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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Ecopetrol SA (NYSE:EC) from Basic Materials

Today’s top gainers include the company Ecopetrol SA (NYSE:EC) which is in the industry Major Integrated Oil & Gas, gaining 3.65% today. In the last week its performance is -1.05%, and -11.43% for the past quarter. Currently, Ecopetrol SA, EC has a target price of 7.89, so today’s gain of 3.65% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 1.46%.

Ecopetrol SA (NYSE:EC), has a market cap of 18182.79, and is based in Colombia. Insider ownership is at 1.00%, and institutional ownership is 2.30%.

At the current price of 8.52, it has a dividend yield of 12.21%, and its target price is 7.89. This is with a profit margin of -9.30%, and total debt/equity of 1.2. Ecopetrol SA (NYSE:EC) has a P/E of *TBA, as well as a forward P/E of 6.52.

With a current EPS of -0.75, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 265.83%,Ecopetrol SA (NYSE:EC) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at -19.90%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 6.60%.

Performance for the year is -6.78%. Since its IPO date on 9/18/2008, the total performance to date is 21.54%.

Volume today for Ecopetrol SA (NYSE:EC), is 1412500, while its average volume is 913.81. Whilst the total gain today was 3.65%, it did have a day high of -13.41%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.41%, and 2.96% for the month. The 52-week low for Ecopetrol SA, EC has been 65.12%, while the 52-week-high has reached -20.82%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 0.90%, and its return on assets is -3.80%. Ecopetrol SA (NYSE:EC) has an operating margin of -0.80%. With a sales growth of -16.10% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Ecopetrol SA, EC is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 1.09, and has a current ratio of 1.5 and 1.3 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Ecopetrol SA? Well its PEG is *TBA, and the P/S is 1.11, along with a P/B of 1.16. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 5.45.

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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