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Baird Reiterates Badger Meter (BMI) As Neutral; Has TP Of $48; Shorts at Ypf Sociedad Anonima (YPF) Raised By 8.31%

Among 7 analysts covering Badger Meter (NYSE:BMI), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 14% are positive. Badger Meter has $63 highest and $3700 lowest target. $48.75’s average target is 3.39% above currents $47.15 stock price. Badger Meter had 21 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $49.0 target in Tuesday, February 6 report. Robert W. Baird upgraded Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) rating on Wednesday, February 3. Robert W. Baird has “Outperform” rating and $63 target. Robert W. Baird maintained Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) rating on Tuesday, February 6. Robert W. Baird has “Hold” rating and $48.0 target. Ladenburg Thalmann downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Friday, March 18 report. The stock of Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, October 7 by Gabelli. The stock of Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, July 21 by Robert W. Baird. Canaccord Genuity maintained Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) on Thursday, February 1 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 13 by Canaccord Genuity. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Neutral” on Wednesday, April 20. The firm has “Hold” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Monday, October 16.

Ypf Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) had an increase of 8.31% in short interest. YPF’s SI was 4.33M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 8.31% from 4.00M shares previously. With 605,900 avg volume, 7 days are for Ypf Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF)’s short sellers to cover YPF’s short positions. The SI to Ypf Sociedad Anonima’s float is 2.31%. The stock decreased 3.83% or $0.88 during the last trading session, reaching $22.07. About 1.02 million shares traded. YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) has risen 17.75% since February 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.05% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering YPF SA (NYSE:YPF), 7 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 78% are positive. YPF SA had 12 analyst reports since August 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 11 by Santander. As per Thursday, January 7, the company rating was downgraded by Deutsche Bank. JP Morgan downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, November 3 report. Zacks upgraded the shares of YPF in report on Tuesday, August 11 to “Sell” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, November 23 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) earned “Buy” rating by J.P. Morgan on Wednesday, October 25. The company was downgraded on Monday, January 29 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, October 9. Tudor Pickering upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 26 report. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James given on Wednesday, December 7.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.53, from 1.66 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 17 investors sold YPF Sociedad Anonima 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. Northern Tru reported 0% of its portfolio in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF). Royal Fincl Bank Of Canada invested 0% of its portfolio in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF). Wells Fargo Com Mn owns 347,279 shares. Electron Cap Ptnrs Lc holds 698,075 shares or 2.89% of its portfolio. Finepoint L P, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 3.74M shares. 880,385 were reported by Redwood Cap Mgmt Ltd. Point72 Asset Mgmt L P has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF). The New York-based Tower Limited Liability (Trc) has invested 0% in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF). 191,473 were reported by Hsbc Holding Public Ltd Company. Tiaa Cref Invest Mngmt Limited Liability Corp holds 0% of its portfolio in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) for 247,710 shares. Gam Ag reported 52,000 shares. Cap Rech Global Investors holds 0% or 697,404 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Voloridge Investment Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.04% invested in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF) for 72,670 shares. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership holds 202,087 shares. Utd Automobile Association stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in YPF Sociedad Anonima (NYSE:YPF).

YPF Sociedad Anonima, an energy company, operates in the gas and oil upstream and downstream activities in Argentina. The company has market cap of $9.42 billion. It engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and liquefied petroleum gas . It has a 82.97 P/E ratio. The firm 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.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.59, from 1.64 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 11 investors sold Badger Meter, Inc. shares while 49 reduced holdings. 19 funds opened positions while 44 raised stakes. 23.62 million shares or 1.65% less from 24.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Public Sector Pension Invest Board has 0% invested in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) for 18,461 shares. Blair William & Il has invested 0% in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). Wells Fargo And Communication Mn accumulated 0.01% or 593,682 shares. Great West Life Assurance Can invested in 40,304 shares or 0% of the stock. Natl Bank Of America Corporation De owns 80,170 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Gemmer Asset Management reported 0% in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). Ameriprise Fin owns 160,105 shares. Deutsche Bankshares Ag invested 0% in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). Mariner Wealth Advsr Lc holds 0.07% or 32,960 shares in its portfolio. The New York-based Global X Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.02% in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). Legal General Gru Public Limited Company has invested 0% in Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI). Louisiana State Employees Retirement System holds 11,800 shares. 15,320 are held by Gotham Asset Mgmt Lc. Swiss National Bank stated it has 47,900 shares. D E Shaw And Company has 12,866 shares for 0% of their portfolio.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 insider sales for $1.11 million activity. SMILEY BEVERLY L P sold $341,690 worth of Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) on Tuesday, September 12. The insider POLICANO ANDREW J sold $365,125.

The stock decreased 1.57% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $47.15. About 111,521 shares traded. Badger Meter, Inc. (NYSE:BMI) has risen 7.67% since February 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.03% the S&P500.

Badger Meter, Inc. provides flow measurement, control, and communication solutions worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.37 billion. It offers mechanical and electronic water meters, and related technologies and services to municipal water utilities; and meters and valves to measure and control materials flowing through a pipe or pipeline, including water, air, steam, oil, and other liquids and gases, as well as for use in water/wastewater, heating, ventilating and air conditioning, gas and oil, chemical and petrochemical, test and measurement, automotive aftermarket, and the concrete construction process industries. It has a 41 P/E ratio. The firm provides flow instrumentation technologies to original equipment manufacturers as the primary flow measurement device within a product or system; ORION Migratable for mobile meter reading; ORION Fixed Network for traditional fixed network applications; and ORION Cellular for infrastructure-free meter reading.

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