Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note published on Thursday morning.

According to Zacks, “YPF Sociedad Anonima is an international energy company, based on the integrated business of hydrocarbons, focalized in Latin America, with high standards of efficiency, profitability and responsibility. They have a dominant position in Argentina’s exploration, production, refining and marketing sectors, as well as a growing presence in petrochemicals. “

YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) traded down 0.53% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $18.91. The stock had a trading volume of 103,023 shares. YPF SA has a 12 month low of $12.67 and a 12 month high of $22.49. The company has a market cap of $7.43 billion, a P/E ratio of 278.09 and a beta of 1.73. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $17.83 and its 200 day moving average price is $18.96.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of YPF. Creative Planning boosted its stake in shares of YPF SA by 6,676.1% in the third quarter. Creative Planning now owns 24,055 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $438,000 after buying an additional 23,700 shares in the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada boosted its stake in shares of YPF SA by 49.1% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 41,941 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $806,000 after buying an additional 13,811 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio bought a new stake in shares of YPF SA during the second quarter valued at $11,035,000. Capital Research Global Investors boosted its stake in shares of YPF SA by 28.6% in the second quarter. Capital Research Global Investors now owns 674,000 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $12,941,000 after buying an additional 150,000 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky boosted its stake in shares of YPF SA by 56.4% in the second quarter. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky now owns 413,000 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $7,930,000 after buying an additional 149,000 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 27.23% of the company’s stock.

YPF SA Company Profile

YPF Sociedad Anonima is an energy company. The Company is operating a fully integrated oil and gas chain. The Company has two segments: Exploration and Production and Downstream. The Company’s Exploration and Production segment includes exploration and production activities, natural gas and crude oil purchases, sales of natural gas and crude oil to third parties and intersegment sales of crude oil, natural gas and its byproducts.

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