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.

Institutional Ownership:

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.

Analysts Ratings:

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.

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