Analyst Ratings for Ecopetrol S.A. ADR (EC)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Ecopetrol S.A. ADR (NYSE:EC) was awarded an average rating of Underweight from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, EC was issued an average rating of Underweight.

A buy rating was issued by 1 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 2 gave an underweight rating, and 5 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 2 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for EC. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 11, implying a possible profit of 17.65 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 7.34, implying potential capital losses of -21.5 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -10.69 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -0.44 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -7.56 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -14.75 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of EC to grow at a rate of 104.6 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. EC has a PEG ratio of 0.26.

In the last 52-weeks, EC has achieved a high of 10.36 and a low of 7.65. Today's price is 22.22 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 9.75 percent. EC has a P/E ratio of 27.13. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The EC value stock report compares EC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $19.17 billion. EC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.