One of the things the government didn't like was the fact that the company had established a policy of paying out a large portion of earnings as dividends.
Since the president took Repsol's stake in YPF; the dividend has been suspended.
The amount of capital the company will be needing to attempt to exploit their shale leases will probably preclude a dividend any time soon.
The potential price expansion of this stock (once the investment community see's some major oil company's forge agreements to assist with shale) could be huge.
Let's face it; people have short memories.
If you like the idea of searching through a mugging victims pockets for extra cash; buy this stock...