Could YPF SA (ADR) See a Reversal After Today’s Strong Options Activity?

 Could YPF SA (ADR) See a Reversal After Today's Strong Options Activity?

In today’s session YPF SA (ADR) (YPF) registered an unusually high (970) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the January, 2017 call, expecting serious YPF increase. With 970 contracts traded and 24104 open interest for the Jan, 17 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: YPF170120C00018000 closed last at: $1.15 or 20.7% down. About 160,113 shares traded hands. YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF) has risen 0.40% since March 30, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.62% 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 $149.12 million for 11.65 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 YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF) on Tuesday, August 11 to “Sell” rating. As per Thursday, January 7, the company rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, January 26 by Tudor Pickering. Goldman Sachs upgraded YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF) on Monday, November 23 to “Buy” rating.

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 2016 Q2. Its up 0.72, from 0.81 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, 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.
Wellington Mgmt Grp Ltd Liability Partnership last reported 503,795 shares in the company. Credit Suisse Ag has 0.01% invested in the company for 700,294 shares. 1St Glob Advisors owns 10,085 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Fmr Limited Liability Corp, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.90M shares. Franklin Resource Inc, a California-based fund reported 486,500 shares. Moreover, Avalon Advsr Ltd Com has 0.01% invested in YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF) for 15,549 shares. Lsv Asset Mngmt last reported 5,600 shares in the company. Kcg Hldgs has 91,212 shares for 0.04% of their US portfolio. Liberty Mutual Grp Asset Mgmt has 0.01% invested in the company for 16,943 shares. Goldman Sachs Group accumulated 0.07% or 11.19 million shares. Tru Department Mb Finance Bank N A last reported 165 shares in the company. Blackrock Invest Management Lc holds 117,000 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Price T Rowe Md last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Todd Asset Mgmt Lc has invested 0.38% of its portfolio in YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF). Wells Fargo And Mn has invested 0% of its portfolio in YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF).

YPF Sociedad Anonima is an energy company. The company has a market cap of $6.95 billion. The Firm is operating a fully integrated gas and oil chain. It has a 258.65 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 news for YPF SA (ADR) (NYSE:YPF) were recently published by: Marketwatch.com, which released: “/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime” on February 03, 2011. Businessfinancenews.com‘s article titled: “YPF SA (ADR) Not Overpaying For Petrobras Argentina’s Assets: CFO” and published on October 09, 2015 is yet another important article.

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