Ecopetrol S.A. (EC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for April 09, 2013

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Ecopetrol S.A. ( EC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 09, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $3.2057 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 23, 2013. Shareholders who purchased EC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -5.99% decrease from the prior year.

The previous trading day's last sale of EC was $54.59, representing a -19.63% decrease from the 52 week high of $67.92 and a 3.8% increase over the 52 week low of $52.59.

EC is a part of the Energy sector, which includes companies such as PetroChina Company Limited ( PTR ) and TotalFinaElf, S.A. ( TOT ). EC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.06. Zacks Investment Research reports EC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 12.84%, compared to an industry average of 4.2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the EC Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to EC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have EC as a top-10 holding:

  • Guggenheim Frontier Markets ETF ( FRN )
  • Market Vectors Colombia ETF ( COLX )
  • EGShares Energy GEMS ETF ( OGEM )
  • iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index Fund ( ILF )
  • BLDRS Emerging Markets 50 ADR Index Fund ( ADRE ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is ILF with an increase of 2.97% over the last 100 days. FRN has the highest percent weighting of EC at 9.72%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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