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Which institution holds the most shares in Ecopetrol S.A. (EC)

Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE: EC) is -14.69% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $8.59 and a high of $18.47 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The EC stock was last observed hovering at around $10.25 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it 0.0% off its average median price target of $65116.08 for the next 12 months. It is also 99.99% off the consensus price target high of $83974.90 offered by 12 analysts, but current levels are 99.98% higher than the price target low of $50420.00 for the same period.

Currently trading at $10.25, the stock is 2.70% and 4.68% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.14 million and changing 0.00% at the moment leaves the stock -18.72% off its SMA200. EC registered -18.73% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -26.35%.

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The stock witnessed a 11.17% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -8.48%, and is 3.22% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 4.22% over the week and 4.28% over the month.

Ecopetrol S.A. (EC) has around 9150 employees, a market worth around $21.58B and $30.35B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 3.23 and Fwd P/E is 3.62. Profit margin for the company is 21.50%. Distance from 52-week low is 19.32% and -44.49% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (13.20%).

Ecopetrol S.A. (EC) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for Ecopetrol S.A. (EC) is a “Hold”. 12 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.50, where 9 rate it as a Hold and 0 think it is a “Overweight”. 3 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

Ecopetrol S.A. is expected to release its quarterly report on 02/28/2023.The EPS is expected to grow by 889.00% this year

Ecopetrol S.A. (EC) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 2.06B, and float is at 221.63M with Short Float at 3.37%.

Ecopetrol S.A. (EC): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras (PBR) that is trading 6.14% up over the past 12 months and Eni S.p.A. (E) that is 4.45% higher over the same period. YPF Sociedad Anonima (YPF) is 102.65% up on the 1-year trading charts.

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