|Bid||15.30 x 1000|
|Ask||0.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||18.52 - 18.89|
|52 Week Range||15.25 - 27.96|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.48|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||8.66|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.44 (7.81%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Higher daily oil equivalent production and increased transported volumes of the commodity back Ecopetrol's (EC) year-over-year rise in quarterly results.
[Editor's note: This story was previously published in January 2019. It has since been updated and republished.]Even though things have gotten back to normal since the beginning of the year, concerns about volatility still weigh on many people's minds. While there's often more reward when you take risk, there's also nothing wrong with safe, reliable bets to get you through the tough times as well. * 7 Stocks to Buy That Ought to Buy Back Shares Below are 10 A-rated stocks that the smart money is piling into. That means all score A ratings for Momentum in my Portfolio Grader, and there is significant activity in buying by institutional investors.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips ServiceNow (NOW)ServiceNow Inc (NYSE:NOW) is the next iteration of CRM-focused systems, but it is all cloud-based. Also, it has a deeper amount of architecture and design ability that many customer resource management systems don't have.It has a solid $34 billion market cap, which means that it has a sizable enterprise-level client base and it is no longer and spry up-and-comer. It is a respectable provider of cloud computing solutions.The stock is up 63% in the past 12 months, and up 52% this year.If the economy stays strong and the various trade wars get worked out, NOW has plenty of potential in and beyond 2019.Source: SarahTz Via Flickr China Petroleum & Chemical Corp ADR (SNP)China Petroleum & Chemical Corp ADR (NYSE:SNP) is better known in the West as Sinopec. It's the largest oil and petrochemical products supplier in the world. It's the second-largest oil and gas producer in China, the largest refining company and the second-largest chemical company in the world. And its total number of gas stations put it at No. 2 in the world.Suffice it to say, it's a major integrated energy company. And the crazy thing is, it only started in 1998. Most massive energy companies hark back to exploration and production in the 1800s. * 7 A-Rated Stocks That Are Under $10 Sinopec has grown massively since its founding and it has now come to experience a downturn in the energy patch for the first time since its ascent. And the volatility is still present.So far this year, SNP is up more than 7% and delivering a solid 8.14% dividend. Source: Shutterstock Veeva Systems (VEEV)Veeva Systems Inc (NYSE:VEEV) has a unique niche that will pay off handsomely over the coming years. Don't get me wrong, it's doing well now -- the stock is up more than 100% in the past 12 months and 62% in 2019 -- but it is becoming the major player in a niche that will only grow.It specializes in creating cloud-based software solutions for the life sciences industry.That may not sound very sexy, but when you consider the graying of the populations in developed nations, the demand for better healthcare in China, India and beyond, you have a lot of potential. And VEEV is the top player.Source: Shutterstock Ecopetrol SA ADR (EC)Ecopetrol SA ADR (NYSE:EC) is the largest energy company in Colombia. While that may not sound incredibly impressive, Colombia has a lot of major exploration and production (E&P) companies there.What's more, given the implosion of major South American producer Venezuela and the political turmoil in Brazil, Colombia is a steady, reliable energy partner.In the past, E&P was tough because there was a low-intensity civil war going on and a significant drug trade that was all happening in the same parts of the country. * 7 Cloud Stocks to Buy Now But now that's past, and the rebels are negotiating with the government. The government is more stable and predictable and energy prices are on the rise. All good news for EC.Up 12.5% since 2019 began, it also offers a respectable 7.8% dividend.Source: Shutterstock Abiomed Inc (ABMD)Abiomed Inc (NASDAQ:ABMD) is a stock that I have been singing the praises of for a while now. It is a specialized company that is the leader in a technology that is going to increase in demand globally for many years to come.What's more, its $15 billion market cap means it can grow organically or, it is the perfect size for a major healthcare firm to snap it up at a significant premium and just plug it into its broader scope of products.Either way, investors will be well rewarded.ABMD make the smallest heart pump in the world. And given the fact that developed nations are seeing baby boomers gray, this type of device is only going to grow in demand. Be warned, it gave back every gain from last year and 10% more, but coming into earnings this stock is ready to pop.Source: IDelearn via YouTube Tableau Software (DATA)Tableau Software Inc (NASDAQ:DATA) as you may have guessed by its ticker symbol specializes in business intelligence and data analytics software. Basically, that means you can take your company's data and create data visualizations and explore data in a number of ways that previously would have taken experts to build and deliver. * 7 Dividend Stocks That Could Double Over the Next Five Years It's a niche company that offers a powerful tool for enterprise and smaller businesses looking to get more from their data and allow their people to understand more about the numbers.Up more than 40% in the past 12 months, it's off to a slow start so far this year, but has big prospects.Source: Web Summit Via Flickr Twilio (TWLO)Twilio Inc (NYSE:TWLO) is a cloud-based communications platform built for developers.One of the new forms of delivering services to consumers is with application program interfaces (APIs). Here's a metaphor to help you understand the power of APIs in our new app-driven world. Say you're a customer in a restaurant.The API is the server and the company you are communicating with is the chef. The server asks for your order. You tell them, and they deliver it to the chef. When your request is ready, it comes to you.This is how all apps work and TWLO is one of the biggest players in this space.Up a whopping 223% in the past 12 months, it has plenty of room to grow. Sarepta Therapeutics (SRPT)Sarepta Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SRPT) is a biopharmaceutical company that specializes in rare neuromuscular diseases (like Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, or DMD) using gene therapy and other therapeutics.The stock was up more than 60% in the past 12 months and is up 14% already in 2019. Much