Headlines about Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ecopetrol earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the oil and gas company an impact score of 46.3244126207826 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Ecopetrol (NYSE EC) traded up $0.33 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $11.89. 1,334,700 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,028,180. The stock has a market cap of $23,765.46, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.27, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.35 and a beta of 1.12. Ecopetrol has a 52 week low of $7.84 and a 52 week high of $12.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a current ratio of 1.37.

A number of research firms have issued reports on EC. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Ecopetrol from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Ecopetrol from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Ecopetrol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded shares of Ecopetrol from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $9.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, lowered shares of Ecopetrol from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $10.20.

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About Ecopetrol

Ecopetrol SA is an oil company. The Company operates in Colombia, Peru, Brazil and the United States Gulf Coast. The Company’s segments include Exploration and Production, Transportation and Logistics, and Refining, Petrochemicals and Biofuels. The Company’s Exploration and Production segment includes exploration, development and production activities in Colombia and abroad.

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