YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.04 Per Share

Brokerages expect YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) to announce earnings of $0.04 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for YPF Sociedad Anonima’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.03 to $0.06. YPF Sociedad Anonima reported earnings per share of $0.28 in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 85.7%. The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 6th.

On average, analysts expect that YPF Sociedad Anonima will report full year earnings of $0.25 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.09 to $0.50. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $0.89 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.38 to $1.70. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that cover YPF Sociedad Anonima.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on YPF. ValuEngine raised shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. BidaskClub raised shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Credit Suisse Group set a $27.00 price objective on shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Citigroup began coverage on shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima in a research report on Monday, October 9th. They set a “buy” rating and a $28.00 price objective on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $27.17.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its position in YPF Sociedad Anonima by 2.2% in the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 13,595 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $298,000 after acquiring an additional 295 shares in the last quarter. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL lifted its position in YPF Sociedad Anonima by 6.2% in the 2nd quarter. Tudor Investment Corp ET AL now owns 21,880 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $479,000 after acquiring an additional 1,275 shares in the last quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. lifted its position in YPF Sociedad Anonima by 15.7% in the 2nd quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 14,700 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $322,000 after acquiring an additional 2,000 shares in the last quarter. FNY Partners Fund LP lifted its position in YPF Sociedad Anonima by 163.2% in 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 acquiring an additional 3,100 shares in the last quarter. Finally, LSV Asset Management lifted its position in YPF Sociedad Anonima by 69.6% in the 2nd quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 9,500 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $208,000 after acquiring an additional 3,900 shares in the last quarter. 28.86% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE YPF) traded up $0.05 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $22.99. 454,500 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,227,912. The company has a market cap of $9,020.00, a PE ratio of 71.69 and a beta of 2.05. The company has a quick ratio of 0.96, a current ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a one year low of $15.00 and a one year high of $26.48.

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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.

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