Headlines about YPF (NYSE:YPF) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. YPF earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 47.5333027420971 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

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YPF stock traded down $0.36 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $22.03. 741,101 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 992,754. The company has a quick ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 1.19 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99. The company has a market capitalization of $8,806.28, a PE ratio of 11.59 and a beta of 1.90. YPF has a 1-year low of $18.41 and a 1-year high of $26.70.

YPF has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group downgraded shares of YPF from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, January 29th. JPMorgan Chase reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $33.00 target price (up from $29.00) on shares of YPF in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of YPF from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $28.50.

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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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