Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

What Do Analysts Say About Oracle Corporation (ORCL)

The institutional investor held 226,920 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $10.97 million, down from 237,723 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Vulcan Value Partners Llc who had been investing in Oracle Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $218.28 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.51% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $53.24. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 14.08% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.62% the S&P500.

Christopher A. Winham decreased its stake in Six Flags Entmt Corp New (SIX) by 16.72% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Insiders have sold 1,956,250 shares of company stock valued at $98,316,475 over the last 90 days. The institutional investor held 963,872 shares of the other consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $19.57M, up from 907,372 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

The stock increased 0.03% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $35.1. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.40, for a total value of $181,500.00. Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE:FC) has risen 33.77% since March 13, 2017 and is uptrending. Westwood Management Corp who had been investing in Carnival Corp. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It also reduced its holding in Fedex Corp (NYSE:FDX) by 5,449 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 145,390 shares, and cut its stake in Powershares Qqq Trust (QQQ). 195,257 were accumulated by Highland Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation. Tiaa Cref Mgmt Ltd Liability owns 6.08M shares. Foster And Motley reported 234,659 shares. Karpas Strategies Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 2,950 shares. Welch Forbes Ltd Company accumulated 158,455 shares. Seizert Prns Ltd Llc owns 646,318 shares for 1.15% of their portfolio. It also upped Dycom Inds Inc (Prn) stake by 2.00M shares and now owns 7.00M shares. Northstar Grp Inc holds 0.32% or 11,440 shares in its portfolio. Cambridge Advisors owns 10,370 shares for 0.19% of their portfolio. 15,029 were reported by Commercial Bank Of Stockton. Ntv Asset Management Limited Com holds 0.07% or 5,030 shares.

Analysts await Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) to report earnings on April, 20. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,990 shares of the enterprise software provider's stock worth $100,000 after purchasing an additional 1,800 shares in the last quarter. SLB's profit will be $568.24M for 41.52 P/E if the $0.41 EPS becomes a reality. The enterprise software provider reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.02.

Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc, which manages about $954.83 million and $750.30M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Alphabet Inc Class C by 1,452 shares to 22,290 shares, valued at $21.38M in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

The Relative Volume of the company is 0.94 and Average Volume (3 months) is 16.82 million. Shares for $209,640 were sold by Oliveira Orlando on Thursday, March 8. It worsened, as 3 investors sold FC shares while 20 reduced holdings.

Among 39 analysts covering Schlumberger Limited.

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Among 38 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 28 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 75% are positive. Oracle had 106 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) has "Equal Weight" rating given on Thursday, January 7 by Barclays Capital. The firm has "Buy" rating by Drexel Hamilton given on Wednesday, June 21.

In other Oracle news, Director Hector Garcia-Molina sold 3,750 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Friday, December 15th. The stock has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $55.38. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs on Tuesday, September 27 to "Neutral". Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Buy" rating and $52.0 target in Sunday, September 10 report. Finally, Vetr downgraded shares of Oracle from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and set a $51.30 target price on the a research report on Thursday, February 15th. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Buy" on Thursday, September 14.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.15 in Q3 2017.

On 9/14/2017 Oracle announced a quarterly dividend of $0.19 1.57% with an ex dividend date of 10/10/2017 which will be payable on 10/25/2017. It is positive, as 67 investors sold ORCL shares while 498 reduced holdings. 122 funds opened positions while 519 raised stakes. Invest Centers Of America Inc owns 9,929 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. University Of Notre Dame Du Lac owns 97,388 shares. Capital Advsrs Limited Lc invested in 4,550 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Omers Administration Corporation holds 63,700 shares. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.61 EPS. equities research analysts expect that Oracle Co. will post 2.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Mechanics National Bank Department holds 1.38% or 119,447 shares in its portfolio. 702,195 are owned by Federated Incorporated Pa. Jones Fincl Lllp holds 0.03% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) or 242,591 shares. OTR Global lowered Oracle to a "positive" rating in a research note on Friday. Pzena Management Limited Liability Com has invested 2.54% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). (NYSE:FC). Modera Wealth Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 28,031 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Waters Parkerson Limited Liability has 548,245 shares.

Boston Common Asset Management Llc, which manages about $24.33 billion and $802.30M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Apache Corp Com (NYSE:APA) by 41,615 shares to 16,886 shares, valued at $773,000 in 2017Q3, according to the filing.

While looking at the Stock's Performance, Oracle Corporation now shows a Weekly Performance of 5.27%, where Monthly Performance is 8.39%, Quarterly performance is 9.4%, 6 Months performance is 2.4% and yearly performance percentage is 24.81%.

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