Analysts Insights on Encana Corp (ECA)

Encana Corporation (ECA) now has a Return on Assets (ROA) value of 5.4 Percent. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 37,687 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $441,000 after buying an additional 11,642 shares during the last quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale’s holdings in Encana Corporation were worth $123,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. The institutional investor purchased 45,000 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock, valued at approximately $396,000. The market capitalization of the company is at $9.33 Billion.

The company reported an impressive total revenue of 2.92 Billion in the last fiscal year. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 22,637,700 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $265,086,000 after purchasing an additional 994,074 shares during the period. FMR LLC increased its position in Encana Corporation by 6.3% in the first quarter. About 7.82M shares traded. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 154,065 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $1,804,000 after purchasing an additional 675 shares during the period. Noting its average daily volume at 1.88 million shares each day over the month, this signifies a pretty significant change over the norm. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 19,898 shares of the oil and gas company’s stock worth $233,000 after purchasing an additional 124 shares during the period.

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Encana Corporation (ECA) closed its previous trading session at $9.59 with the gain of 0.84%. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $9.50 and a 200 day moving average price of $10.41. The relative volume of the stock is 0.75, while its market cap is $9.08 Billion. Looking out over the past year, company shares have been recorded -4.93% off the 52 week high and 144.39% away from the low over the same period. The oil and gas company reported $0.18 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.15. Average estimation for the current quarter has been provided by 17 analysts. Encana Corporation had a return on equity of 6.25% and a net margin of 19.09%. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.15/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 500%. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Encana Corporation’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.15 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $0.53 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.16 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.16 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.20 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.24 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $0.76 EPS.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th.

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