YPF (NYSE:YPF) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media headlines about YPF (NYSE:YPF) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. YPF earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 46.8282432549145 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on YPF shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $33.00 target price (up from $29.00) on shares of YPF in a research note on Tuesday. Credit Suisse Group lowered shares of YPF from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, January 29th. Santander raised shares of YPF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of YPF from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $28.80.

YPF (NYSE:YPF) traded up $0.56 during trading on Thursday, hitting $23.75. 1,047,758 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,247,016. YPF has a one year low of $18.41 and a one year high of $26.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 0.96 and a current ratio of 1.28. The firm has a market cap of $9,148.46, a P/E ratio of 74.22 and a beta of 1.96.

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About YPF

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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