Shares of YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) saw an uptick in trading volume on Tuesday . 1,541,337 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 82% from the previous session’s volume of 849,034 shares.The stock last traded at $18.42 and had previously closed at $19.00.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of YPF SA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 12th.

The company has a 50-day moving average price of $19.97 and a 200 day moving average price of $18.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.22 billion and a PE ratio of 30.50.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 6th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, July 6th were given a dividend of $0.136 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, July 1st.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in YPF SA stock. Todd Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) by 0.5% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 316,845 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock after buying an additional 1,652 shares during the period. Todd Asset Management LLC owned about 0.08% of YPF SA worth $4,981,000 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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