Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI Grows Stake in YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF)

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI lifted its stake in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) by 20.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 352,270 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after purchasing an additional 58,692 shares during the quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI owned about 0.09% of YPF Sociedad Anonima worth $7,849,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership increased its holdings in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 9.1% in the third 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 last quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP increased its holdings in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 240.2% in the third quarter. Brandes Investment Partners LP now owns 5,162,022 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $116,409,000 after purchasing an additional 3,644,743 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 15.2% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 347,279 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $7,737,000 after purchasing an additional 45,906 shares during the last quarter. Axiom International Investors LLC DE increased its holdings in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 9.3% in the third quarter. Axiom International Investors LLC DE now owns 1,694,576 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $37,755,000 after purchasing an additional 143,856 shares during the last quarter. Finally, FNY Partners Fund LP increased its holdings in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 163.2% in the third quarter. FNY Partners Fund LP now owns 5,000 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $111,000 after purchasing an additional 3,100 shares during the last quarter. 28.80% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) traded up $0.25 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $22.94. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 617,620 shares, compared to its average volume of 856,495. 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 firm has a market capitalization of $9,022.60, a PE ratio of 71.69 and a beta of 2.05. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a one year low of $15.00 and a one year high of $26.48.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the company. ValuEngine raised YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 17th. BidaskClub raised YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, August 14th. Credit Suisse Group set a $27.00 price target on YPF Sociedad Anonima and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, October 5th. Finally, Citigroup assumed coverage on YPF Sociedad Anonima in a report on Monday, October 9th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $28.00 price target for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $27.17.

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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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF)

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