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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 3.45% today. In the last week its performance is 7.02%, and -2.52% for the past quarter. Currently, Ecopetrol SA, EC has a target price of 8.02, so today’s gain of 3.45% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 1.67%.

Ecopetrol SA (NYSE:EC), has a market cap of 19397.75, and is based in Colombia. Insider ownership is at 1.00%, and institutional ownership is 2.30%.

At the current price of 9.3, it has a dividend yield of 11.18%, and its target price is 8.02. 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 7.07.

With a current EPS of -0.76, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 238.92%,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 65.70%.

Performance for the year is -11.76%. Since its IPO date on 9/18/2008, the total performance to date is 32.67%.

Volume today for Ecopetrol SA (NYSE:EC), is 511000, while its average volume is 914.06. Whilst the total gain today was 3.45%, it did have a day high of -5.49%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.70%, and 3.22% for the month. The 52-week low for Ecopetrol SA, EC has been 80.23%, while the 52-week-high has reached -13.57%.

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 1.17, along with a P/B of 1.26. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 5.81.

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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