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How to buy Ecopetrol S-A (EC) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Ecopetrol S-A stocks.
Ecopetrol S-A is an oil & gas integrated business based in the US. Ecopetrol S-A stocks (EC.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $14.33 – an increase of 1.77% over the previous week. Ecopetrol S-A employs 13,977 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding stock value) of $28.8 billion.
How to buy shares in Ecopetrol S-A
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- Open your brokerage account. Complete an application with your details.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – EC – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
- Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.
What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Ecopetrol S-A?
- Has coronavirus impacted Ecopetrol S-A shares?
- Ecopetrol S-A shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Ecopetrol S-A stock a buy or sell?
- Ecopetrol S-A performance over time
- Are Ecopetrol S-A shares over-valued?
- Ecopetrol S-A's financials
- How volatile are Ecopetrol S-A shares?
- Does Ecopetrol S-A pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Ecopetrol S-A stock price (NYSE:EC)Use our graph to track the performance of EC stocks over time.
Ecopetrol S-A shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$14.39|
|52-week range||$11.29 - $15.91|
|50-day moving average||$13.64|
|200-day moving average||$13.54|
|Wall St. target price||$17.51|
|Dividend yield||$0.03 (0.66%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.37|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Ecopetrol S-A stock?
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Ecopetrol S-A price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-14)||1.77%|
|1 month (2021-12-22)||8.60%|
|3 months (2021-10-20)||N/A|
|6 months (2021-07-23)||10.18%|
|1 year (2021-01-22)||7.23%|
|2 years (2020-01-24)||-26.21%|
|3 years (2019-01-24)||17.92|
|5 years (2017-01-24)||51.16%|
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 82x. In other words, Ecopetrol S-A shares trade at around 82x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-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||6.96%|
|Return on equity TTM||1940.09%|
|Market capitalisation||$28.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Ecopetrol S-A share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 6.2% of net profits
Recently Ecopetrol S-A has paid out, on average, around 6.2% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.66% 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 0.66% 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 $11.2877 up to $15.91. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.108. 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.
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