Citigroup Inc. initiated coverage on shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) in a research report released on Monday, MarketBeat.com reports. The firm issued a buy rating and a $28.00 target price on the oil and gas exploration company’s stock.

Other research analysts also recently issued research reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of 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 5th. Credit Suisse Group set a $27.00 target price on shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima and gave the company a buy rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. ValuEngine raised shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $25.58.

Shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) opened at 22.79 on Monday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $21.02 and a 200-day moving average of $22.48. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a one year low of $15.00 and a one year high of $26.48. The company’s market capitalization is $8.95 billion.

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Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Alliancebernstein L.P. grew its position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 14.1% in the 2nd 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 during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group grew its position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 6.7% in the 2nd 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 during the period. BlackRock Inc. grew its position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 3,641,898.0% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,641,998 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $88,427,000 after acquiring an additional 3,641,898 shares during the period. Wellington Management Group LLP grew its position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 1,005.3% in the 1st quarter. Wellington Management Group LLP now owns 3,459,646 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $84,001,000 after acquiring an additional 3,146,645 shares during the period. Finally, Morgan Stanley grew its position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 35.4% in the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 2,925,707 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $71,036,000 after acquiring an additional 764,571 shares during the period. 29.39% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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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