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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Ecopetrol SA, EC

Ecopetrol SA, EC is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Major Integrated Oil & Gas in the sector of Basic Materials. Based in Colombia, Ecopetrol SA, ECĀ  has a market cap of 18164.42. Since its IPO date on the 9/18/2008, Ecopetrol SA, EC performance year to date is 26.39%. Today Ecopetrol SA, EC has gained -1.34%, with a current price of 8.86.

Ownership of the company is 1.00% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 2.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -3.10%, with return on investment at 0.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Ecopetrol SA, EC is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.83. While Total debt/equity is 0.91. With a profit margin of -7.60%, this is combined with a gross margin of 28.60%, and operating margin of 1.40%. Ecopetrol SA ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.6, while the quick ratio is 1.4.

For the last year Ecopetrol SA, EC has seen a EPS growth of -169.70%. A performance for the year of -9.03%. The 52-week high is -17.66%, and the 52-week low is 71.71%. The average volume for Ecopetrol SA, EC is 950600.

With a target price of 7.6, can Ecopetrol SA, EC reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Ecopetrol SA, EC. Ecopetrol SA has a P/E of *TBA and a forward P/E of 6.41. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of *TBA. Ecopetrol SA also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.05 and 1.2 respectively. For P/cash, Ecopetrol SA has a value of 12.04, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 8.86, Ecopetrol SA has a dividend yield of 11.74%. We see a return on equity of -8.20%.

Looking more long-term Ecopetrol SA, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.60%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 234.06% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -169.70% for this year and for the last five years a -19.90% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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