William Blair Investment Management LLC bought a new position in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor bought 244,223 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,348,000. William Blair Investment Management LLC owned approximately 0.06% of YPF Sociedad Anonima at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors have also modified their holdings of YPF. Profund Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 132.4% in the first quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 30,186 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $733,000 after buying an additional 17,198 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 14.9% in the first quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 340,645 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $8,268,000 after buying an additional 44,052 shares during the last quarter. Nwam LLC increased its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 2.9% in the first quarter. Nwam LLC now owns 17,832 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $433,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Boston Partners acquired a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima during the first quarter worth $39,263,000. Finally, BARING ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima during the first quarter worth $3,759,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 30.49% of the company’s stock.

Shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) opened at 20.94 on Friday. The company’s market capitalization is $8.22 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $20.54 and a 200-day moving average price of $22.65. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a one year low of $15.00 and a one year high of $26.48.

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A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on YPF shares. J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated an “underweight” rating on shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 16th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a $27.00 target price on YPF Sociedad Anonima and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.70.

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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