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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 1.63% today. In the last week its performance is -1.50%, and 11.81% for the past quarter. Currently, Ecopetrol SA, EC has a target price of 7.48, so today’s gain of 1.63% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 3.59%.

Ecopetrol SA (NYSE:EC), has a market cap of 18730.6, and is based in Colombia. Insider ownership is at 1.00%, and institutional ownership is 2.20%.

At the current price of 9.33, it has a dividend yield of 11.33%, and its target price is 7.48. This is with a profit margin of -7.50%, and total debt/equity of 0.91. Ecopetrol SA (NYSE:EC) has a P/E of *TBA, as well as a forward P/E of 8.22.

With a current EPS of -0.63, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 139.19%,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 -25.31%. Since its IPO date on 9/18/2008, the total performance to date is 30.96%.

Volume today for Ecopetrol SA (NYSE:EC), is 594490, while its average volume is 1210.53. Whilst the total gain today was 1.63%, it did have a day high of -9.33%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.66%, and 2.61% for the month. The 52-week low for Ecopetrol SA, EC has been 80.81%, while the 52-week-high has reached -25.42%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 0.90%, and its return on assets is -3.10%. Ecopetrol SA (NYSE:EC) has an operating margin of 1.40%. With a sales growth of -14.80% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Ecopetrol SA, EC is in the sector Basic Materials, its long-term debt/equity is 0.83, and has a current ratio of 1.6 and 1.4 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Ecopetrol SA? Well its PEG is *TBA, and the P/S is 1.09, along with a P/B of 1.28. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 12.78.

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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