Ypf Sa (NYSE:YPF) was up 5.9% during mid-day trading on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $16.12 and last traded at $15.87. Approximately 992,316 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 22% from the average daily volume of 1,269,984 shares. The stock had previously closed at $14.98.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on YPF shares. ValuEngine cut YPF from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 22nd. UBS Group cut YPF from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 27th. Finally, Bank of America lowered their price objective on YPF from $26.00 to $22.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a report on Friday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. YPF currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $26.36.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.91, a current ratio of 1.22 and a quick ratio of 0.93. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.86 billion, a PE ratio of 8.35 and a beta of 2.00.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. boosted its holdings in shares of YPF by 42.8% during the 2nd quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. now owns 12,000 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $163,000 after purchasing an additional 3,595 shares during the last quarter. Paloma Partners Management Co acquired a new position in shares of YPF during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $210,000. Capital Fund Management S.A. acquired a new position in shares of YPF during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $224,000. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC acquired a new position in shares of YPF during the 1st quarter worth approximately $231,000. Finally, Cynosure Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of YPF during the 1st quarter worth approximately $320,000. Institutional investors own 25.27% of the company’s stock.

About YPF (NYSE:YPF)

YPF Sociedad Anonima, an energy company, operates in the oil and gas upstream and downstream activities in Argentina. The company involved in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It is also engages 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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