of that is about its strong earnings and the progress it's making on its new drugs. It's expecting to bring three RNA-based drugs to market in 2020 and capture about 30% of the DMD market. * 7 Tech Stocks With Too Much Risk, Not Enough Upside There's a growing demand for effective drugs that can treat chronic diseases, SRPT is well positioned for growth or a buyout at a significant premium.Source: OFFICIAL LEWEB PHOTOS via Flickr Zendesk (ZEN)Zendesk Inc (NYSE:ZEN) is part of the new boom in omnichannel customer service support. Essentially, that means ZEN provides an online platform to integrate a company's customer service so that it is available for all departments to see and follow up on.Nowadays there are numerous channels for customers and potential customers to use for feedback, follow-ups, queries, etc. ZEN provides companies with an efficient way for a customer's email query to get linked to their interaction with a chatbot and the phone call they made the other week.Customer resource management is a big deal and numerous companies are now carving up that market and disrupting it. ZEN is succeeding in doing just that.Up 81% in the past 12 months, it's off to a strong start in 2019 as well, up 58%.Source: Bixentro via Flickr Match Group (MTCH)Match Group (NASDAQ:MTCH) is the parent company of some of the most well-known sites on the web. It owns dating sites Tinder, Match, PlentyOfFish, Meetic, Pairs, Twoo, OurTime, BlackPeopleMeet and LoveScout24.It also has a division that is focused on education services like test preparation, academic tutoring and college counseling services.Its products are in 42 languages and available in 190 countries. * 5 Dividend Stocks Perfect for Retirees The power of this focused social media business is the fact that it has hundreds of millions of people that use or have used its services and that means it has huge amounts of data to cross-promote its own services as well as rent that data to others.Up 30% in the past 12 months and 45% this year, this social matchmaking company is much closer to its beginnings than its end.Louis Navellier is a renowned growth investor. He is the editor of four investing newsletters: Growth Investor, Breakthrough Stocks, Accelerated Profits and Platinum Growth. His most popular service, Growth Investor, has a track record of beating the market 3:1 over the last 14 years. He uses a combination of quantitative and fundamental analysis to identify market-beating stocks. Mr. Navellier has made his proven formula accessible to investors via his free, online stock rating tool, PortfolioGrader.com. Louis Navellier may hold some of the aforementioned securities in one or more of his newsletters. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 Stocks You Can Set and Forget (Even In This Market) * 10 Virtual Assistants for the Future of Smart Homes * 7 5G Stocks to Buy as the Race for Spectrum Tightens Compare Brokers The post 10 A-Rated Stocks the Smart Money Is Piling Into appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Amid an overall market correction, many stocks that smart money investors were collectively bullish on tanked during the fourth quarter. Among them, Amazon and Netflix ranked among the top 30 picks and both lost more than 25%. Facebook, which was the second most popular stock, lost 20% amid uncertainty regarding the interest rates and tech […]
Ecopetrol (EC) is set to invest $500 million toward exploring unconventional deposits in the 2019-2021 time frame, beginning with shale pilot programs in Colombia???s shale-rich Magadalena Valley basin.
A bomb attack on Colombia's Cano Limon pipeline caused an oil spill in eastern Arauca province, state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Thursday. There have been at least a dozen attacks on Colombian pipelines so far in 2019, nine of them on Cano Limon. Although Ecopetrol did not name the group responsible, oil infrastructure bombings are regularly carried out by leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) rebels, considered a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union.
Ecopetrol, Colombia's state-run oil company, said on Tuesday its net profit in 2018 was 11.55 trillion pesos , 74.6 percent higher than in 2017. Fourth-quarter net profit fell to 2.64 trillion pesos, down ...
Colombian state-run oil company Ecopetrol SA said on Sunday a bomb attack on the Transandino pipeline caused spillage in southwestern Narino close to the border with Ecuador. Ecopetrol did not say who was responsible for the bombing or when the pipeline would return to service. Colombia's southern region has extensive coca crops and laboratories to produce cocaine.
(Advisory: There will be no Latam-focused emerging markets report on Tuesday due to the Christmas holiday. Recasts, updates prices, adds comment by market strategist.) By Aaron Saldanha Dec 24 (Reuters) - Latin American currencies maintained an even keel against a softer dollar on Monday while regional stocks reflected the weakness prevalent in markets across the globe, sinking to their lowest closing level in two weeks. U.S. President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of the U.S. Federal Reserve, tweeting the central bank was the "only problem" for the U.S. economy.
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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Royal Dutch, Par Pacific, Precision Drilling, Petrobras and Ecopetrol
Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) became the first oil company to link executive pay with carbon emissions, while Par Pacific Holdings (PARR) entered into an acquisition to bolster its downstream operations.
Wall Street closed sharply higher on Tuesday after comments from a top U.S. economic adviser raised hopes for a solution to the ongoing trade war with China
Ecopetrol (EC) intends to invest more than 80% for upstream operations and a significant chunk of it will be allocated to Columbia.
Colombian state-run oil company Ecopetrol said on Tuesday it will invest between $3.5 billion and $4 billion in 2019, slightly above this year as it bolsters spending on exploration and production projects. The investment is the backbone of an ambitious plan to boost production and explore for more oil to replenish dwindling reserves. Ecopetrol expects output next year at between 720,000 and 730,000 barrels per day equivalent, Ecopetrol said in a statement, slightly above the 715,000 to 725,000 bpd targeted this year.
Editor’s note: Below, you’ll find the second installment of Louis Navellier’s series on how he discovered one of the world’s most powerful short-term trading strategies. In yesterday’s essay, I explained how my growth stock evaluation system works. Companies with world-class earnings growth, superior profit margins and huge revenue growth receive “A” grades.