November 24, 2016 - By Clifton Ray · 0 Comments
Oracle Systems (NYSE:ORCL) institutional sentiment increased to 0.95 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.15, from 0.8 in 2016Q1. The ratio is better, as 520 investment professionals increased and opened new positions, while 652 trimmed and sold holdings in Oracle Systems. The investment professionals in our partner’s database now possess: 2.33 billion shares, down from 2.41 billion shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Oracle Systems in their top 10 positions decreased from 86 to 77 for a decrease of 9. Sold All: 84 Reduced: 568 Increased: 456 New Position: 64.
Oracle Corporation provides services and products that address all aspects of corporate information technology (IT) environments, including application, platform and infrastructure. The company has a market cap of $165.46 billion. The Company’s businesses include cloud and on-premise software, hardware and services. It has a 19 P/E ratio. The Company’s cloud and on-premise software business consists of three divisions, including cloud software and on-premise software, which includes Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings, cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and software license updates and product support.
The stock increased 0.05% or $0.02 on November 23, hitting $40.1. About 11.10M shares traded hands. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has declined 1.47% since April 22, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 6.88% the S&P500.
Analysts await Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) to report earnings on December, 21. They expect $0.56 EPS, down 5.08% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.59 per share. ORCL’s profit will be $2.31B for 17.90 P/E if the $0.56 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.49 actual EPS reported by Oracle Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 14.29% EPS growth.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Oracle Corporation is one of the world’s leading suppliers of software for information management. The company develops, manufactures, markets and distributes computer software that helps corporations manage and grow their businesses. The company’s software products can be categorized into two broad areas: Systems software and Internet business applications software.”
Caledonia Investments Plc holds 13.21% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation for 862,500 shares. Black Creek Investment Management Inc. owns 2.96 million shares or 10.77% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Ruffer Llp has 9.39% invested in the company for 5.06 million shares. The Alabama-based Vulcan Value Partners Llc has invested 9.35% in the stock. First Pacific Advisors Llc, a California-based fund reported 26.67 million shares.#img1#
Ratings analysis reveals 61% of Oracle’s analysts are positive. Out of 23 Wall Street analysts rating Oracle, 14 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 9 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $37 while the high is $50. The stock’s average target of $44.13 is 10.05% above today’s ($40.1) share price. ORCL was included in 38 notes of analysts from July 30, 2015. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, July 19 by Atlantic Securities. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by Citigroup on Friday, June 17. UBS maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, March 16 report. The rating was initiated by Cowen & Co on Friday, June 24 with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform” on Wednesday, March 16. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 30 by Jefferies. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, September 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, January 8 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating given by FBR Capital on Thursday, November 5. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $40 target price in Friday, June 17 report.
Oracle Corporation (Oracle), incorporated on October 9, 2005, provides services and products that address all aspects of corporate information technology (IT) environments, including application, platform and infrastructure. The Company’s businesses include cloud and on-premise software, hardware and services. The Company’s cloud and on-premise software business consists of three divisions, including cloud software and on-premise software, which includes Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings, cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and software license updates and product support. The Company’s hardware business consists of two divisions, including hardware products and hardware support. The Company’s services business includes activities, such as consulting services, enhanced support services and education services, among others.
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By Clifton Ray