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NYSE:EC

Ecopetrol - EC Stock Forecast, Price & News

$10.59
+0.15 (+1.44%)
(As of 08/18/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$10.40
$10.60
50-Day Range
$9.33
$15.93
52-Week Range
$9.31
$19.81
Volume
1.36 million shs
Average Volume
1.40 million shs
Market Capitalization
$21.77 billion
P/E Ratio
7.20
Dividend Yield
13.98%
Price Target
$15.60

Ecopetrol MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
1.67 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
47.3% Upside
$15.60 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.34% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.71mentions of Ecopetrol in the last 14 days
Based on 3 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
-19.95%
From $3.81 to $3.05 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.59 out of 5 stars

Oils/Energy Sector

59th out of 254 stocks

Crude Petroleum & Natural Gas Industry

27th out of 80 stocks

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About Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) Stock

Ecopetrol S.A. operates as an integrated energy company. The company operates through four segments: Exploration and Production; Transport and Logistics; Refining, Petrochemical and Biofuels; and Electric Power Transmission and Toll Roads Concessions. It engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas; transportation of crude oil, motor fuels, fuel oil, and other refined products, including diesel, jet, and biofuels; processing and refining crude oil; distribution of natural gas and LPG; sale of refined and petrochemical products; supplying of electric power transmission services; design, development, construction, operation, and maintenance of road and energy infrastructure projects; and supplying of information technology and telecommunications services. As of December 31, 2021, the company had approximately 9,127 kilometers of crude oil and multi-purpose pipelines. It also produces and commercializes polypropylene resins and compounds, and masterbatches; and offers industrial service sales to customers and specialized management services. It has operations in Colombia, the United States, Asia, Central America and the Caribbean, Europe, South America, and internationally. 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 incorporated in 1948 and is based in Bogotá, Colombia.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Separately, TheStreet downgraded Ecopetrol from a "b-" rating to a "c" rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the company's stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $15.60.

Ecopetrol Trading Up 1.4 %

NYSE:EC traded up $0.15 on Thursday, reaching $10.59. The stock had a trading volume of 1,365,107 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,397,840. The stock has a fifty day moving average price of $11.21 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $14.77. Ecopetrol has a 12-month low of $9.31 and a 12-month high of $19.81. The company has a quick ratio of 1.17, a current ratio of 1.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.94. The firm has a market capitalization of $21.77 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.16, a P/E/G ratio of 0.05 and a beta of 1.60.

Ecopetrol Dividend Announcement

The company also recently disclosed a Variable dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 8th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 29th were issued a dividend of $0.797 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 19.5%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, June 28th. Ecopetrol's payout ratio is 99.32%.

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EC Company Calendar

Last Earnings
3/02/2015
Ex-Dividend for 7/8 Dividend
6/28/2022
Dividend Payable
7/08/2022
Today
8/18/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
8/24/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Crude petroleum & natural gas
Sub-Industry
N/A
Employees
18,378
Year Founded
1948

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$15.60
High Stock Price Forecast
$16.50
Low Stock Price Forecast
$14.70
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+47.3%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
1.67
Research Coverage
3 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$20.34 billion
Pretax Margin
30.33%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$119.45 billion
Cash Flow
$17.65 per share
Book Value
$13.82 per share

Miscellaneous

Outstanding Shares
2,055,835,000
Free Float
N/A
Market Cap
$21.77 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.60

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Felipe Bayon Pardo (Age 56)
    Chief Exec. Officer
  • Mr. Jaime Caballero Uribe (Age 47)
    Chief Financial Officer
  • Mr. Alberto Consuegra Granger (Age 62)
    Exec. VP of Operations
  • Maria Catalina Escobar
    Head of Corp. Fin. & Investor Relations and Head of Capital Markets
  • Mr. Ernesto José Gutiérrez de Piñeres Luna (Age 48)
    VP of Science, Technology & Innovation
  • Ms. Maria Juliana Alban Duran (Age 47)
    VP of Compliance & Compliance Officer
  • Mr. Fernán Ignacio Bejarano Arias (Age 66)
    Vice-Pres of Legal Affairs & Gen. Counsel
  • Mauricio Tellez
    Head of Corp. Communications
  • Mr. Pedro Fernando Manrique Gutierrez (Age 57)
    VP of Commercial & Marketing
  • Mr. Alejandro Arango Lopez (Age 62)
    VP of Human Talent













EC Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Ecopetrol stock right now?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ecopetrol in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating and 2 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" EC shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in EC, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Ecopetrol's stock price forecast for 2022?

3 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Ecopetrol's stock. Their EC share price forecasts range from $14.70 to $16.50. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $15.60 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 47.3% from the stock's current price.
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How have EC shares performed in 2022?

Ecopetrol's stock was trading at $12.89 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, EC stock has decreased by 17.8% and is now trading at $10.59.
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Are investors shorting Ecopetrol?

Ecopetrol saw a drop in short interest during the month of July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 6,980,000 shares, a drop of 12.8% from the July 15th total of 8,000,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,670,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 4.2 days. Currently, 0.3% of the shares of the company are short sold.
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When is Ecopetrol's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 24th 2022.
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How were Ecopetrol's earnings last quarter?

Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, March, 2nd. The oil and gas company reported ($0.12) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.33. The oil and gas company earned $5.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $6.65 billion. Ecopetrol had a net margin of 17.84% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 51.84%.

How often does Ecopetrol pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ecopetrol?

Ecopetrol declared a Variable dividend on Friday, June 17th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, June 29th will be given a dividend of $0.797 per share on Friday, July 8th. This represents a yield of 19.5%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 28th.
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Is Ecopetrol a good dividend stock?

Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) pays an annual dividend of $1.46 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 13.98%. EC has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The dividend payout ratio is 99.32%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, EC will have a dividend payout ratio of 47.87% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for EC.

What other stocks do shareholders of Ecopetrol own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Ecopetrol investors own include Energy Transfer (ET), NVIDIA (NVDA), General Electric (GE), Gladstone Land (LAND), Halliburton (HAL), Martin Midstream Partners (MMLP), Micron Technology (MU), Pfizer (PFE), PayPal (PYPL) and Bank of America (BAC).

What is Ecopetrol's stock symbol?

Ecopetrol trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "EC."

Who are Ecopetrol's major shareholders?

Ecopetrol's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.08%), State Street Corp (0.07%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.06%), Candriam S.C.A. (0.04%), Millennium Management LLC (0.02%) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (0.02%).

How do I buy shares of Ecopetrol?

Shares of EC stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Ecopetrol's stock price today?

One share of EC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $10.59.

How much money does Ecopetrol make?

Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) has a market capitalization of $21.77 billion and generates $119.45 billion in revenue each year. The oil and gas company earns $20.34 billion in net income (profit) each year or $1.47 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Ecopetrol have?

The company employs 18,378 workers across the globe.

When was Ecopetrol founded?

Ecopetrol was founded in 1948.

How can I contact Ecopetrol?

Ecopetrol's mailing address is CARRERA 13 NO. 36 - 24, BOGOTA F8, . The official website for the company is www.ecopetrol.com.co. The oil and gas company can be reached via phone at (571) 234-4000, via email at investors@ecopetrol.com, or via fax at 571-234-4099.

This page (NYSE:EC) was last updated on 8/18/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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