Equities research analysts forecast that YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) will post $3.86 billion in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Two analysts have provided estimates for YPF’s earnings. The lowest sales estimate is $3.49 billion and the highest is $4.23 billion. YPF posted sales of $3.53 billion during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 9.3%. The firm is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Friday, April 6th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that YPF will report full year sales of $3.86 billion for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $14.77 billion to $15.65 billion. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the company will post sales of $16.68 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $16.04 billion to $17.15 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that cover YPF.

YPF (NYSE:YPF) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 15th. The oil and gas exploration company reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by ($0.09). The company had revenue of $3.82 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.54 billion. YPF had a return on equity of 1.71% and a net margin of 0.89%.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on YPF. Zacks Investment Research raised YPF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised YPF from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $29.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Santander raised YPF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group cut YPF from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, January 29th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $28.00.

YPF (NYSE:YPF) opened at $21.12 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13, a current ratio of 1.28 and a quick ratio of 0.96. The company has a market capitalization of $8,680.42, a P/E ratio of 66.00 and a beta of 1.95. YPF has a 12 month low of $18.41 and a 12 month high of $26.70.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in shares of YPF by 15.1% during the third quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 15,648 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $349,000 after buying an additional 2,053 shares during the period. American Trust Investment Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of YPF by 1.8% during the fourth quarter. American Trust Investment Advisors LLC now owns 130,430 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock valued at $2,988,000 after buying an additional 2,340 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN grew its stake in YPF by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 350,265 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $8,024,000 after purchasing an additional 2,986 shares during the period. FNY Partners Fund LP grew its stake in YPF by 163.2% in the third quarter. FNY Partners Fund LP now owns 5,000 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $111,000 after purchasing an additional 3,100 shares during the period. Finally, BARING ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd grew its stake in YPF by 1.6% in the third quarter. BARING ASSET MANAGEMENT Ltd now owns 271,258 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $6,044,000 after purchasing an additional 4,348 shares during the period. 28.73% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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YPF Company Profile

YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) is an energy company. The Company is operating a fully integrated oil and gas chain. The Company operates through the segments, including Exploration and Production, Downstream, and Corporate and Other. The Company’s Exploration and Production segment includes exploration and production activities, natural gas and crude oil purchases, sales of natural gas, and to a lesser extent crude oil, to third parties and intersegment sales of crude oil, natural gas and its byproducts.

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