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Diverse Stocks in Expert’s Opinion: International Business Machines (NYSE:IBM), Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC)

Monday bloom on International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE:IBM) [Trend Analysis], stock slightly up around 0.72% in early session as its gaining volume of 1.61 Million. As consumers gear up for Cyber Monday, the largest online shopping day of the year, cybercriminals are also preparing to take advantage of deal-seekers. IBM (NYSE:IBM) X-Force researchers are monitoring malicious activity closely to help organizations and consumers stay safe during the holiday shopping season. With 36 percent of consumers planning to shop online[1] on Cyber Monday, it’s critical for consumers to be on high alert.

IBM X-Force researchers have already seen cybercriminals actively masking malicious malware in emails to consumers disguised as major retailers sending out Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals and package shipment tracking details. When a user clicks on the package tracking URL, instead of going to the retailer, they download a malicious malware such as Locky Ransomware, which can lock a user out of their computer and encrypt all of their files, requiring them to pay a ransom to regain access.

The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of 2.09%, which maintained for the month at 8.44%. Similarly, the positive performance for the quarter recorded as 3.98% and for the year was 22.72%, while the YTD performance remained at 23.06%. IBM has Average True Range for 14 days of 2.17.

Ecopetrol SA (NYSE:EC) [Trend Analysis] pretends to be active mover, stock Dropped around -1.21% to traded at $8.14. Ecopetrol S.A. (NYSE: EC) hereby announces that on November 25, 2016, as established in the Offering Notice of Second Stage, the Company published the offering notice regarding the third auction for the second stage of Ecopetrol’s equity divestment plan for its shares in Empresa de Energía de Bogota S.A. E.S.P. (EEB) in a newspaper widely circulated in Colombia.

The third auction is part of the second stage of the equity divestment plan and the purpose is to offer publicly, in Colombia and/or abroad, the shares that were not acquired during the first and second auctions. The public offering will be conducted prior to the start of common stock trading in the Colombian Stock Exchange on December 6, 2016, in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Divestment Regulation and the applicable addenda.

The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.50 as current ratio, on the other side the debt to equity ratio was 1.20, and long-term debt to equity ratio remained 1.20. The Company has gross margin of 27.50% and profit margin was negative -9.50% in trailing twelve months. (Read Latest [Free Analytic] Facts on NYSE:EC and Be Updated)

To accommodate long-term intention, the firm has diverse dividend or yield record, EC has Dividend Yield of 12.78% and experts calculate Return on Investment of 0.90%. The firm has Profit Margin of negative -9.50%.

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About Blake Escott

Blake Escott holds junior writer position in SWR. Before joining Streetwise Report, he was a freelance content Writer. He has high-level copywriting experience and particularly experienced in proofreading and editing. He covers news about different companies including all US market sectors. Interests: Commodities, Energy stocks, Sector-wise Stocks analysis, Utilities

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