As Ypf Sociedad Anonima (YPF) Market Valuation Declined, Shareholder Knighthead Capital Management Has Cut Its Stake; Asset Advisors Raised Its Verizon Comms (VZ) Stake by $938,600

May 18, 2018 - By Jonathan Benavides

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Tom Wagner decreased its stake in Ypf Sociedad Anonima (YPF) by 11.76% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Knighthead Capital Management Llc sold 253,386 shares as the company’s stock declined 2.54% with the market. The hedge fund run by Tom Wagner held 1.90 million shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $43.54 million, down from 2.15M 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 $8.65B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $20.06. About 164,386 shares traded. YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) has declined 8.58% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.13% the S&P500.

Asset Advisors Corp increased its stake in Verizon Comms (VZ) by 672.25% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Asset Advisors Corp bought 18,050 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.05% with the market. The institutional investor held 20,735 shares of the telecommunications equipment company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.10 million, up from 2,685 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Asset Advisors Corp who had been investing in Verizon Comms for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $197.22 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.25% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $47.73. About 2.08M shares traded. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has declined 3.72% since May 18, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.27% the S&P500.

More news for YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) were recently published by: Globenewswire.com, which released: “YPF SA reports” on April 24, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “YPF Sociedad Anonima’s (YPF) Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” and published on May 09, 2018 is yet another important article.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.45 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.32, from 1.13 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 18 investors sold YPF shares while 29 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 42 raised stakes. 96.02 million shares or 9.12% less from 105.66 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Natixis holds 9,365 shares. Boothbay Fund Mgmt Ltd owns 13,547 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Victory Mngmt Inc holds 3,421 shares. Quantitative Invest Management Limited Liability has 0.07% invested in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF). Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi has invested 0.08% in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF). Moreover, Brandes Prtn LP has 2.7% invested in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF). The California-based Rbf Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.03% in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF). Wells Fargo And Mn holds 350,265 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Blackrock Inc accumulated 1.83M shares. Eaton Vance Mgmt holds 56,024 shares. Avalon Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% or 30,622 shares. Amundi Pioneer Asset Mngmt Incorporated holds 176,593 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Fil holds 0.01% or 80,114 shares. 652,647 are held by Deutsche Financial Bank Ag. Glendon Capital Ltd Partnership reported 52,250 shares stake.

Among 9 analysts covering YPF SA (NYSE:YPF), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. YPF SA had 14 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, January 7 the stock rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Sell”. On Wednesday, October 25 the stock rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight”. The company was initiated on Monday, October 9 by Citigroup. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 25 by J.P. Morgan. The rating was upgraded by Tudor Pickering on Tuesday, January 26 to “Buy”. The rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse on Monday, January 29 to “Hold”. The stock of YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 11 by Santander. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, February 20 by JP Morgan. Raymond James upgraded YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) on Monday, April 23 to “Strong Buy” rating. Raymond James initiated the stock with “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, December 7 report.

More notable recent Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: “Verizon to repurchase debt securities” on May 11, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Why Verizon’s Earnings May Be Under a Cloud” published on April 23, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Verizon Might Start Heading Higher” on April 24, 2018. More interesting news about Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) were released by: Globenewswire.com and their article: “NOTICE TO DISREGARD — Verizon Communications” published on May 12, 2018 as well as Globenewswire.com‘s news article titled: “Verizon begins 2018 with strong momentum” with publication date: April 24, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.02 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.14, from 0.88 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 57 investors sold VZ shares while 662 reduced holdings. 141 funds opened positions while 592 raised stakes. 2.54 billion shares or 0.48% more from 2.53 billion shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Peoples Finance Services Corporation owns 61,538 shares for 1.78% of their portfolio. Legacy Prtnrs reported 2.21% stake. Kames Cap Plc reported 72,300 shares. Tennessee-based Patten Grp Incorporated Inc has invested 0.32% in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Motco invested in 86,097 shares. Mckinley Cap Limited Co Delaware holds 0.05% or 17,044 shares. 3.05M are held by Korea. Honeywell Intll accumulated 525,300 shares. Cambridge Investment Research owns 597,630 shares for 0.37% of their portfolio. Thompson Inv Mngmt Inc has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas reported 0.76% of its portfolio in Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ). Federated Investors Inc Pa reported 21.75 million shares stake. Smithfield Commerce invested in 35,353 shares or 0.23% of the stock. Fukoku Mutual Life Ins reported 196,930 shares. 4.59 million were reported by Chevy Chase.

Among 31 analysts covering Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 48% are positive. Verizon Communications Inc. had 84 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Argus Research with “Buy” on Wednesday, October 21. As per Tuesday, August 11, the company rating was downgraded by Vetr. The stock of Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) earned “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Monday, April 24. The company was maintained on Friday, July 7 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Friday, August 14 by Zacks. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of VZ in report on Friday, May 26 with “Hold” rating. As per Wednesday, February 28, the company rating was upgraded by Moffett Nathanson. As per Wednesday, January 25, the company rating was downgraded by Raymond James. Hilliard Lyons downgraded the shares of VZ in report on Wednesday, July 27 to “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Tuesday, January 23 with “Hold”.

Since February 13, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $444,552 activity.

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