Franklin Resources Inc. Increases Holdings in YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF)

Franklin Resources Inc. boosted its stake in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) by 19.5% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 1,512,500 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after acquiring an additional 246,500 shares during the period. Franklin Resources Inc. owned 0.39% of YPF Sociedad Anonima worth $33,123,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Rational Advisors LLC bought a new stake in YPF Sociedad Anonima in the second quarter worth about $136,000. Quantbot Technologies LP raised its position in YPF Sociedad Anonima by 49.0% in the first quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 7,125 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $172,000 after acquiring an additional 2,343 shares during the period. Pacad Investment Ltd. raised its position in YPF Sociedad Anonima by 76.5% in the second quarter. Pacad Investment Ltd. now owns 9,000 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $197,000 after acquiring an additional 3,900 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management raised its position in YPF Sociedad Anonima by 69.6% in the second quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 9,500 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $208,000 after acquiring an additional 3,900 shares during the period. Finally, Private Advisory Group LLC bought a new stake in YPF Sociedad Anonima in the first quarter worth about $210,000. 29.39% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) opened at 20.28 on Monday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $20.18 and a 200 day moving average of $22.54. The company’s market cap is $7.96 billion. YPF Sociedad Anonima has a 12 month low of $15.00 and a 12 month high of $26.48.

Several brokerages have commented on YPF. ValuEngine raised shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. Credit Suisse Group set a $27.00 price objective on shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of YPF Sociedad Anonima from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.70.

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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.

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

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