YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPF) saw a significant decline in short interest in April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 4,130,000 shares, a decline of 24.4% from the March 31st total of 5,460,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,790,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.3 days. Currently, 1.1% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima stock traded down $0.08 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $3.68. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,444,007 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,825,048. The business has a 50 day moving average price of $4.08 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $4.33. YPF Sociedad Anónima has a 12-month low of $2.98 and a 12-month high of $7.30. The company has a market cap of $1.45 billion, a PE ratio of -0.90 and a beta of 1.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.80, a quick ratio of 0.60 and a current ratio of 0.87.

YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPF) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, March 4th. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.20) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.46) by $0.26. YPF Sociedad Anónima had a negative return on equity of 4.01% and a negative net margin of 13.27%. The business had revenue of $2.27 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.67 billion. As a group, research analysts anticipate that YPF Sociedad Anónima will post -1.72 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Credit Suisse Group downgraded YPF Sociedad Anónima from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $5.00 to $3.00 in a research report on Thursday, January 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded YPF Sociedad Anónima from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $4.25 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Sell” and an average target price of $3.75.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the company. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. bought a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima in the first quarter worth about $1,004,000. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima by 9.2% in the fourth quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. now owns 427,599 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $2,010,000 after purchasing an additional 36,107 shares during the last quarter. Eaton Vance Management bought a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima in the fourth quarter worth about $4,226,000. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its holdings in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima by 21.8% in the fourth quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 810,983 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $3,812,000 after purchasing an additional 144,913 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Hsbc Holdings PLC increased its stake in YPF Sociedad Anónima by 399.3% during the fourth quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 511,969 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $2,411,000 after acquiring an additional 409,427 shares during the last quarter. 15.48% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About YPF Sociedad Anónima

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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