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How Ecopetrol (EC) Stock Stands Out in a Strong Industry

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One stock that might be an intriguing choice for investors right now is Ecopetrol S.A. EC. This is because this security in the Oil and Gas-Integrated-Emerging Markets space is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is in great company from a Zacks Industry Rank perspective.

This is important because, often times, a rising tide will lift all boats in an industry, as there can be broad trends taking place in a segment that are boosting securities across the board. This is arguably taking place in the Oil and Gas-Integrated-Emerging Markets space as it currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 4 out of more than 250 industries, suggesting it is well-positioned from this perspective, especially when compared to other segments out there.

Meanwhile, Ecopetrol is actually looking pretty good on its own too. The firm has seen solid earnings estimate revision activity over the past month, suggesting analysts are becoming a bit more bullish on the firm’s prospects in both the short and long term.

Ecopetrol S.A. Price and Consensus

Ecopetrol S.A. Price and Consensus | Ecopetrol S.A. Quote


In fact, over the past month, current quarter estimates have risen from 19 cents per share to 23 cents per share, while current year estimates have risen from 62 cents per share to 76 cents per share. This has helped EC to earn a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), further underscoring the company’s solid position. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

So, if you are looking for a decent pick in a strong industry, consider Ecopetrol. Not only is its industry currently in the top third, but it is seeing solid estimate revisions as of late, suggesting it could be a very interesting choice for investors seeking a name in this great industry segment.

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