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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, EC  has a market cap of 17542.55. Since its IPO date on the 9/18/2008, Ecopetrol SA, EC performance year to date is 17.26%. Today Ecopetrol SA, EC has gained -1.20%, with a current price of 8.22.

Ownership of the company is 1.00% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 2.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of *TBA. Return of assets are at -3.80%, 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 1.09. While Total debt/equity is 1.2. With a profit margin of -9.30%, this is combined with a gross margin of 27.50%, and operating margin of -0.80%. Ecopetrol SA ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.5, while the quick ratio is 1.3.

For the last year Ecopetrol SA, EC has seen a EPS growth of -169.70%. A performance for the year of -13.11%. The 52-week high is -23.61%, and the 52-week low is 59.30%. The average volume for Ecopetrol SA, EC is 1270300.

With a target price of 7.89, 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 6.29. 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 1.07 and 1.12 respectively. For P/cash, Ecopetrol SA has a value of 5.26, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 8.22, Ecopetrol SA has a dividend yield of 12.65%. We see a return on equity of -10.00%.

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 265.83% 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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