Santander upgraded shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report released on Monday.

Several other equities analysts have also issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered YPF Sociedad Anonima from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a neutral rating to an overweight rating and set a $29.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Citigroup assumed coverage on YPF Sociedad Anonima in a research note on Monday, October 9th. They set a buy rating and a $28.00 price target on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a strong sell rating to a sell rating in a research note on Monday, August 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus price target of $28.00.

YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) opened at $21.81 on Monday. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a 12 month low of $15.00 and a 12 month high of $26.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 1.28. The stock has a market capitalization of $8,731.55, a PE ratio of 69.38 and a beta of 2.04.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 33.6% in the 3rd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 797,528 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $17,769,000 after purchasing an additional 200,563 shares during the period. Bamco Inc. NY grew its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 39.3% in the 3rd quarter. Bamco Inc. NY now owns 3,738,080 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $83,284,000 after purchasing an additional 1,055,044 shares during the period. Point72 Asset Management L.P. grew its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 6.0% in the 3rd quarter. Point72 Asset Management L.P. now owns 115,700 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $2,578,000 after purchasing an additional 6,600 shares during the period. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI grew its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 20.0% in the 3rd quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 352,270 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $7,849,000 after purchasing an additional 58,692 shares during the period. Finally, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership grew its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 9.1% in the 3rd quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 202,087 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $4,502,000 after purchasing an additional 16,882 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 28.86% of the company’s stock.

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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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