NYSE:EC - Ecopetrol Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $17.48 -0.55 (-3.05 %) (As of 12/18/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$18.03Today's Range$17.48 - $17.9652-Week Range$13.06 - $27.96Volume1.56 million shsAverage Volume1.40 million shsMarket Capitalization$37.75 billionP/E Ratio16.04Dividend Yield3.33%Beta1.38 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions 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 Current SymbolNYSE:EC Previous Symbol CUSIPN/A Webwww.ecopetrol.com.co Phone571-234-4000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.58 Current Ratio1.33 Quick Ratio1.09 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio16.04 Forward P/E Ratio8.32 P/E Growth0.53 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$18.77 billion Price / Sales1.91 Cash Flow$6.8016 per share Price / Cash Flow2.57 Book Value$35.18 per share Price / Book0.50 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.09 Net Income$10.77 billion Net Margins19.13% Return on Equity13.27% Return on Assets5.52% Miscellaneous Employees11,682 Outstanding Shares2,055,830,000Market Cap$37.75 billion OptionableOptionable 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 of this dividend 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) released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November, 6th. The oil and gas company reported $0.46 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.06. The oil and gas company earned $6.04 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $5.89 billion. Ecopetrol had a return on equity of 13.27% and a net margin of 19.13%. View Ecopetrol's Earnings History. When is Ecopetrol's next earnings date? Ecopetrol is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 28th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ecopetrol. What price target have analysts set for EC? 6 brokers have issued 12 month price targets for Ecopetrol's stock. Their predictions range from $12.00 to $21.00. On average, they expect Ecopetrol's share price to reach $16.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.6%. 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 2 sell ratings and 4 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Ecopetrol. Has Ecopetrol been receiving favorable news coverage? News articles about EC stock have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Ecopetrol earned a daily sentiment score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media headlines about the oil and gas company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Ecopetrol's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Ecopetrol include Total (TOT), PetroChina (PTR), PETROLEO BRASIL/ADR (PBR), PETROLEO BRASIL/S (PBR.A), CNOOC (CEO), EOG Resources (EOG), ENI (E), Occidental Petroleum (OXY), The Hong Kong and China Gas (HOKCY), Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD), Concho Resources (CXO), WOODSIDE PET LT/ADR (WOPEY) and Sasol (SSL). Who are Ecopetrol's key executives? Ecopetrol's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Felipe Bayón Pardo, Chief Exec. Officer (Age 52)Mr. Jaime Caballero Uribe, Corp. VP of Fin. & CFOMaria Catalina Escobar Hoyos, Head of Corp. Fin. & Investor Relations & Head of Capital MarketsMs. María Juliana Alban, VP of Compliance & Compliance Officer (Age 43)Mr. Fernán Ignacio Bejarano Arias, Vice-Pres of Legal Affairs & Gen. Counsel (Age 62) Who are Ecopetrol's major shareholders? Ecopetrol's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Acadian Asset Management LLC (0.53%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.37%), Vanguard Group Inc. (0.14%), Vanguard Group Inc (0.14%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.09%) and Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.08%). Which institutional investors are selling Ecopetrol stock? EC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Man Group plc, Morgan Stanley, Dorsey Wright & Associates, Prudential Financial Inc., Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., Vanguard Group Inc., Vanguard Group Inc and Legal & General Group Plc. 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, Candriam Luxembourg S.C.A., Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Capital Fund Management S.A., Panagora Asset Management Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co.. 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 $17.48. How big of a company is Ecopetrol? Ecopetrol has a market capitalization of $37.75 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 11,682 workers across the globe. What is Ecopetrol's official website? The official website for Ecopetrol is http://www.ecopetrol.com.co. 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: 1.8 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 198 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 344 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 542MarketBeat'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 12/18/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: Why do companies engage in swaps?