YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) Increases Dividend to $0.14 Per Share

YPF SA (NYSE:YPF) declared an annual dividend on Friday, June 28th, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, July 10th will be given a dividend of 0.138 per share by the oil and gas exploration company on Wednesday, July 10th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.75%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, July 9th. This is an increase from YPF’s previous annual dividend of $0.08.

YPF has increased its dividend by an average of 11.2% annually over the last three years and has raised its dividend annually for the last 3 consecutive years. YPF has a dividend payout ratio of 15.6% indicating that its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities research analysts expect YPF to earn $1.43 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $0.28 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 19.6%.

NYSE YPF opened at $18.44 on Friday. YPF has a twelve month low of $11.98 and a twelve month high of $18.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79, a quick ratio of 0.82 and a current ratio of 1.13. The stock has a market cap of $7.25 billion, a PE ratio of 5.57 and a beta of 1.15. The business’s 50 day moving average price is $16.96.

YPF (NYSE:YPF) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 9th. The oil and gas exploration company reported ($0.54) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.53 by ($1.07). YPF had a return on equity of 6.75% and a net margin of 4.70%. The firm had revenue of $3.37 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.61 billion. On average, equities research analysts expect that YPF will post 1.16 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

YPF has been the topic of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine cut shares of Zumiez from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Zurich Insurance Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, May 18th.

About YPF

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.

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