Digging Up the Facts on Oracle Corporation (ORCL)

Stock is now moving with a positive distance from the 200 day simple moving average of approximately 10.87%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of 18.42% which means the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price. Susquehanna Group Inc Limited Liability Partnership invested 0.03% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL).

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of ORCL. Nonetheless, from here on out, earnings per share forecasts for the current quarter are $0.67. State Street Corp now owns 122,008,115 shares of the enterprise software provider's stock valued at $4,691,214,000 after buying an additional 3,341,689 shares in the last quarter. Highland Private Wealth Management raised its position in shares of Oracle by 1.2% in the fourth quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 3,151 shares of the enterprise software provider's stock valued at $124,000 after buying an additional 135 shares in the last quarter. Gradient Investments LLC now owns 2,548 shares of the enterprise software provider's stock valued at $114,000 after buying an additional 1,132 shares during the last quarter. Fiduciary Management Inc. WI bought a new stake in Oracle during the fourth quarter worth $263,566,000. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. now owns 15,091 shares of the enterprise software provider's stock valued at $593,000 after buying an additional 7,400 shares during the last quarter.

Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) traded at a yearly high level of $46.99 during the last trading session. Oracle Co. The company has a market cap of $185.49 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.32 and a beta of 1.14. The current share price indicate that stock is -47.50% away from its one year high and is moving 80.66% ahead of its 52-week low. Oracle Corporation has recorded a 50-day average of $44.69 and a two hundred day average of $41.40. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 17.13% since October 4, 2016 and is uptrending. The enterprise software provider reported $0.69 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $9.27 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.25 billion.

Now the P/E of Oracle Corporation stands at 21.35. Over the past 2 quarters, the stock is up 19.79%, compared with a gain of almost 13.99% for 3 months and about 3.13% for the past 30 days. On average, equities research analysts expect that Oracle Co. will post $2.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, April 26th. The ex-dividend date was Monday, April 10th. After having $0.63 EPS previously, Oracle Corporation's analysts see 15.87% EPS growth. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.68%. Oracle's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is now 28.99%.

Tortoise MLP Fund, Inc.is a non-diversified, closed-end management investment company. (NYSE:ORCL) by 1.6% during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. If you are viewing this news story on another site, it was stolen and reposted in violation of worldwide trademark & copyright law. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) earned "Sector Weight" rating by Pacific Crest on Monday, October 19.

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Several brokerages have issued reports on ORCL. Drexel Hamilton reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $47.00 price objective on shares of Oracle in a research report on Wednesday, January 18th. Benchmark Co. initiated coverage on Oracle in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. The mean target of $48.00 should be compared with the price when the stock was languishing around $37.31 a share.

Among 27 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 18 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Benchmark maintained the shares of ORCL in report on Friday, April 28 with "Buy" rating.

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has analysts' mean recommendation of 2.20. Vetr's price target suggests a potential upside of 4.07% from the company's previous close.

In other Oracle news, insider Jeffrey Henley sold 400,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 16th. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 400,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $18,644,000. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Mark V. Hurd sold 700,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 16th.

The stock subtracted in the prior trading session by -0.81%, closing at the stock price of $45.16.

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