As Ypf Sociedad Anonima (YPF) Valuation Rose, Holder Knighthead Capital Management Decreased by $719,950 Its Holding; Hecla Mng Co (HL) Holder Merriman Wealth Management Has Lowered Its Stake as Market Valuation Declined

January 14, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Tom Wagner decreased its stake in Ypf Sociedad Anonima (YPF) by 1.5% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Knighthead Capital Management Llc sold 32,725 shares as the company’s stock rose 13.43% with the market. The hedge fund run by Tom Wagner held 2.15M shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $47.99M, down from 2.19M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Knighthead Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Ypf Sociedad Anonima for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $10.41 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.29% or $0.32 during the last trading session, reaching $25.05. About 1.93 million shares traded or 79.09% up from the average. YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) has risen 17.75% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.05% the S&P500.

Merriman Wealth Management Llc decreased its stake in Hecla Mng Co (HL) by 10.45% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Merriman Wealth Management Llc sold 90,651 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.64% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 776,754 shares of the mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals (no fuels) company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $3.90 million, down from 867,405 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Merriman Wealth Management Llc who had been investing in Hecla Mng Co for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.76B market cap company. The stock decreased 1.78% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $4.41. About 5.52M shares traded or 18.85% up from the average. Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) has risen 41.69% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.99% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.53, from 1.66 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 17 investors sold YPF shares while 36 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 45 raised stakes. 105.66 million shares or 2.82% less from 108.73 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Highland Capital Mgmt Lp accumulated 0.2% or 198,600 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Md reported 3.75 million shares. 20,467 are held by Citigroup. Tower Rech Limited Liability Co (Trc) holds 0% of its portfolio in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) for 800 shares. Van Eck has 2,292 shares. Discovery Mgmt Limited Com Ct reported 1.34% stake. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 15,648 shares. Parkwood Ltd Liability holds 0.12% or 37,400 shares. State Street reported 19,815 shares. Barclays Public Limited Co owns 45,393 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Credit Suisse Ag invested in 0% or 166,486 shares. Mason Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation owns 0.62% invested in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) for 877,000 shares. One Trading Lp holds 0.03% in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) or 136,161 shares. Avalon Limited Liability Corp owns 28,126 shares. Susquehanna Intll Group Llp has 0% invested in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF).

Among 9 analysts covering YPF SA (NYSE:YPF), 8 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. YPF SA had 11 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, December 7 by Raymond James. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of YPF in report on Wednesday, October 25 to “Overweight” rating. J.P. Morgan upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $29.0 target in Wednesday, October 25 report. As per Monday, October 9, the company rating was initiated by Citigroup. On Tuesday, January 26 the stock rating was upgraded by Tudor Pickering to “Buy”. The firm has “Sell” rating by Zacks given on Tuesday, August 11. Santander upgraded the shares of YPF in report on Monday, December 11 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Thursday, January 7 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) earned “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, November 3. Goldman Sachs upgraded the shares of YPF in report on Monday, November 23 to “Buy” rating.

Analysts await YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) to report earnings on April, 6. They expect $0.04 EPS, down 85.71% or $0.24 from last year’s $0.28 per share. YPF’s profit will be $16.63 million for 156.56 P/E if the $0.04 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.01 actual EPS reported by YPF Sociedad Anonima for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 300.00% EPS growth.

Among 15 analysts covering Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL), 10 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Hecla Mining Company had 51 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 5. On Friday, October 13 the stock rating was maintained by H.C. Wainwright with “Buy”. The stock of Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 13 by Deutsche Bank. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 21 by TH Capital. On Sunday, January 7 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, March 23 by Deutsche Bank. FBR Capital maintained Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) rating on Monday, May 9. FBR Capital has “Mkt Perform” rating and $4 target. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, May 30 with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Tuesday, November 14. The rating was initiated by Rodman & Renshaw with “Buy” on Tuesday, September 6.

Analysts await Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) to report earnings on February, 22. They expect $0.02 EPS, down 33.33% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.03 per share. HL’s profit will be $7.98M for 55.13 P/E if the $0.02 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.04 actual EPS reported by Hecla Mining Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -50.00% negative EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.31, from 1.34 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 23 investors sold HL shares while 53 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 222.00 million shares or 0.87% more from 220.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 6 were accumulated by Plante Moran Fincl Advsrs Ltd Liability Corp. Goldman Sachs Gp owns 1.61M shares. Asset Mngmt Incorporated invested in 14,435 shares. 12,500 are held by Marathon Capital. Glenmede Co Na owns 13,500 shares for 0% of their portfolio. West Coast Financial Ltd Liability Com reported 10,084 shares. Lpl Lc reported 98,541 shares. Moreover, Alps Advisors has 0.02% invested in Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL). Pnc Fin Svcs Gru has invested 0% in Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL). Brown Advisory Inc reported 0% stake. Guggenheim Ltd Liability Company reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL). Group Inc One Trading LP accumulated 216,938 shares. Paloma Partners, Connecticut-based fund reported 268,555 shares. Bank & Trust Of America De accumulated 580,871 shares. Legal General Group Public Limited invested in 153,359 shares.

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