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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 1.27% today. In the last week its performance is 6.44%, and -9.03% for the past quarter. Currently, Ecopetrol SA, EC has a target price of 8.06, so today’s gain of 1.27% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 1.04%.

Ecopetrol SA (NYSE:EC), has a market cap of 17712.19, and is based in Colombia. Insider ownership is at 1.00%, and institutional ownership is 2.30%.

At the current price of 8.76, it has a dividend yield of 11.87%, and its target price is 8.06. This is with a profit margin of -9.50%, 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 6.46.

With a current EPS of -0.76, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 271.51%,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 2.22%. Since its IPO date on 9/18/2008, the total performance to date is 24.96%.

Volume today for Ecopetrol SA (NYSE:EC), is 1231900, while its average volume is 914.35. Whilst the total gain today was 1.27%, it did have a day high of -10.98%.

Volatility for this week has been at 3.54%, and 3.29% for the month. The 52-week low for Ecopetrol SA, EC has been 69.77%, while the 52-week-high has reached -18.59%.

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 1.07, along with a P/B of 1.16. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 5.16.

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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