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

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

The company has a market capitalization of $7.39 billion and a PE ratio of 32.22. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $19.12 and a 200 day moving average price of $18.63.

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

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in YPF SA stock. Bank of Montreal Can increased its position in YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) by 876.5% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund 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 reporting period.

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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