Stevens Capital Management LP bought a new position in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The institutional investor bought 30,209 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $673,000.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of YPF. Alliancebernstein L.P. increased its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 14.1% in the second 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 buying an additional 1,079,929 shares during the period. Schroder Investment Management Group increased its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 6.7% in the second 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 buying an additional 325,395 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 3,641,898.0% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,641,998 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $88,427,000 after buying an additional 3,641,898 shares during the period. BT Investment Management Ltd increased its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 25.8% in the third quarter. BT Investment Management Ltd now owns 2,848,425 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $63,463,000 after buying an additional 584,258 shares during the period. Finally, Bamco Inc. NY increased its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 14.9% in the second quarter. Bamco Inc. NY now owns 2,683,036 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $58,758,000 after buying an additional 347,900 shares during the period. 29.92% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE YPF) opened at $23.00 on Friday. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a one year low of $15.00 and a one year high of $26.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13, a current ratio of 1.28 and a quick ratio of 0.96.

YPF has been the subject of several recent research reports. Citigroup Inc. initiated coverage on YPF Sociedad Anonima in a research note on Monday, October 9th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $28.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Credit Suisse Group set a $27.00 price target on YPF Sociedad Anonima and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, August 7th. ValuEngine raised YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co raised YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $29.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $27.17.

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YPF Sociedad Anonima 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF)

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