YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF): A Technical View

At the last check on Thursday, YPF Sociedad Anonima’s (NYSE:YPF) stock was down -$0.19, moving down -5.48 percent to $3.28. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,160,955 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$0.44 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,114,494, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,869,911.

Since last month, YPF stock retreated -20.05%. Shares of the company fell to $3.31 on 06/23/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $5.86 was reached on 04/05/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $3.32. Since the beginning of this year, YPF’s stock price has dropped by -9.16% or -$0.51, and marked a new high 13 times. However, the stock has declined by -44.03% since its 52-week high.

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Valuation Metrics

Right now, YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) has a P/E ratio of about 5.80. The stock’s beta is 1.75. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.24, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.18, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 1.88 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.1380 per share was paid out, which is 72.5% more than last year’s $0.08.

Financial Health

In the three months ended December 30, YPF Sociedad Anonima’s quick ratio stood at 0.90, while its current ratio was 1.30, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending December 30 was 0.82, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.91. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 20.50% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 6.40%. Based on annual data, YPF earned $2.55 billion in gross profit and brought in $13.35 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was -0.40%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 3.50%.

In YPF Sociedad Anonima’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, it reported total debt of $25.27 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. YPF’s revenue rose 47.36% during the quarter, while net income inched up to $33.19 billion. While analysts expected YPF Sociedad Anonima to report $0.31 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.81 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 161.30%. During the quarter, the company generated $1.03 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of YPF Sociedad Anonima were 15.01 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended December 30, and its total debt was $812.84 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at YPF Sociedad Anonima’s (YPF) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 40.21%, the RSI 9-day stood at 21.01% on 22 June.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current YPF Sociedad Anonima price is down by -11.73% percent or -$0.44. At present, YPF shares trade -25.28% below its 20-day simple moving average and -22.12% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -34.19% below its SMA50 and -37.78% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 9.73% and Stochastic coefficient D was 10.85%, while ATR was 0.21. Given the Stochastic reading of 0.29% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 26.57%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -0.19, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.44.

Analyst Ratings

YPF Sociedad Anonima downgraded its rating on YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE: YPF) to an Underperform in a note to investors on January 14, 2021. The analysts firm previously had a Neutral rating on the stock.YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) has been rated Underweight by analysts. According to 7 brokerage firms, YPF is a sell, and 3 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate YPF Sociedad Anonima stock as buy, with 1 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $4.70, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $3.00 – $22.39. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) will achieve an average price target of $6.73.


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