What’s Next for YPF SA (ADR) After Today’s Bearish Options Activity?

 What's Next for YPF SA (ADR) After Today's Bearish Options Activity?

In today’s session YPF SA (ADR) (YPF) recorded an unusually high (210) contracts volume of put trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the October, 2016 put, expecting serious YPF decrease. With 210 contracts traded and 8754 open interest for the Oct, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bearish bet. The option with symbol: YPF161021P00018000 closed last at: $0.4 or 20% down. About 896,699 shares traded hands or 26.98% up from the average. YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF) has risen 2.54% since March 2, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.72% the S&P500.

Analysts await YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF) to report earnings on November, 3. They expect $0.38 earnings per share, down 25.49% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.51 per share. YPF’s profit will be $152.12 million for 12.84 P/E if the $0.38 EPS becomes a reality. After $-0.13 actual earnings per share reported by YPF SA (ADR) for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -392.31% EPS growth.

YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF) Ratings Coverage

Out of 3 analysts covering YPF SA (NYSE:YPF), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 0 “Hold”. This means 67% are positive. YPF SA has been the topic of 4 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Zacks upgraded the shares of YPF in a report on Tuesday, August 11 to “Sell” rating. On Monday, November 23 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy”. The stock of YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF) earned “Sell” rating by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, January 7. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 26 by Tudor Pickering.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “YPF Sociedad Anonima is an international energy company, based on the integrated business of hydrocarbons, focalized in Latin America, with high standards of efficiency, profitability and responsibility. They have a dominant position in Argentina’s exploration, production, refining and marketing sectors, as well as a growing presence in petrochemicals.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 1.53 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.72, from 0.81 in 2016Q1. The ratio increased, as 18 funds sold all YPF SA (ADR) shares owned while 33 reduced positions. 28 funds bought stakes while 50 increased positions. They now own 96.44 million shares or 0.44% more from 96.01 million shares in 2016Q1.
Utd Automobile Association holds 576,194 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Invesco holds 0% or 256,575 shares in its portfolio. Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Limited Co accumulated 0% or 300 shares. Knighthead Capital Mgmt Limited has 34.99% invested in the company for 3.23M shares. Springbok Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Co has 1,600 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Cqs Cayman Limited Partnership has 0.05% invested in YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF) for 30,000 shares. Kanaly Tru holds 0% of its portfolio in YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF) for 927 shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp, a New York-based fund reported 397,351 shares. Int Sarl has invested 1.46% of its portfolio in YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF). Fmr Limited Com, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.90M shares. Discovery Capital Limited Co Ct accumulated 3.39% or 7.68 million shares. Liberty Mutual Group Incorporated Asset Management holds 0.01% or 16,943 shares in its portfolio. Price T Rowe Assocs Md has 1.14M shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Parkside Fin Savings Bank owns 393 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Centerbridge Prtnrs Limited Partnership holds 0.6% or 646,835 shares in its portfolio.

YPF Sociedad Anonima is an energy company. The company has a market cap of $7.81 billion. The Firm is operating a fully integrated gas and oil chain. It has a 285.11 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through the divisions, including Exploration and Production, Downstream, and Corporate and Other.

YPF Company Profile

YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF), incorporated on June 02, 1977, is an energy company. The Firm is operating a fully integrated gas and oil chain. The Firm operates through the divisions, 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 crude oil, to third parties and intersegment sales of crude oil, natural gas and its byproducts. The Company’s Downstream segment is engaged in the refining, transport, purchase of natural gas and crude oil from third parties and intersegment sales, and marketing of crude oil, natural gas, refined products, petrochemicals, electric power generation and natural gas distribution. The Company’s Corporate and Other segment carries out other activities.

More notable recent YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF) news were published by: Marketwatch.com which released: “/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime” on February 03, 2011, also Quotes.Wsj.com with their article: “DOW JONES, A NEWS CORP COMPANY” published on February 11, 2011, Businessfinancenews.com published: “YPF SA (ADR) Not Overpaying For Petrobras Argentina’s Assets: CFO” on October 09, 2015. More interesting news about YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF) were released by: Bidnessetc.com and their article: “YPF SA (ADR) (YPF) Bets On Investor Confidence; Increases Bond Issue To $1.5 …” published on April 24, 2015 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “How YPF SA’s New Bond Issue Can Make You Profit” with publication date: April 08, 2014.

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