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Morning Trending Tickers: Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE: EC)

With a market cap of 18.67 B, Ecopetrol S.A. has a large market cap size. Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE: EC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/18/2008. Ecopetrol S.A. is in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Ecopetrol S.A., is 1180.76, and so far today it has a volume of 476382. Performance year to date since the 9/18/2008 is 0.88%.

To help you determine whether Ecopetrol S.A. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 27.75 and forward P/E is 6.56. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Ecopetrol S.A. has a value for PEG of 0.66. P/S ratio is 1.14 and the P/B ratio is 1.34. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3.83 and 6.59 respectively.

At the current price Ecopetrol S.A. is trading at, 9.21 (0.88% today), Ecopetrol S.A. has a dividend yield of 1.75%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 0.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.33, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 47.15% after growing 139.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 143.80%, and 27.50% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 2045.44, and the number of shares float is 223.54. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.00%, and institutional ownership is at 2.20%. The float short is 4.63%, with the short ratio at a value of 8.76. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.70%, and also a return on investment of 3.80%.

The ability for Ecopetrol S.A., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 1.2. Long term debt/equity is 1.06 and total debt/equity is 1.15. In terms of margins, Ecopetrol S.A. has a gross margin of 29.00%, with its operating margin at 19.40%, and Ecopetrol S.A. has a profit margin of 4.10%.

The 52 week high is -11.10%, with 20.39% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.96% and the 200 day simple moving average is 1.25%.

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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