Encana Corp

ECA-T

TSE:ECA

4.96
0.23 (4.43%)
Encana Corporation produces, transports and markets natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids. It was formed in 2002 and descends from the 19th century Canadian Pacific Railway and 'Canadian Pacific Oil and Gas' in the 20th century, respectively.
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PARTIAL SELL
PARTIAL SELL
August 17, 2020
Just beat earnings and have increased production. Cheap valuation compared to peers. But it's getting more expensive heading into 2021. There's no growth here, but that goes with the entire oil patch. The real issue is will they survive. Their balance sheet is getting better, but still high for a blue-chip name. You'll be saved if oil and price prices massively spike. Take profits if it's in an unregistered account.
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Encana Corp (ECA-T)
August 17, 2020
Just beat earnings and have increased production. Cheap valuation compared to peers. But it's getting more expensive heading into 2021. There's no growth here, but that goes with the entire oil patch. The real issue is will they survive. Their balance sheet is getting better, but still high for a blue-chip name. You'll be saved if oil and price prices massively spike. Take profits if it's in an unregistered account.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 17, 2020
Weakness in share price recently is related to their moving HQ into the US. Their strategy for the move is to trigger share buying in the US as they become part of a larger market index, he thinks. There is no guarantee this will happen in the US, so this is a pretty risky strategy. In the meantime, they are selling off as their are dropping off the TSX60 index. It is cheap on a number of valuation metrics, but it is still so caught up in the lack of momentum in all energy stocks that he would stay away. The stock will face a 5:1 consolidation when they adopt the new US company name. The new ticker is expected to be OVV.
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Encana Corp (ECA-T)
January 17, 2020
Weakness in share price recently is related to their moving HQ into the US. Their strategy for the move is to trigger share buying in the US as they become part of a larger market index, he thinks. There is no guarantee this will happen in the US, so this is a pretty risky strategy. In the meantime, they are selling off as their are dropping off the TSX60 index. It is cheap on a number of valuation metrics, but it is still so caught up in the lack of momentum in all energy stocks that he would stay away. The stock will face a 5:1 consolidation when they adopt the new US company name. The new ticker is expected to be OVV.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
January 3, 2020

In a way the new company will become an orphan. It is still thought of as mostly a natural gas play. The new ticker will become OVV in the US. He would prefer ARX, instead.

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January 3, 2020

In a way the new company will become an orphan. It is still thought of as mostly a natural gas play. The new ticker will become OVV in the US. He would prefer ARX, instead.

