Rational Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) by 72.6% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 10,700 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after purchasing an additional 4,500 shares during the period. Rational Advisors LLC’s holdings in YPF Sociedad Anonima were worth $238,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its stake in YPF Sociedad Anonima by 0.7% in the third quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 2,359,231 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $52,561,000 after acquiring an additional 15,572 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. increased its stake in YPF Sociedad Anonima by 29.7% in the third quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 19,060 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $425,000 after acquiring an additional 4,360 shares during the period. CI Investments Inc. acquired a new position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima during the third quarter worth approximately $10,249,000. Sei Investments Co. lifted its position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 41.7% during the third quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 39,257 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $874,000 after purchasing an additional 11,551 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 15.1% during the third quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 15,648 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $349,000 after purchasing an additional 2,053 shares in the last quarter. 28.57% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on YPF. ValuEngine upgraded 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 note on Monday, August 14th. Credit Suisse Group set a $27.00 price target on shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note 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 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. started coverage on shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima in a research note on Monday, October 9th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $28.00 target price for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $27.17.

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Shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) traded up $0.21 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $22.96. 484,200 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,251,059. The firm has a market capitalization of $8,947.87, a PE ratio of 71.09 and a beta of 2.10. 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 Sociedad Anonima has a 12-month low of $15.00 and a 12-month high of $26.48.

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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