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Anticipated $0.21 EPS for Encana Corporation (ECA) on May, 1

In the last five years, the company's full-year sales growth remained over -2.90% a year on average and the company's earnings per share moved by an average rate of 1.19. In Monday, November 20 report Barclays Capital maintained it with "Overweight" rating and $14 target.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was off 48 points, or 0.20%, to 23,975, as a rally by Boeing Co. following better-than-predictable earnings and an upbeat outlook wasn't enough to lift the index into positive territory.

Among 13 analysts covering Encana Corp (NYSE:ECA), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold.

Maximum and minimum EPS estimate for the current quarter is projected at $0.22 and $0.04, respectively, according to 15 analysts. Encana had a return on equity of 17.15% and a net margin of 34.15%. Raymond James initiated the shares of ECA in report on Wednesday, May 31 with "Outperform" rating. They set a "buy" rating for the company. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Monday, March 12 by BMO Capital Markets. They noted that the move was a valuation call. The stock of Encana Corporation (NYSE:ECA) has "Outperform" rating given on Wednesday, March 7 by Evercore.

When looking at the investment recommendation on say a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being a strong buy, 3 a hold, and 5 a sell), P is given a 2.60 while 1.70 placed for ECA.

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ECA traded up $0.05 during trading on Thursday, hitting $12.75. The company has a quick ratio of 1.37, a current ratio of 1.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.62.

Boston Scientific Corporation has noticeable recent volatility credentials; price volatility of stock was 1.68% for a week and 2.27% for a month. Nexus Investment Management Inc who had been investing in Encana Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $12.41B market cap company. The recent session has given its stock price a 58.55% upward lead over its 52-week low and showed lower move of -11.25% over its 52-week high.

Trading volume, or volume, is the number of shares or contracts that indicates the overall activity of a security or market for a given period. Shares buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued. It also reduced its holding in Dun & Bradstreet Corp Del Ne (NYSE:DNB) by 6,000 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 8,870 shares, and cut its stake in Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT). Castleark Management LLC lifted its stake in shares of Encana by 15.5% in the 4th quarter. Finally, Quadrature Capital Ltd bought a new position in shares of Encana in the 4th quarter worth $2,827,000. This buyback authorization permits the oil and gas company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. To make a proper assessment, investors seek a sound estimate of this year's and next year's earnings per share (EPS), as well as a strong sense of how much the company will earn even farther down the road. Volume gives an investor an idea of the price action of a security and whether he should buy or sell the security. At present time the stock is moving 12.98% away to its 200-day moving average. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Mraz Amerine & Associates Inc sold 638 shares as the company's stock declined 3.66% with the market. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $10.93 per share, for a total transaction of $21,860.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 22,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $245,520. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders acquired 24,500 shares of company stock valued at $267,185. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 15th were issued a $0.015 dividend. This represents a $0.06 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 14th. Encana's payout ratio is 13.95%.

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