About Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC)
Ecopetrol S.A. operates as an integrated oil company. It operates through three segments: Exploration and Production; Transport and Logistics; and Refining, Petrochemical and Biofuels. 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, and aviation gasoline, and others; produces and markets polypropylene resin, compounds, and master batches; 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.
Industry, Sector and Symbol
Industry Crude petroleum & natural gas
Trailing P/E Ratio87.76
Forward P/E Ratio27.77
Sales & Book Value
Annual Sales$16.56 billion
Price / Sales2.72
Cash Flow$2.2854 per share
Price / Cash9.60
Book Value$7.26 per share
Price / Book3.02
EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.25
Net Income$1.99 billion
Return on Equity15.24%
Return on Assets6.12%
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 (NYSE:EC) released its earnings results 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 15.24% and a net margin of 11.64%. View Ecopetrol's Earnings History.
When is Ecopetrol's next earnings date?
What price target have analysts set for EC?
8 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Ecopetrol's shares. Their predictions range from $8.00 to $12.00. On average, they expect Ecopetrol's share price to reach $10.6667 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Ecopetrol.
Who are some of Ecopetrol's key competitors?
Some companies that are related to Ecopetrol include Petroleo Brasileiro SA Petrobras (PBR.A), CNOOC (CEO), ENI (E), EOG Resources (EOG), Occidental Petroleum (OXY), Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD), The Hong Kong and China Gas (HOKCY), Continental Resources (CLR), Sasol (SSL), Concho Resources (CXO), Devon Energy (DVN), Noble Energy (NBL), RWE (RWEOY), Apache (APA), Toray Industries (TRYIY) and Marathon Oil (MRO).
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, Chief Financial Officer (Age 43)
- Maria Catalina Escobar Hoyos, Head of Corp. Fin. & Investor Relations & Head of Capital Markets
- Mr. 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?
News coverage about EC stock has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing 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 closest to one being the most favorable. Ecopetrol earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern's scale. They also assigned headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.38 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near future.
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 $21.94.
How big of a company is Ecopetrol?
Ecopetrol has a market capitalization of $45.11 billion and generates $16.56 billion in revenue each year. The oil and gas company earns $1.99 billion in net income (profit) each year or $0.25 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 (EC)MarketBeat'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.
Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) Price Target and Consensus Rating (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
8 Wall Street analysts have issued ratings and price targets for Ecopetrol in the last 12 months. Their average twelve-month price target is $10.6667, suggesting that the stock has a possible downside of 51.38%. The high price target for EC is $12.00 and the low price target for EC is $8.00. There are currently 6 sell ratings and 2 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus rating of "Sell."
|Today||30 Days Ago||90 Days Ago||180 Days Ago|
|Consensus Rating: ||Sell||Sell||Hold||Hold|
|Consensus Rating Score: ||1.25||1.25||1.67||2.25|
|Ratings Breakdown: ||6 Sell Rating(s)|
2 Hold Rating(s)
0 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|6 Sell Rating(s)|
2 Hold Rating(s)
0 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|2 Sell Rating(s)|
4 Hold Rating(s)
0 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|0 Sell Rating(s)|
3 Hold Rating(s)
1 Buy Rating(s)
0 Strong Buy Rating(s)
|Consensus Price Target: ||$10.6667||$10.6667||$9.6667||$10.00|
|Price Target Upside: ||51.38% downside||37.98% downside||45.17% downside||12.61% upside|
Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) Consensus Price Target History
Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) Analyst Ratings History
(Data available from 4/22/2016 forward)
Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) Dividend Information
Ecopetrol pays an annual dividend of $0.61 per share, with a dividend yield of 2.78%. EC's next special dividend payment will be made on Friday, April 27. Ecopetrol pays out 244.00% of its earnings out as a dividend.
|Dividend Growth:||-59.40% (3 Year Average)|
|Payout Ratio:||244.00% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings) |
77.22% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
40.13% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) Dividend History by Quarter
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
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Ecopetrol (NYSE EC) Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 2.60%
Ecopetrol (NYSE EC) Insider Trading History
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)
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Ecopetrol (NYSE EC) News Headlines
|Gas price hikes could eat up tax breaks|
finance.yahoo.com - April 20 at 5:29 PM
|What's Happening With These Oil & Gas Stocks? -- Aegean Marine Petroleum Network, Ecopetrol, Imperial Oil, and ...|
www.prnewswire.com - April 16 at 8:08 AM
|Stock Traders Purchase High Volume of Call Options on Ecopetrol (EC)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 6:56 AM
|Ecopetrol (EC) Cut to "Strong Sell" at BidaskClub|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 7:18 PM
|Zacks.com featured highlights include: Ecopetrol, TheStreet, Cogentix, Fortuna Silver and CPI Aerostructures|
