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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for YPF S.A. (NYSE:YPF)?

The company in question is, YPF S.A. (NYSE:YPF) currently with a stock price of 18.9 (-0.58% today). The market cap for YPF S.A. is 7453.25, and is in the sector Basic Materials, and Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry. The target price for YPF S.A. is 26.09. Currently YPF S.A. is trading with a P/E of 279.56, and a forward P/E of 10.31. Average volume for YPF S.A. is 830.19 and so far today it is 182814.

Performance in the last year for YPF S.A. has been 5.96%. For EPS growth, YPF S.A. has seen a growth of -49.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 120.84%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -0.40% over the last five years and could be -2.30% for the next five years. YPF S.A. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -29.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -116.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is 5.42%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.70%.

Since the IPO date for YPF S.A. on the 6/29/1993, YPF S.A. has seen performance year to date to be 20.93%. With YPF S.A. trading at 18.9, the dividend yield is 0.79%, and the EPS is 0.07.

So could YPF S.A., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 279.56. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 0.62 and the P/B is at 0.81. The P/cash is 7.06, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

YPF S.A. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.1, and the quick ratio is 0.8. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.75, and total debt/equity at 1.

In terms of margins, YPF S.A. has a gross margin of 19.10%, an operating margin of 7.40% and a profit margin of 0.20%.Payout ratio for YPF S.A. is 123.50%. Return on assets come to 0.10% with return on investment coming to -3.60%.

Insider ownership for YPF S.A., is at 99.50% and institutional ownership comes to 28.20%. Outstanding shares are at 392.07. While shares float is 193. The float short is currently 0.23%, and short ratio is 0.55.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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