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How to buy YPF Sociedad Anónima stock

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YPF Sociedad Anónima is an oil & gas integrated business based in the US. YPF Sociedad Anónima shares (YPF) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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YPF Sociedad Anónima share price

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YPF Sociedad Anónima shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-21.
52-week range$2.98 - $7.30
50-day moving average $4.16
200-day moving average $4.31
Wall St. target price$4.06
PE ratio 1.312
Dividend yield $0.089 (2.34%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.13

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Is it a good time to buy YPF Sociedad Anónima stock?

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Is YPF Sociedad Anónima under- or over-valued?

Valuing YPF Sociedad Anónima stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of YPF Sociedad Anónima's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

YPF Sociedad Anónima's P/E ratio

YPF Sociedad Anónima's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1x. In other words, YPF Sociedad Anónima shares trade at around 1x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

YPF Sociedad Anónima's EBITDA

YPF Sociedad Anónima's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $107.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a YPF Sociedad Anónima's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

YPF Sociedad Anónima financials

Revenue TTM $669.2 billion
Gross profit TTM $47.3 billion
Return on assets TTM -2.42%
Return on equity TTM -11.53%
Profit margin -10.41%
Book value $1,721.63
Market capitalisation $1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting YPF Sociedad Anónima shares

There are currently 5.5 million YPF Sociedad Anónima shares held short by investors – that's known as YPF Sociedad Anónima's "short interest". This figure is 30.8% up from 4.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting YPF Sociedad Anónima shares can be evaluated.

YPF Sociedad Anónima's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

YPF Sociedad Anónima's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of YPF Sociedad Anónima shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of YPF Sociedad Anónima shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). YPF Sociedad Anónima's SIR currently stands at 3.48. In other words for every 100,000 YPF Sociedad Anónima shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3480 shares are currently held short.

However YPF Sociedad Anónima's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of YPF Sociedad Anónima shares, or, against the total number of tradable YPF Sociedad Anónima shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case YPF Sociedad Anónima's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 YPF Sociedad Anónima shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable YPF Sociedad Anónima shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against YPF Sociedad Anónima.

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YPF Sociedad Anónima share dividends

We're not expecting YPF Sociedad Anónima to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

YPF Sociedad Anónima share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, YPF Sociedad Anónima's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.98 up to $7.3. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

YPF.US volatility(beta: 2.14)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while YPF Sociedad Anónima's is 2.137. This would suggest that YPF Sociedad Anónima's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

YPF Sociedad Anónima overview

YPF Sociedad Anónima, an energy company, operates in the oil and gas upstream and downstream activities in Argentina. The company engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It is also involved in the refining, marketing, transportation, and distribution of oil, petroleum products, petroleum derivatives, petrochemicals, LPG, and bio-fuels, as well as in gas separation and natural gas distribution operations. As of December 31, 2019, it had interests in 127 oil and gas fields; 673 million barrels (mmbbl) of oil; and approximately 2,481 billion cubic feet of gas. It also had a retail distribution network of 1,620 YPF-branded service stations; 24 exploration permits, including 20 onshore and 4 offshore exploration permits, as well as 103 production concessions; and 35 crude oil treatment plants and 12 pumping plants. In addition, the company owns three refineries with annual refining capacity of approximately 116 mmbbl; approximately 2,800 kilometers of crude oil pipelines with approximately 640,000 barrels of aggregate daily transportation capacity of refined products; and crude oil tankage of approximately 7 mmbbl, as well as maintains terminal facilities at five Argentine ports. Further, it participates in sixteen power generation plants with an aggregate installed capacity of 2,614 megawatts; offers diesel, fertilizers, lubricants, phytosanitary products, ensiling bags, and other products; and supplies fuels, coal, asphalts, and paraffin and derivatives.

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