YPF Sociedad Anónima (NYSE:YPF – Get Free Report) was the target of unusually large options trading on Monday. Traders bought 12,189 call options on the stock. This represents an increase of approximately 226% compared to the typical daily volume of 3,739 call options.
Institutional Trading of YPF Sociedad Anónima
Hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. acquired a new position in YPF Sociedad Anónima during the 3rd quarter worth $27,000. Barclays PLC increased its stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima by 8,333.3% during the second quarter. Barclays PLC now owns 5,060 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $75,000 after buying an additional 5,000 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima in the 3rd quarter valued at $88,000. Atlas Capital Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in YPF Sociedad Anónima by 110.1% during the 1st quarter. Atlas Capital Advisors LLC now owns 9,463 shares of the oil and gas exploration company’s stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 4,959 shares during the last quarter. Finally, WMS Partners LLC purchased a new stake in YPF Sociedad Anónima during the first quarter worth approximately $110,000. 10.21% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades
A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on YPF shares. The Goldman Sachs Group cut their price objective on shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima from $9.50 to $8.50 and set a “sell” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Jefferies Financial Group assumed coverage on shares of YPF Sociedad Anónima in a report on Thursday, September 21st. They set a “hold” rating and a $14.50 price target for the company. Finally, StockNews.com cut YPF Sociedad Anónima from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 3rd.
YPF Sociedad Anónima Stock Up 33.7 %
YPF stock traded up $3.62 during midday trading on Monday, hitting $14.35. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 14,580,205 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,186,653. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average of $11.73 and a 200-day simple moving average of $12.94. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.64 billion, a P/E ratio of 5.58 and a beta of 1.65. The company has a quick ratio of 0.63, a current ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62. YPF Sociedad Anónima has a 52-week low of $6.79 and a 52-week high of $16.19.
YPF Sociedad Anónima Company Profile
YPF Sociedad Anónima, an energy company, engages in the oil and gas upstream and downstream activities in Argentina. Its upstream operations include the exploration, exploitation, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and NGLs. The company's downstream operations include the refining, marketing, and distribution of oil and petroleum products, as well as petroleum derivatives, such as petrochemicals, hydrocarbons, non-fossil fuels, biofuels, and related components; and production of hydrocarbons electric power.
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