Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact YPF (NYSE:YPF) Share Price
Press coverage about YPF (NYSE:YPF) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. YPF earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the oil and gas exploration company an impact score of 45.9776202954869 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Reuters: Oil majors eye Argentina in test of free-market reforms – Seeking Alpha (seekingalpha.com)
- Oil majors’ interest in Argentina tests free-market reforms – KFGO (kfgo.com)
- Oil majors’ interest in Argentina tests free-market reforms – Reuters – Reuters (reuters.com)
- YPF to Boost Production in Vaca Muerta in 2018, Costs Fall (finance.yahoo.com)
- YPF’s $31 Million Acquisition of La Plata power plant – Global Legal Chronicle (press release) (globallegalchronicle.com)
Several analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Credit Suisse Group downgraded YPF from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, January 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of YPF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday, February 23rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $33.00 target price (up from $29.00) on shares of YPF in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Finally, Santander upgraded YPF from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, December 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $28.80.
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YPF Company Profile
YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) is an energy company. The Company is operating a fully integrated oil and gas chain. The Company operates through the segments, 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 to a lesser extent crude oil, to third parties and intersegment sales of crude oil, natural gas and its byproducts.
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