Encana (ECA) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Buy" by Analysts

ECA has been the topic of a number of other research reports. The company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Wednesday, October 25. In Thursday, March 22 report Canaccord Genuity maintained the stock with "Buy" rating. Listed here are Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) PTs and latest ratings. Altacorp upgraded the shares of ECA in report on Tuesday, February 6 to "Buy" rating. They noted that the move was a valuation call. On Friday, January 26 the stock of Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) has "Buy" rating given by GMP Securities. Gratia Capital Llc sold 90,502 shares as La Quinta Hldgs Inc (LQ)'s stock rose 2.08%. GMP Securities maintained it with "Buy" rating and $15.0 target in Tuesday, December 12 report.

Shares of ECA stock opened at $12.73 on Thursday. The company's P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 10.73 and Forward P/E ratio of 12.57. The California-based Strategic Global Advsr Limited Com has invested 0.06% in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). The recent change has given its price a 14.45% lead over SMA 50 and -11.04% deficit over its 52-week high. After $0.15 earnings per share was revealed last quarter, analysts now see EPS growth of 40.00 % for Encana Corporation. The stock increased 0.17% or $0.025 during the last trading session, reaching $14.565. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the previous year is C$16.83. The third largest holder is Davis Selected Advisers, which now holds $781.89 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents almost 6.31% of its market capitalization. Return on Assets (ROA) value of the stock is 5.5 Percent.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 29th were paid a dividend of $0.015 per share. The stock of Encana Corporation (TSE:ECA) has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, May 31 by Raymond James. This represents a $0.06 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.56%. Encana's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 13.95%. Scotia Capital downgraded the shares of ECA in report on Friday, June 30 to "Sector Perform" rating. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $11.16 per share, for a total transaction of $111,600.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 10,600 shares in the company, valued at $112,572. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Margaret Anne Mckenzie purchased 10,000 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 16th. Mcmillion Capital Management Inc sold 50,928 shares as the company's stock declined 23.20% with the market. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. The volume of the company in the last trading session was 12.14 Million. It dived, as 153 investors sold GE shares while 921 reduced holdings. Mackenzie Financial Corp grew its position in shares of Encana by 481.4% in the fourth quarter. The fund owned 38,235 shares of the oil and gas company's stock after purchasing an additional 5,901 shares during the period. Tuttle Tactical Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Encana during the 4th quarter worth approximately $883,000.

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For a total of 396,363 shares it reduced its holding in Microsemi Corp (NASDAQ:MSCC) by 59,460 shares in the quarter, and has cut its stake in Huntsman Corp (NYSE:HUN). Meiji Yasuda Life Ins stated it has 0.5% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). BlackRock Inc. now owns 25,830,298 shares of the oil and gas company's stock valued at $344,316,000 after purchasing an additional 952,915 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 68.40% of the company's stock.

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Encana Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration, development, production, and marketing of natural gas, oil, and natural gas liquids in Canada and the United States.The firm is worth $11.89 billion.

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