Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL)

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Current price level places the company's stock about -14.61% from the 52-week high and 44.51% away from the 52-week low.

It is widely believed that the more practical proxy for the market's expectations is analyst's consensus price estimates. Therefore, stock prices are sometime established based on the expectations that prospective investors have for the future earnings power of the firm. Macquarie Maintains the company's stock to Outperform on 9/16/16 by setting a price target of $49. Credit Suisse Group AG restated a neutral rating on shares of Oracle Corp.in a research report on Thursday, December 22nd. The firm had put out a Buy rating. The legal version of this report can be viewed at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/02/15/oracle-corporation-orcl-rating-lowered-to-sell-at-zacks-investment-research.html. ORCL right now sits at consensus rating of 2.30 while 14 analysts have advocated the shares as "BUY", 8 calls it an "OUTPERFORM" and 13 suggest "HOLD". Oracle Corporation has a 52 week low of $35.77 and a 52 week high of $42.00. (NYSE:ORCL) opened at 38.69 on Monday. The stock's current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is 3.2% where SMA50 and SMA200 are 4.7% and 4.66% respectively. Oracle Corporation had a return on equity of 21.33% and a net margin of 23.69%. (NYSE:ORCL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December 15th. The enterprise software provider reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.60 by $0.01. The Company's year to date (YTD) performance is now positive at 8.59%. One quarter earlier, revenue for the stock was at $8.61 billion, with earnings at $0.55/share. Inside the closing six months period the stock's performance raised 1.71% while overall yearly performance gained 15.28%.

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The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, January 26th. Comparatively, growth in the past five years was 0.08 percent (per annum). The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, January 3rd.

The Average Volume of the company is 9.24 Million, while the Relative Volume of the company is 0.73. Oracle Corporation's dividend payout ratio is 28.99%. The company's shares were closed at $109.00. The standard deviation of the price stands at $3.2. The stock presently has an average rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $44.19. Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $3.22 on the company shares. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.06, for a total transaction of $146,475.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 52,654 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $2,038,762.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 3,016 shares of the enterprise software provider's stock valued at $124,000 after buying an additional 963 shares during the period.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in ORCL. The company has a market cap of $167.55B and now has 4.05B shares outstanding. Majedie Asset Management Ltd boosted its stake in Oracle Corporation by 2.5% in the third quarter. It has a past 5-day performance of -0.96 percent and trades at an average volume of 4.32M shares. The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of 7.6 percent. Finally, Enterprise Financial Services Corp boosted its stake in Oracle Corp.by 0.8% in the second quarter. First Citizens Bank & Trust Co. now owns 184,655 shares of the enterprise software provider's stock valued at $7,558,000 after buying an additional 178,285 shares during the period.

Oracle Corporation is one of the worlds leading suppliers of software for information management. The Company's businesses include cloud and on-premise software, hardware and services.

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