Analysts Anticipate YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) Will Announce Earnings of $0.08 Per Share

Equities analysts forecast that YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) will announce $0.08 earnings per share for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for YPF Sociedad Anonima’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.24 and the lowest estimate coming in at ($0.05). YPF Sociedad Anonima reported earnings per share of ($0.13) in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 161.5%. The business is scheduled to announce its next earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that YPF Sociedad Anonima will report full-year earnings of $0.19 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from ($0.12) to $0.67. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the business will report earnings of $0.76 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.22 to $1.84. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow YPF Sociedad Anonima.

YPF has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. ValuEngine upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima in a report on Friday, April 14th. BidaskClub cut YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 16th. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co reiterated an “underweight” rating on shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.70.

YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE YPF) traded up 3.83% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $20.85. The stock had a trading volume of 856,614 shares. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a 52 week low of $15.00 and a 52 week high of $26.48. The company’s 50 day moving average is $21.75 and its 200-day moving average is $22.87. The stock’s market capitalization is $8.14 billion.

The firm also recently declared an annual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 6th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 6th were given a dividend of $0.073 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, July 3rd. YPF Sociedad Anonima’s payout ratio is -1.40%.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in YPF. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 20.7% in the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 2,343,659 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $51,324,000 after buying an additional 402,530 shares in the last quarter. Deltec Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima by 26.4% in the second quarter. Deltec Asset Management LLC now owns 143,710 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $3,147,000 after buying an additional 30,000 shares in the last quarter. Manning & Napier Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima during the second quarter valued at about $4,938,000. Fisher Asset Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima during the second quarter valued at about $246,000. Finally, Fox Run Management L.L.C. purchased a new position in shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima during the second quarter valued at about $318,000. 30.16% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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