Shares of YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) saw unusually-high trading volume on Thursday . Approximately 1,049,363 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 28% from the previous session’s volume of 822,900 shares.The stock last traded at $18.50 and had previously closed at $18.42.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of YPF SA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 12th.

The company has a 50 day moving average of $18.87 and a 200-day moving average of $18.77. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.24 billion and a P/E ratio of 263.00.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in YPF SA stock. Bank of Montreal Can raised its position in shares of YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) by 876.5% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 819,043 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after buying an additional 735,164 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can owned approximately 0.21% of YPF SA worth $12,875,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

YPF Sociedad Anonima is an energy company. The Company is operating a fully integrated oil and gas chain. The Company has two segments: Exploration and Production and Downstream. The Company’s Exploration and Production segment includes exploration and production activities, natural gas and crude oil purchases, sales of natural gas and crude oil to third parties and intersegment sales of crude oil, natural gas and its byproducts.

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