YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) dropped 3.5% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $18.45 and last traded at $18.52, with a volume of 465,047 shares. The stock had previously closed at $19.20.

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

The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $19.08 and its 200-day moving average price is $18.63. The company has a market cap of $7.18 billion and a P/E ratio of 31.32.

The firm also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 6th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, July 6th were paid 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. Bank of Montreal Can boosted 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 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 about 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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