Market Analysts see YPF Sociedad Anonima [YPF] gaining to $3. Time to buy?


YPF Sociedad Anonima [NYSE: YPF] traded at a high on 12/01/21, posting a 2.51 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $3.67. The company report on May 12, 2021 that YPF SA to Host Earnings Call.

YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) will be discussing their earnings results in their 2021 First Quarter Earnings call to be held on May 12, 2021 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time.

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The results of the trading session contributed to over 7554813 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of YPF Sociedad Anonima stands at 6.83% while the volatility over the past one month is 5.81%.

The market cap for YPF stock reached $3.30 billion, with 392.72 million shares outstanding and 193.35 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.69M shares, YPF reached a trading volume of 7554813 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about YPF Sociedad Anonima [YPF]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for YPF shares is $4.51 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on YPF stock is a recommendation set at 3.60. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Credit Suisse have made an estimate for YPF Sociedad Anonima shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underperform, with their previous recommendation back on January 14, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, UBS dropped their target price from $6 to $4. The new note on the price target was released on December 03, 2020, representing the official price target for YPF Sociedad Anonima stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for YPF Sociedad Anonima is set at 0.23, with the Price to Sales ratio for YPF stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.30. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.19, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.13. Price to Free Cash Flow for YPF in the course of the last twelve months was 1.96 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.80.

How has YPF stock performed recently?

YPF Sociedad Anonima [YPF] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.91. With this latest performance, YPF shares dropped by -15.63% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -28.74% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -30.36% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for YPF stock in for the last two-week period is set at 38.46, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 39.67, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 38.95 for YPF Sociedad Anonima [YPF]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 4.35, while it was recorded at 3.54 for the last single week of trading, and 4.48 for the last 200 days.

YPF Sociedad Anonima [YPF]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and YPF Sociedad Anonima [YPF] shares currently have an operating margin of -6.69 and a Gross Margin at +7.57. YPF Sociedad Anonima’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -10.56.

Return on Total Capital for YPF is now -3.47, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -6.24. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -11.42, with Return on Assets sitting at -3.98. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, YPF Sociedad Anonima [YPF] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 106.99. Additionally, YPF Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 51.69, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 37.68. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 81.47, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 39.36.

Receivables Turnover for the company is 4.84 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.38.YPF Sociedad Anonima’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.80 and a Current Ratio set at 1.20.

Earnings analysis for YPF Sociedad Anonima [YPF]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, YPF Sociedad Anonima posted -1.18/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.8/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -47.50%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for YPF. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for YPF Sociedad Anonima go to -6.39%.

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Insider trade positions for YPF Sociedad Anonima [YPF]

There are presently around $197 million, or 14.30% of YPF stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of YPF stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 11,795,448, which is approximately 1.275% of the company’s market cap and around 99.50% of the total institutional ownership; BRANDES INVESTMENT PARTNERS, LP, holding 7,417,893 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $27.22 million in YPF stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $15.23 million in YPF stock with ownership of nearly -5.104% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in YPF Sociedad Anonima stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of November and at the time of the November reporting period, where 52 institutional holders increased their position in YPF Sociedad Anonima [NYSE:YPF] by around 4,871,968 shares. Additionally, 48 investors decreased positions by around 5,371,355 shares, while 24 investors held positions by with 43,343,749 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 53,587,072 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. YPF stock had 14 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,257,349 shares, while 13 institutional investors sold positions of 1,541,677 shares during the same period.