NYSE:EC - Ecopetrol Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $21.10 +0.33 (+1.59 %) (As of 08/21/2018 03:43 PM ET)Previous Close$20.87Today's Range$20.82 - $21.2652-Week Range$9.00 - $23.34Volume81,332 shsAverage Volume898,222 shsMarket Capitalization$42.12 billionP/E Ratio19.12Dividend Yield2.99%Beta1.25 Company ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividend HistoryEarnings HistoryFinancialsHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Ecopetrol S.A. operates as an integrated oil and gas company. It operates through three segments: Exploration and Production; Refining, Petrochemical, and Biofuels; and Transport and Logistics. The company produces crude oil and gas; and engages in the extraction, collection, treatment, storage and pumping or compression of hydrocarbons. It also transports and distributes hydrocarbons, derivatives, and products. The company has 8,500 kilometers of transportation pipeline systems. In addition, it commercializes crude oils and by-products, including fuel oil, virgin naphtha, cracked naphtha, aviation gasoline, and others; produces and markets polypropylene resin, compounds, and masterbatches; provides financing services; and offers refined and petrochemical products, as well as industrial service sales to customers. The company was formerly known as Empresa Colombiana de Petróleos and changed its name to Ecopetrol S.A. in June 2003. Ecopetrol S.A. was founded in 1948 and is based in Bogotá, Colombia. Receive EC News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for EC and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Crude petroleum & natural gas Sub-IndustryN/A SectorOils/Energy SymbolNYSE:EC CUSIPN/A Webwww.ecopetrol.com.co Phone571-234-4000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.68 Current Ratio1.45 Quick Ratio1.15 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio19.12 Forward P/E Ratio10.19 P/E Growth0.68 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$18.77 billion Price / Sales2.31 Cash Flow$7.3519 per share Price / Cash2.87 Book Value$35.18 per share Price / Book0.60 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.09 Net Income$10.77 billion Net Margins17.65% Return on Equity12.58% Return on Assets5.18% Miscellaneous Employees10,920 Outstanding Shares2,055,830,000Market Cap$42.12 billion Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) Frequently Asked Questions What is Ecopetrol's stock symbol? Ecopetrol trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "EC." How often does Ecopetrol pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ecopetrol? Ecopetrol announced a special dividend on Wednesday, March 28th. Investors of record on Wednesday, April 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.6374 per share on Friday, April 27th. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 17th. This is a boost from Ecopetrol's previous special dividend of $0.16. View Ecopetrol's Dividend History. How were Ecopetrol's earnings last quarter? Ecopetrol SA (NYSE:EC) announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, March, 2nd. The oil and gas company reported ($0.12) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.33. The oil and gas company earned $5.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $6.65 billion. Ecopetrol had a return on equity of 12.58% and a net margin of 17.65%. View Ecopetrol's Earnings History. What price target have analysts set for EC? 6 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Ecopetrol's shares. Their forecasts range from $12.00 to $12.00. On average, they anticipate Ecopetrol's stock price to reach $12.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 43.2%. View Analyst Price Targets for Ecopetrol. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ecopetrol? 6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ecopetrol in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings and 2 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Sell." View Analyst Ratings for Ecopetrol. Who are some of Ecopetrol's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Ecopetrol include Total (TOT), PetroChina (PTR), PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR (PBR), CNOOC (CEO), EOG Resources (EOG), ENI (E), PETROLEO BRASIL/S (PBR.A), Occidental Petroleum (OXY), Canadian Natural Resource (CNQ), The Hong Kong and China Gas (HOKCY), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD), Concho Resources (CXO), WOODSIDE Pet Lt/ADR (WOPEY) and Continental Resources (CLR). Who are Ecopetrol's key executives? Ecopetrol's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Felipe Bayón Pardo, Pres (Age 52)Ms. Maria Fernanda Suárez Londono, CFO & Strategy VP (Age 43)Maria Catalina Escobar Hoyos, Head of Corp. Fin. & Investor Relations & Head of Capital MarketsMr. Nestor Fernando Saavedra, VP of Innovation & Technology (Age 55)Ms. María Juliana Alban, Compliance Vice-Pres & Compliance Officer (Age 43) Has Ecopetrol been receiving favorable news coverage? Press coverage about EC stock has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ecopetrol earned a coverage optimism score of 0.14 on Accern's scale. They also assigned headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 47.31 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for Ecopetrol. Who are Ecopetrol's major shareholders? Ecopetrol's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Acadian Asset Management LLC (0.48%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.35%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.09%), Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. (0.07%), Legal & General Group Plc (0.06%) and BlackRock Inc. (0.06%). Which institutional investors are selling Ecopetrol stock? EC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., DnB Asset Management AS, BlackRock Inc., AMP Capital Investors Ltd, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., Sei Investments Co., Legal & General Group Plc and Employees Retirement System of Texas. Which institutional investors are buying Ecopetrol stock? EC stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Acadian Asset Management LLC, Fisher Asset Management LLC, Deprince Race & Zollo Inc., Navellier & Associates Inc, OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp, Todd Asset Management LLC, State of Wisconsin Investment Board and Bailard Inc.. How do I buy shares of Ecopetrol? Shares of EC can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Ecopetrol's stock price today? One share of EC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $21.11. How big of a company is Ecopetrol? Ecopetrol has a market capitalization of $42.12 billion and generates $18.77 billion in revenue each year. The oil and gas company earns $10.77 billion in net income (profit) each year or $1.09 on an earnings per share basis. Ecopetrol employs 10,920 workers across the globe. How can I contact Ecopetrol? Ecopetrol's mailing address is CARRERA 13 NO. 36 - 24, BOGOTA F8, . The oil and gas company can be reached via phone at 571-234-4000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Ecopetrol (NYSE EC)Community Ranking: 1.7 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 176 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 327 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 503MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ecopetrol and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe EC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe EC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 8/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the NASDAQ?