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How to buy Ecopetrol S-A (EC) stock

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Ecopetrol S.A

Ecopetrol S.A is an oil & gas integrated business based in the US. Ecopetrol S-A shares (EC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Ecopetrol S-A employs 13,977 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of 0.00.

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Ecopetrol S-A stock price (NYSE: EC)

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Ecopetrol S-A shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-22.
Latest market close$11.94
52-week range$8.44 - $15.35
50-day moving average $13.67
200-day moving average $12.96
Wall St. target price$14.90
PE ratio 6.1495
Dividend yield $0.03 (0.23%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.14

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Is it a good time to buy Ecopetrol S-A stock?

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Ecopetrol S-A price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.94 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-15) N/A
1 month (2021-06-25) -19.54%
3 months (2021-04-26) -3.24%
6 months (2021-01-22) N/A
1 year (2020-07-22) N/A
2 years (2019-07-22) N/A
3 years (2018-07-22) N/A
5 years (2016-07-22) N/A

Is Ecopetrol S-A under- or over-valued?

Valuing Ecopetrol S-A stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ecopetrol S-A's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Ecopetrol S-A's P/E ratio

Ecopetrol S-A's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 6x. In other words, Ecopetrol S-A shares trade at around 6x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Ecopetrol S-A's PEG ratio

Ecopetrol S-A's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.3. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Ecopetrol S-A's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ecopetrol S-A financials

Gross profit TTM $13,170.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.22%
Return on equity TTM 9.84%
Profit margin 8.67%
Book value $8.82
Market capitalisation $27.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Ecopetrol S-A shares

There are currently 5.7 million Ecopetrol S-A shares held short by investors – that's known as Ecopetrol S-A's "short interest". This figure is 16.7% down from 6.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Ecopetrol S-A shares can be evaluated.

Ecopetrol S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Ecopetrol S-A's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ecopetrol S-A shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ecopetrol S-A shares traded daily (recently around 1.0 million). Ecopetrol S-A's SIR currently stands at 5.58. In other words for every 100,000 Ecopetrol S-A shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5580 shares are currently held short.

However Ecopetrol S-A's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ecopetrol S-A shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ecopetrol S-A shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ecopetrol S-A's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ecopetrol S-A shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.024% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ecopetrol S-A shares, roughly 24 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Ecopetrol S-A.

Find out more about how you can short Ecopetrol S-A stock.

Ecopetrol S-A share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 16.54% of net profits

Recently Ecopetrol S-A has paid out, on average, around 16.54% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.73% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ecopetrol S-A shareholders could enjoy a 0.73% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ecopetrol S-A's case, that would currently equate to about $0.03 per share.

While Ecopetrol S-A's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Ecopetrol S-A is investing more in its future growth.

Ecopetrol S-A's most recent dividend payout was on 29 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 April 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Ecopetrol S-A share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ecopetrol S-A's shares have ranged in value from as little as $8.4385 up to $15.35. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

EC.US volatility(beta: 1.05)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Ecopetrol S-A's is 1.0474. This would suggest that Ecopetrol S-A's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Ecopetrol S-A overview

Ecopetrol S. A. operates as an integrated oil and gas company. The company operates through three segments: Exploration and Production; Transport and Logistics; and Refining, Petrochemical and Biofuels. It engages in the exploration, production, and sale of oil and gas; offshore exploration; energy supply services; specialized management services; and distribution of natural gas and LPG activities. It also transports and distributes hydrocarbons and derivative products. As of December 31, 2020, the company had approximately 9,127 kilometers of crude oil and multi-purpose pipelines.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Ecopetrol S-A is owned by institutions?
Currently 1.757% of Ecopetrol S-A shares are held by institutions.
How many people work for Ecopetrol S-A?
Latest data suggests 13,977 work at Ecopetrol S-A.
When does the fiscal year end for Ecopetrol S-A?
Ecopetrol S-A's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Ecopetrol S-A based?
Ecopetrol S-A's address is: Carrera 13 No. 36 - 24, Bogotá, Colombia
What is Ecopetrol S-A's ISIN number?
Ecopetrol S-A's international securities identification number is: US2791581091
What is Ecopetrol S-A's CUSIP number?
Ecopetrol S-A's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 279158109

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