YPF SA (YPF) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.27 Per Share

Equities analysts expect YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) to report $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have provided estimates for YPF’s earnings. YPF reported earnings of $0.01 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year over year growth rate of 2,600%. The business is expected to issue its next earnings report on Wednesday, November 21st.

On average, analysts expect that YPF will report full year earnings of $1.94 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.60 to $2.27. For the next year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $1.04 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.60 to $1.48. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow YPF.

YPF (NYSE:YPF) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 7th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.10. The business had revenue of $6.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.02 billion. YPF had a net margin of 6.37% and a return on equity of 12.53%.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of YPF from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 2nd. UBS Group lowered shares of YPF from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 27th. Finally, Bank of America lowered their price target on shares of YPF from $26.00 to $22.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Friday, September 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. YPF has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.95.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of YPF. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake in YPF by 1,509.8% during the 2nd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 2,951,492 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $40,081,000 after acquiring an additional 2,768,150 shares during the last quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP boosted its stake in YPF by 13.4% during the 2nd quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP now owns 7,312,564 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $99,304,000 after acquiring an additional 863,398 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its stake in YPF by 44.8% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 2,075,715 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $28,188,000 after acquiring an additional 642,315 shares during the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in YPF by 45.4% during the 2nd quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 1,703,243 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $23,130,000 after acquiring an additional 531,736 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Senvest Management LLC bought a new position in YPF during the 2nd quarter valued at $3,938,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 25.26% of the company’s stock.

YPF traded up $0.60 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $14.74. 746,974 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,269,690. The firm has a market cap of $6.08 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.76 and a beta of 1.92. YPF has a fifty-two week low of $13.14 and a fifty-two week high of $26.70. The company has a current ratio of 1.22, a quick ratio of 0.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91.

About YPF

YPF Sociedad Anonima, an energy company, operates in the oil and gas upstream and downstream activities in Argentina. The company involved in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It is also engages in the refining, marketing, transportation, and distribution of oil, petroleum products, petroleum derivatives, petrochemicals, LPG, and bio-fuels, as well as in gas separation and natural gas distribution operations.

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