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Is Ecopetrol SA(NYSE: EC), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Ecopetrol SA (NYSE: EC) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/18/2008. Ecopetrol SA is in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry and Basic Materials sector. Average volume for Ecopetrol SA, is 902.57, and so far today it has a volume of 567000. Performance year to date since the 9/18/2008 is 17.40%.

To help you determine whether Ecopetrol SA is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is *TBA and forward P/E is 6.3. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Ecopetrol SA has a value for PEG of *TBA. P/S ratio is 1.04 and the P/B ratio is 1.12. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 5.13 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Ecopetrol SA is trading at, 8.23 (-4.41% today), Ecopetrol SA has a dividend yield of 12.64%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of *TBA. Earnings per share (EPS) is -0.75, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 284.41% after growing -169.70% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -47.70%, and -16.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 2079.51, and the number of shares float is 223.54. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.00%, and institutional ownership is at 2.30%. The float short is 3.86%, with the short ratio at a value of 9.55. Management has seen a return on assets of -3.80%, and also a return on investment of 0.90%.

The ability for Ecopetrol SA, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 1.3. Long term debt/equity is 1.09 and total debt/equity is 1.2. In terms of margins, Ecopetrol SA has a gross margin of 27.50%, with its operating margin at -0.80%, and Ecopetrol SA has a profit margin of -9.30%.

The 52 week high is -23.51%, with 59.50% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -6.52% and the 200 day simple moving average is -0.79%.

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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