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Morning Watch List: Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE: EC)

Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE: EC) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 18.68 B. It is in the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry and sector Basic Materials, with a current P/E of 37, a forward P/E of 6.55 and EPS of 0.26. At a stock price of 9.62 (-1.33%) it has a dividend yield of 1.66%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -36.30%, more recently this last year it has grown by 139.30%. The next year growth is going to be about 41.70% and more long-term 51.90% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 103.00%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -5.30% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 4.20%.

For performance, Ecopetrol S.A. the past week has seen a gain of 3.44%. For the last month performance for Ecopetrol S.A. is 3.11%. While the last quarter is 4.21% and half year, 17.47%. Finally for the year, performance is 4.76%.

The 52-week high for Ecopetrol S.A., is at -7.14%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 27.91%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.42% and 8.50% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 3.72%, and for the month it is 2.30%. Ecopetrol S.A., has a target price of 9.24.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.1, and for total debt/equity Ecopetrol S.A. has 1.2. The gross margin is 28.30%, while operating margin is 17.20%, the profit margin is 3.30%. The current ratio is 1.5 and the quick ratio is 1.2.

Insider ownership is at 1.00%, with instituitional ownership at 2.20%. Ecopetrol S.A. has a payout ratio of 0.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 1941.79. The shares float is 223.54, with the float short at 3.76%, with short ratio coming to 7.23.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Ecopetrol S.A., get 1.40%, with its returns on investment at 3.80%. Return on equity is 3.50%. So will the investors see the target price of 9.24, reached soon?

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.

 Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE: EC)

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