176 institutions hold shares in YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF), with 78.66k shares held by insiders accounting for 0.02% while institutional investors hold 17.13% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 392.53M, and float is at 172.45M with Short Float at 2.80%. Institutions hold 17.13% of the Float.
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The top institutional shareholder in the company is Wellington Management Company, LLP with over 9.45 million shares valued at $44.4 million. The investor’s holdings represent 5.48% of the YPF Shares outstanding. As of Dec 30, 2020, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 9.08 million shares valued at $42.68 million to account for 5.27% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Brandes Investment Partners L.P. which holds 7.68 million shares representing 4.46% and valued at over $36.09 million, while State Street Corporation holds 3.58% of the shares totaling 6.17 million with a market value of $29.01 million.
YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE: YPF) is -12.77% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $2.25 and a high of $9.31 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The YPF stock was last observed hovering at around $4.11 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.01% off its average median price target of $4.00 for the next 12 months. It is also 39.53% off the consensus price target high of $6.78 offered by 12 analysts, but current levels are -215.38% lower than the price target low of $1.30 for the same period.
Currently trading at $4.10, the stock is -3.79% and -9.55% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 2.15 million and changing -0.24% at the moment leaves the stock -16.63% off its SMA200. YPF registered -55.04% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -23.36%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $4.2161 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $4.5427.
The stock witnessed a 17.48% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -14.23%, and is -13.50% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 6.75% over the week and 7.29% over the month.
YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) has around 22032 employees, a market worth around $2.77B and $7.73B in sales. Fwd P/E is 39.81. Profit margin for the company is -18.10%. Distance from 52-week low is 82.22% and -55.96% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-3.80%).
YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) Analyst Forecasts
Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) is a “Underweight”. 12 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 3.60, where 3 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 0 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 8 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.
YPF Sociedad Anonima is expected to release its quarterly report on 05/11/2021 and quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at -$0.44 with sales reaching $2.4B over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -176.30% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -32.50% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -31.40% in year-over-year returns.
YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF): Who are the competitors?
The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (PBR) that is trading -35.24% down over the past 12 months. Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) is -2.32% down on the 1-year trading charts. Short interest in the company’s stock has risen 4.75% from the last report on Dec 30, 2020 to stand at a total of 4.61 million short shares sold with a short interest ratio of 1.76.