COMMENT
COMMENT
January 2, 2020
They have a very solid CEO but they are in a really tough business, being gas focused. They are shifting more to the US where you can get a better price.
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Encana Corp (ECA-T)
January 2, 2020
They have a very solid CEO but they are in a really tough business, being gas focused. They are shifting more to the US where you can get a better price.
SPECULATIVE BUY
SPECULATIVE BUY
December 27, 2019
Is switching to American good? Canadian companies move south to pay lower taxes. ECA's overall cash flow will grow modestly. The price of oil is expected to rise, so that's a tailwind. ECA ranks in the middle for him. This is probably a trade, but other gas companies are better.
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Encana Corp (ECA-T)
December 27, 2019
Is switching to American good? Canadian companies move south to pay lower taxes. ECA's overall cash flow will grow modestly. The price of oil is expected to rise, so that's a tailwind. ECA ranks in the middle for him. This is probably a trade, but other gas companies are better.
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 24, 2019
It's trying to form a base now. Fine to hold it. He predicts a general market pullback in January. If this falls below $4, then sell. 2020-21 will show upside after slipping first. Start building oil positions sometime in 2020. He prefers infotech and financials, though.
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Encana Corp (ECA-T)
December 24, 2019
It's trying to form a base now. Fine to hold it. He predicts a general market pullback in January. If this falls below $4, then sell. 2020-21 will show upside after slipping first. Start building oil positions sometime in 2020. He prefers infotech and financials, though.
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 23, 2019
Their move to the US may trigger write-offs he thinks. It could be rocky for a while, but longer term will do okay. Energy prices will be integral, of course. He hates the new name.
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Encana Corp (ECA-T)
December 23, 2019
Their move to the US may trigger write-offs he thinks. It could be rocky for a while, but longer term will do okay. Energy prices will be integral, of course. He hates the new name.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 10, 2019
Short-term, when a Canadian company moves to the States, it loses a lot of shareholders. Also, they made an acquisition at the start of 2019, so they carry a lot of debt. He isn't sure that this will turnaround soon. ECA used to be big holding in Canadian portfolios, which he suspects will be unwound. Meanwhile, pension money is flowing into private equity which is buying....energy. It's convoluted--people are selling oil stocks to buy private equity which is buying oil.
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Encana Corp (ECA-T)
December 10, 2019
Short-term, when a Canadian company moves to the States, it loses a lot of shareholders. Also, they made an acquisition at the start of 2019, so they carry a lot of debt. He isn't sure that this will turnaround soon. ECA used to be big holding in Canadian portfolios, which he suspects will be unwound. Meanwhile, pension money is flowing into private equity which is buying....energy. It's convoluted--people are selling oil stocks to buy private equity which is buying oil.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
November 15, 2019
Their decision to move to the US to attract more investors is not likely to work. They are competing with massive Permian producers. He discredits the CEO who joined, earned $70 million in compensation, but has only invested in $1 million in company shares. He can't back someone like that.
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Encana Corp (ECA-T)
November 15, 2019
Their decision to move to the US to attract more investors is not likely to work. They are competing with massive Permian producers. He discredits the CEO who joined, earned $70 million in compensation, but has only invested in $1 million in company shares. He can't back someone like that.
COMMENT
COMMENT
November 5, 2019
Will hiding their Canadian identity help this stock? It's a difficult issue in the oil sector. Mind you, the CEO has been living in the States. Changing their name won't make a difference. Margins and production growth will matter, instead. ECA's move to the US speak to something more ominous in Canadian oil: it's difficult to raise capital here. Fossil fuels are going through an existential crisis with parts of the world not wanting oil anymore. Oil is like tobacco, going down a difficult path that people don't want to own, but at least a person can choose to smoke.
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Encana Corp (ECA-T)
November 5, 2019
Will hiding their Canadian identity help this stock? It's a difficult issue in the oil sector. Mind you, the CEO has been living in the States. Changing their name won't make a difference. Margins and production growth will matter, instead. ECA's move to the US speak to something more ominous in Canadian oil: it's difficult to raise capital here. Fossil fuels are going through an existential crisis with parts of the world not wanting oil anymore. Oil is like tobacco, going down a difficult path that people don't want to own, but at least a person can choose to smoke.
BUY
BUY
October 22, 2019
You're brave to be in energy now. He is. Valued stocks are selling at a major discount here. Look for free cash flow that can grow production and dividends. Encana is one of the best in this sector. It's a bargain now, but not for the weak of heart and you'd need to hold this a long time. They have good positions with many operations in the U.S. They're profitable.
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Encana Corp (ECA-T)
October 22, 2019
You're brave to be in energy now. He is. Valued stocks are selling at a major discount here. Look for free cash flow that can grow production and dividends. Encana is one of the best in this sector. It's a bargain now, but not for the weak of heart and you'd need to hold this a long time. They have good positions with many operations in the U.S. They're profitable.
WATCH
WATCH
October 18, 2019
The stock's been under pressure since the acquisition that investors didn't like. Core growth areas of the Permian basin and having four core production bases has helped them generate a lot of cash flow. They're starting to pay down debt and buying back stocks.
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Encana Corp (ECA-T)
October 18, 2019
The stock's been under pressure since the acquisition that investors didn't like. Core growth areas of the Permian basin and having four core production bases has helped them generate a lot of cash flow. They're starting to pay down debt and buying back stocks.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
September 13, 2019
Energy is oversold in general. ECA-T is more based in the US now. The company just doesn't seem to make as much money as others in the space. Not to say it can't go up if natural prices improve, he would just look for someone else. (Analysts’ price target is $10.00)
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September 13, 2019
Energy is oversold in general. ECA-T is more based in the US now. The company just doesn't seem to make as much money as others in the space. Not to say it can't go up if natural prices improve, he would just look for someone else. (Analysts’ price target is $10.00)
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
August 30, 2019
They just bought 4% of shares. They must prove their acquisition of Newfield of lowerng well costs (they have, by 1.4 millions wells). But US investors and hedge funds don't like this deal, so it will take time to convince them. He's owned this before as a short-term trade. There are better names, particularly in mid-caps.
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Encana Corp (ECA-T)
August 30, 2019
They just bought 4% of shares. They must prove their acquisition of Newfield of lowerng well costs (they have, by 1.4 millions wells). But US investors and hedge funds don't like this deal, so it will take time to convince them. He's owned this before as a short-term trade. There are better names, particularly in mid-caps.
COMMENT
COMMENT
August 29, 2019
It moved a fair bit of its operations to the states where they get better pricing. This stock is very cheap right now. It is probably a pretty good entry point if you believe the price of oil is going to move up. (Analysts’ price target is $10.60)
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August 29, 2019
It moved a fair bit of its operations to the states where they get better pricing. This stock is very cheap right now. It is probably a pretty good entry point if you believe the price of oil is going to move up. (Analysts’ price target is $10.60)
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Encana Corp(ECA-T) Rating

Ranking : 3 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 1

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 0

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 5

Total Signals / Votes : 6

Stockchase rating for Encana Corp is calculated according to the stock experts' signals. A high score means experts mostly recommend to buy the stock while a low score means experts mostly recommend to sell the stock.

Encana Corp(ECA-T) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Encana Corp stock symbol?

Encana Corp is a Canadian stock, trading under the symbol ECA-T on the Toronto Stock Exchange (ECA-CT). It is usually referred to as TSX:ECA or ECA-T

Is Encana Corp a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 6 stock analysts published opinions about ECA-T. 1 analyst recommended to BUY the stock. 5 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is PARTIAL SELL. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Encana Corp.

Is Encana Corp a good investment or a top pick?

Encana Corp was recommended as a Top Pick by Greg Newman on 2020-08-17. Read the latest stock experts ratings for Encana Corp.

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Is Encana Corp worth watching?

6 stock analysts on Stockchase covered Encana Corp In the last year. It is a trending stock that is worth watching.

What is Encana Corp stock price?

On 2020-01-24, Encana Corp (ECA-T) stock closed at a price of $4.96.