in the fourth quarter. Bamco Inc. NY now owns 4,055,780 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $92,918,000 after purchasing an additional 317,700 shares in the last quarter. 26.47% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
YPF has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Santander raised shares of YPF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Credit Suisse Group downgraded shares of YPF from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, January 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $33.00 price target (up from $29.00) on shares of YPF in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of YPF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. YPF currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $28.80.
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YPF 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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