finance.yahoo.com - April 10 at 8:14 AM
|Ecopetrol S.A. reports liquidation of one of its subsidiaries|
www.prnewswire.com - April 9 at 8:09 PM
|Ecopetrol (EC) Stock Rating Upgraded by ValuEngine|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 8 at 12:54 PM
|Ecopetrol (EC) Rating Increased to Neutral at JPMorgan Chase|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 5 at 4:06 PM
|Ecopetrol says Lisama 158 well and spill are sealed|
seekingalpha.com - April 4 at 8:11 AM
|Colombia's attorney general to investigate Ecopetrol oil spill|
www.reuters.com - April 3 at 8:12 AM
|Lisama 158 well and spill have been sealed and have stopped flowing|
www.prnewswire.com - April 3 at 5:51 AM
|Ecopetrol (EC) Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 1 at 1:30 PM
|BRIEF-Ecopetrol Controls Spill Of Crude Oil, Mud And Gas At La Fortuna, Barrancabermeja|
www.reuters.com - March 29 at 8:15 AM
|Ecopetrol controls spill of crude oil, mud and gas at La Fortuna, Barrancabermeja|
finance.yahoo.com - March 29 at 8:15 AM
|Ecopetrol SA (EC) Raises Dividend to $0.64 Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 28 at 5:36 PM
|Ecopetrol, CONSOL Coal and Lululemon Athletica as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day|
finance.yahoo.com - March 28 at 5:26 PM
|Ecopetrol (EC) Shares March Higher, Can It Continue? March 27, 2018|
www.zacks.com - March 27 at 5:22 PM
|Ecopetrol (EC) Shares March Higher, Can It Continue?|
finance.yahoo.com - March 27 at 5:22 PM
|Zacks: Brokerages Expect Ecopetrol SA (EC) Will Post Earnings of $0.25 Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 27 at 8:30 AM
|General Shareholders' Meeting Approves Revision to Bylaws|
www.prnewswire.com - March 27 at 12:05 AM
|Ecopetrol SA: Decisions of the General Shareholders' Meeting - PR Newswire (press release)|
www.prnewswire.com - March 24 at 8:42 AM
|Ecopetrol S.A.: Decisions of the General Shareholders' Meeting|
finance.yahoo.com - March 24 at 8:42 AM
|Ecopetrol Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (EC)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 23 at 7:04 AM
|Tidewater (TDW) & Ecopetrol (EC) Head to Head Comparison|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 23 at 3:06 AM
|$5.59 Billion in Sales Expected for Ecopetrol SA (EC) This Quarter|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 11 at 2:30 AM
|Zacks: Analysts Anticipate Ecopetrol SA (EC) Will Announce Earnings of $0.25 Per Share|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 9 at 11:06 PM
|Ecopetrol (EC) Downgraded by Santander to "Underperform"|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 9 at 8:11 AM
|Blog Exposure - Exxon Mobil Announces Plans to More Than Double Earnings and Cash Flow from Operations by 2025|
finance.yahoo.com - March 9 at 8:10 AM
|Ecopetrol SA (EC) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 7 at 1:51 PM
|Ecopetrol SA (EC) Holdings Increased by Lazard Asset Management LLC|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 6 at 12:17 PM
|Ecopetrol eyes expansion, trade after completing budget cut, CEO says - Seeking Alpha|
seekingalpha.com - March 6 at 8:08 AM
|Ecopetrol SA (EC) Holdings Boosted by Sei Investments Co.|
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 6 at 7:24 AM
|Ecopetrol Business Group presents its 2017 fourth-quarter and full-year results|
finance.yahoo.com - February 28 at 6:09 PM
|Ecopetrol SA Sponsored ADR to Host Earnings Call|
finance.yahoo.com - February 27 at 6:01 PM
|Employees Retirement System of Texas Takes Position in Ecopetrol SA (EC)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 26 at 12:21 PM
|Ecopetrol (EC) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 26 at 9:36 AM
|Navellier & Associates Inc Buys Shares of 82,150 Ecopetrol SA (EC)|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 24 at 3:46 PM
|Ecopetrol Announces the Approval of the Financial Statements and the Timing of the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 ... - PR Newswire (press release)|
www.prnewswire.com - February 23 at 8:12 AM
|Ecopetrol Announces the Approval of the Financial Statements and the Timing of the Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Earnings Report and Conference Call|
finance.yahoo.com - February 23 at 8:12 AM
|Ecopetrol Group increases its hydrocarbon reserves, proven reserves mount to 1659 million barrels-equivalent at 2017 ... - PR Newswire (press release)|
www.prnewswire.com - February 21 at 8:13 AM
|JPMorgan Chase & Co. Lowers Ecopetrol (EC) to Underweight|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 20 at 10:30 AM
|JPMorgan Downgrades Ecopetrol SA (EC) to Underweight - StreetInsider.com|
www.streetinsider.com - February 20 at 8:11 AM
|Ecopetrol reports on the subscription of the Declaration of the Nation ... - PR Newswire (press release)|
www.prnewswire.com - February 20 at 8:11 AM
|Ecopetrol reports on the subscription of the Declaration of the Nation in its role as Majority Shareholder|
finance.yahoo.com - February 20 at 8:11 AM
|Colombia's Cano Limon oil pipeline now closed for 38 days ... - Seeking Alpha|
seekingalpha.com - February 17 at 8:08 AM
|Colombia’s Oil Industry Faces 3 Big Problems|
finance.yahoo.com - February 15 at 8:57 AM
|Ecopetrol SA (EC) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts|
www.americanbankingnews.com - February 10 at 1:38 PM
|AMER. And lower tra-|
www.lse.co.uk - February 8 at 8:06 AM
|Colombian Oil Field Shuts Down After Threats, Attacks on Facility|
finance.yahoo.com - February 7 at 8:32 AM
|Colombia ELN rebel attack on Cano Limon pipeline extends pumping halt|
finance.yahoo.com - February 6 at 3:37 PM
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Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement
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