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Encana Corp (TSE:ECA) Price Target Raised to C$19.00

13 August 2017, 03:01 | Kelvin Horton

The company is up since yesterday's close of $9.56. Geode Capital Management LLC's holdings in Encana Corporation were worth $5,358,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

In recent trading day Encana Corporation (ECA) stock showed the move of -2.25% with the closing price of $9.56. As of the end of the quarter Investec Asset Management Ltd had acquired a total of 162,543 shares growing its stake by 15.8%. Wetherby Asset Management Inc. now owns 23,644 shares of the oil and gas company's stock valued at $277,000 after buying an additional 133 shares during the period.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute divested its investment by selling 10,815 shares a decrease of 7.5% from 03/31/2017 to 06/30/2017. FMR LLC now owns 22,080,449 shares of the oil and gas company's stock valued at $258,686,000 after buying an additional 1,309,218 shares during the last quarter. However the company reported $0.04 earnings per share for the same quarter during past year. Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new stake in shares of Encana Corporation during the second quarter valued at $118,000. Bard Associates Inc owns 121,983 shares or 0.95% of their USA portfolio. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 73.10% of the company's stock.

Encana Corporation (ECA) stock was most active stock of Wall Street Market on Thursday. Check Capital Management Inc sold 18,400 shares as C S X (CSX)'s stock rose 3.79%. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $9.34 and a 200 day moving average of $10.68. The stock of Encana Corp (USA) (NYSE:ECA) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, December 4 by FirstEnergy Capital.

Encana Corporation (ECA) stock directed 10.90% toward a higher level throughout previous year and swapped 4.48% toward a strong spot during past one month.

Press coverage about Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) (TSE:ECA) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The oil and gas company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.03 by $0.15. Encana Corporation had a return on equity of 6.25% and a net margin of 19.09%. The business had revenue of $1.08 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $773.19 million. On average, equities analysts forecast that Encana Corporation will post $0.50 EPS for the current year. The company announced a dividend payable on Friday the 29th of September 2017. This represents a $0.06 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.49%. Encana Corporation's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 6.98%.

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Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on ECA shares. Barclays PLC reiterated an "overweight" rating and issued a $12.00 price objective (down previously from $15.00) on shares of Encana Corporation in a research note on Saturday, April 22nd. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a buy recommendation and fixed a $14.00 price objective on the stock of Encana Corporation in a study report on early Tue, Apr 11th. Macquarie lowered Encana Corporation from an "outperform" rating to a "neutral" rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. The ex-dividend date will be on Tuesday June 13th, 2017. The stock of Encana Corp (USA) (NYSE:ECA) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, October 6 by Jefferies.

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.

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