Shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12 month price objective among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $26.67.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on YPF shares. J P Morgan Chase & Co reaffirmed an “underweight” rating on shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub lowered YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 16th. Zacks Investment Research lowered YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 13th. Credit Suisse Group set a $27.00 target price on YPF Sociedad Anonima and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Finally, ValuEngine raised YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday.

YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) opened at 20.16 on Friday. The stock’s market cap is $7.91 billion. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a 12-month low of $15.00 and a 12-month high of $26.48. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $20.75 and a 200-day moving average price of $22.70.

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Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in YPF. Morgan Stanley raised its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 35.4% in the first quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 2,925,707 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $71,036,000 after buying an additional 764,571 shares during the last quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership acquired a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima during the first quarter worth about $3,334,000. Boston Partners acquired a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima during the first quarter worth about $39,263,000. Fullerton Fund Management Co Ltd acquired a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima during the first quarter worth about $1,370,000. Finally, Jane Street Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima during the first quarter worth about $499,000. 30.49% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About YPF Sociedad Anonima

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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