YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) Sees Unusually-High Trading Volume

YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) shares saw unusually-high trading volume on Monday . Approximately 3,503,843 shares changed hands during trading, an increase of 272% from the previous session’s volume of 942,983 shares.The stock last traded at $24.21 and had previously closed at $22.96.

YPF has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Citigroup Inc. initiated coverage on shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima in a report on Monday, October 9th. They set a “buy” rating and a $28.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Credit Suisse Group set a $27.00 target price on shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. YPF Sociedad Anonima presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.58.

The stock’s market cap is $9.50 billion. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $21.61 and a 200 day moving average price of $22.38.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Jane Street Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima during the 1st quarter valued at $499,000. Fisher Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima during the 2nd quarter valued at $246,000. Quantitative Investment Management LLC increased its position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 46.1% during the 2nd quarter. Quantitative Investment Management LLC now owns 196,100 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $4,294,000 after purchasing an additional 61,900 shares during the last quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group increased its position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 6.7% during the 2nd quarter. Schroder Investment Management Group now owns 5,165,659 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $111,630,000 after purchasing an additional 325,395 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BT Investment Management Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima during the 2nd quarter valued at $49,585,000. 29.38% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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