Wall Street analysts predict that YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) will post $0.24 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Two analysts have made estimates for YPF’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.19 and the highest is $0.34. YPF posted earnings per share of $0.28 in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year-over-year growth rate of 14.3%. The business is scheduled to issue its next earnings results on Friday, April 6th.
On average, analysts expect that YPF will report full-year earnings of $0.27 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.18 to $0.41. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $1.33 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.23 to $2.01. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for YPF.
A number of research firms have issued reports on YPF. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of YPF from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, February 24th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “hold” rating and issued a $33.00 price objective (up previously from $29.00) on shares of YPF in a research report on Tuesday, February 20th. Santander upgraded shares of YPF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut shares of YPF from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $28.80.
Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in YPF. Victory Capital Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of YPF in the third quarter valued at about $112,000. Stevens Capital Management LP purchased a new position in shares of YPF in the third quarter valued at about $673,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA boosted its stake in shares of YPF by 15.1% during the 3rd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 15,648 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $349,000 after purchasing an additional 2,053 shares in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. boosted its stake in shares of YPF by 41.7% during the 3rd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 39,257 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $874,000 after purchasing an additional 11,551 shares in the last quarter. Finally, CI Investments Inc. bought a new stake in shares of YPF during the 3rd quarter valued at about $10,249,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 26.47% of the company’s stock.
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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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