Equities analysts predict that YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) will announce sales of $3.86 billion for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for YPF’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $3.49 billion to $4.23 billion. YPF reported sales of $3.53 billion during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 9.3%. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings results on Friday, April 6th.

On average, analysts expect that YPF will report full year sales of $3.86 billion for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $14.77 billion to $15.65 billion. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post sales of $16.68 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $16.04 billion to $17.15 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that follow YPF.

YPF (NYSE:YPF) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 15th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by ($0.09). YPF had a return on equity of 1.71% and a net margin of 0.89%. The company had revenue of $3.82 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.54 billion.

YPF has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered YPF from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Credit Suisse Group lowered YPF from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Santander upgraded YPF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded YPF from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $29.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $28.00.

Institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. FNY Partners Fund LP lifted its position in shares of YPF by 163.2% during the 3rd quarter. FNY Partners Fund LP now owns 5,000 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $111,000 after buying an additional 3,100 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of YPF during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $112,000. Rational Advisors LLC lifted its position in shares of YPF by 72.6% during the 3rd quarter. Rational Advisors LLC now owns 10,700 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $238,000 after buying an additional 4,500 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its position in shares of YPF by 15.1% during the 3rd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 15,648 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $349,000 after buying an additional 2,053 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd lifted its position in shares of YPF by 47.5% during the 2nd quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd now owns 15,965 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $349,000 after buying an additional 5,143 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 28.86% of the company’s stock.

YPF (YPF) traded up $0.65 during trading on Friday, reaching $22.79. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 994,716 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,309,907. The company has a current ratio of 1.28, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13. YPF has a 1-year low of $18.41 and a 1-year high of $26.70. The stock has a market cap of $8,306.77, a price-to-earnings ratio of 71.22 and a beta of 1.95.

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About YPF

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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