YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) saw strong trading volume on Thursday . 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 upgraded YPF SA from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, May 4th.

The stock has a market cap of $7.23 billion and a P/E ratio of 266.52. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $18.81 and a 200-day moving average price of $18.80.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in YPF SA stock. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) by 876.5% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor 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 0.21% of YPF SA worth $12,875,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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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