NYSE:EC - Ecopetrol Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $18.77 +0.15 (+0.81 %) (As of 01/16/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$18.62Today's Range$18.49 - $18.9052-Week Range$15.25 - $27.96Volume666,400 shsAverage Volume903,027 shsMarket Capitalization$37.48 billionP/E Ratio17.22Dividend Yield3.27%Beta1.45 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 Phone571-234-4000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.58 Current Ratio1.33 Quick Ratio1.09Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio17.22 Forward P/E Ratio8.98 P/E Growth0.49 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$18.77 billion Price / Sales2.06 Cash Flow$7.3608 per share Price / Cash Flow2.55 Book Value$35.18 per share Price / Book0.53Profitability 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$37.48 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 declared a special dividend on Wednesday, March 28th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, April 18th will be given 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 positive change 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 results on Tuesday, November, 6th. The oil and gas company reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' 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 net margin of 19.13% and a return on equity of 13.27%. 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 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Ecopetrol's stock. Their forecasts range from $12.00 to $21.00. On average, they expect Ecopetrol's share price to reach $16.50 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 12.1%. 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? Media coverage about EC stock has been trending positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Ecopetrol earned a news sentiment score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the oil and gas company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. 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), ENI (E), EOG Resources (EOG), Occidental Petroleum (OXY), Canadian Natural Resources (CNQ), The Hong Kong and China Gas (HOKCY), Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD), Concho Resources (CXO), Anadarko Petroleum (APC), 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 53)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 44)Mr. Fernán Ignacio Bejarano Arias, Vice-Pres of Legal Affairs & Gen. Counsel (Age 63) Who are Ecopetrol's major shareholders? Ecopetrol's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Dorsey Wright & Associates (0.02%), Navellier & Associates Inc (0.01%), Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.00%) and Fox Run Management L.L.C. (0.00%). Which institutional investors are selling Ecopetrol stock? EC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Dorsey Wright & Associates, Navellier & Associates Inc and Confluence Investment Management LLC. Which institutional investors are buying Ecopetrol stock? EC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fox Run Management L.L.C.. 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 $18.77. How big of a company is Ecopetrol? Ecopetrol has a market capitalization of $37.48 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: 200 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 346 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 546MarketBeat'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 1/16/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How does the Federal Reserve determine interest rates?