YPF (NYSE:YPF) Shares Gap Up to $11.35

YPF SA (NYSE:YPF)’s share price gapped up before the market opened on Wednesday . The stock had previously closed at $11.17, but opened at $11.35. YPF shares last traded at $10.52, with a volume of 174,405 shares traded.

YPF has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of YPF from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, May 18th. Raymond James restated a “buy” rating on shares of YPF in a report on Monday. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of YPF from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.50.

The firm’s 50 day simple moving average is $16.99. The company has a market cap of $4.51 billion, a P/E ratio of 3.15 and a beta of 1.18. The company has a current ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Marshall Wace North America L.P. bought a new stake in shares of YPF in the 1st quarter valued at $1,441,000. Cooper Haims Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of YPF in the 1st quarter valued at $233,000. Boston Partners increased its stake in shares of YPF by 1.2% in the 1st quarter. Boston Partners now owns 186,321 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $2,610,000 after acquiring an additional 2,211 shares in the last quarter. Deutsche Bank AG increased its stake in shares of YPF by 8.3% in the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 303,899 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $4,069,000 after acquiring an additional 23,309 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Gulf International Bank UK Ltd bought a new stake in shares of YPF in the 2nd quarter valued at $364,000. Institutional investors own 26.62% of the company’s stock.

YPF Company Profile (NYSE:YPF)

YPF Sociedad Anónima, an energy company, operates in the oil and gas upstream and downstream activities in Argentina. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It is also involved 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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