YPF ADR (NYSE: YPF) stock jumped 5.09% on Friday to $10.73 against a previous-day closing price of $10.21. With 2.2 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 1.84 million shares. During the session, the Oil & Gas Integrated company that operates in wider Energy sector, reached to the highest price of $10.94 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $10.26. The 52-week range on YPF shows that it touched its highest point at $16.19 and its lowest point at $6.79 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $14.18. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.62.
Price Performance and Earnings:
Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of YPF was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 3.97%, but this was down by -14.91% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -25.49% while six-month performance fell -0.74%. The stock gained 40.45% in the past year, while it has gained 16.76% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for YPF yields 4.57 with Next year EPS estimates of 2.93. For the next quarter, that number is 0.87. This implies an EPS growth rate of -46.92% for this year and -2.61% for next year.
Float and Shares Shorts:
At present, 393.26 million YPF shares are outstanding with a float of 393.19 million shares on hand for trading. On Oct 30, 2023, short shares totaled 2.16 million, which was 0.55% higher than short shares on Sep 28, 2023. In addition to Mr. Pablo Anibal Iuliano as the firm’s CEO & Director, Mr. Alejandro Daniel Lew serves as its Chief Financial Officer.
Through their ownership of 50.11% of YPF’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company. Other institutions hold 9.64% of YPF, in contrast to 0.92% held by mutual funds. As the largest shareholder in YPF with 3.01% of the stake, Helikon Investments Ltd. holds 11,823,432 shares worth 11,823,432. A second-largest stockholder of YPF, Citigroup Global Markets, Inc., holds 3,237,730 shares, controlling over 0.82% of the firm’s shares. TT International Asset Management is the third largest shareholder in YPF, holding 3,129,074 shares or 0.80% stake. With a 0.14% stake in YPF, the Lumyna – MW TOPS UCITS Fund is the largest stakeholder. A total of 558,968 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Andra AP Fonden, which owns about 0.10% of YPF stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 410,900 shares valued at 4.08 million. ICON Natural Resources and Infras holds 0.09% of the stake in YPF, owning 350,000 shares worth 3.48 million.
Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for YPF since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With YPF analysts setting a high price target of $30.00 and a low target of $8.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $14.18. Based on these targets, YPF could surge 179.59% to reach the target high and fall by -25.44% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 32.15% from current levels.