Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC lowered its stake in Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE:EC – Free Report) by 22.8% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 676,115 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock after selling 199,184 shares during the quarter. Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC’s holdings in Ecopetrol were worth $6,930,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in Ecopetrol by 0.5% in the 1st quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 198,961 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $3,700,000 after purchasing an additional 1,044 shares during the period. UBS Group AG boosted its position in shares of Ecopetrol by 11.1% during the 1st quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 10,610 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $197,000 after acquiring an additional 1,058 shares during the last quarter. Credit Suisse AG boosted its position in shares of Ecopetrol by 10.8% during the 2nd quarter. Credit Suisse AG now owns 11,308 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $123,000 after acquiring an additional 1,105 shares during the last quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Ecopetrol by 15.6% during the 1st quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC now owns 17,219 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock valued at $182,000 after acquiring an additional 2,321 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Ridgewood Investments LLC bought a new stake in shares of Ecopetrol during the 1st quarter valued at about $25,000. Institutional investors own 1.29% of the company’s stock.
Ecopetrol Stock Performance
Shares of EC stock opened at $12.46 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a current ratio of 1.21. Ecopetrol S.A. has a fifty-two week low of $8.59 and a fifty-two week high of $13.08. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $11.94 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $10.92. The company has a market capitalization of $25.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 4.48 and a beta of 1.39.
Analysts Set New Price Targets
A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on EC. Bank of America began coverage on Ecopetrol in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $11.50 price target for the company. The Goldman Sachs Group upped their target price on Ecopetrol from $12.50 to $13.90 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, August 18th. Jefferies Financial Group began coverage on Ecopetrol in a research note on Thursday, September 21st. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $11.20 target price for the company. StockNews.com began coverage on Ecopetrol in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Finally, Citigroup lowered Ecopetrol from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $12.50 target price for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, September 13th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $12.35.
Ecopetrol SA operates as an integrated energy company. The company operates through four segments: Exploration and Production; Transport and Logistics; Refining, Petrochemical and Biofuels; and Electric Power Transmission and Toll Roads Concessions. It engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas; transportation of crude oil, motor fuels, fuel oil, and other refined products, including diesel, jet, and biofuels; processing and refining crude oil; distribution of natural gas and LPG; sale of refined and petrochemical products; supplying of electric power transmission services; design, development, construction, operation, and maintenance of road and energy infrastructure projects; and supplying of information technology and telecommunications services.
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