YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) shares traded up 1.3% during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $18.47 and last traded at $18.18, with a volume of 317,315 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $17.95.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of YPF SA from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, May 4th.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $19.20 and a 200 day moving average of $18.60. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.18 billion and a PE ratio of 31.23.

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

A hedge fund recently raised its stake 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 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 about 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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