Oracle Corp. Reports 14% Gain In Q1 Earnings

The Core Reasons To Buy Oracle Haven't Changed

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There's no question that Oracle has shed its early reservations about the promise of cloud computing, but some analysts still doubt that the company has adopted the right mindset to lead the market. It closed at $52.79 lastly. Flotek Industries Inc (NYSE:FTK) has declined 6.33% since September 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 2.62% the S&P500.

The results initially gave Oracle's shares a boost of nearly 2 percent to $53.84 in after-hours trading, but the stock was up by just 0.02 percent to $52.80 by 1:50 p.m. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 52,654 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,038,762.88. It has outperformed by 26.40% the S&P500. The enterprise software provider reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.60 by $0.02. KEY's profit will be $381.12 million for 12.77 P/E if the $0.35 EPS becomes a reality.

"I expect Q2 cloud booking growth to be strong or stronger than our Q1 growth rate", co-CEO Mark Hurd said on an a call after the earnings were released. It also increased its holding in United Rentals Inc (NYSE:URI) by 183,907 shares in the quarter, for a total of 221,165 shares, and has risen its stake in Apache Corp (NYSE:APA). This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.45%. Oracle Corporation also announced a dividend for shareholders paid on Wednesday August 2nd, 2017. Godshalk Welsh Inc holds 1.2% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 30,450 shares. Keycorp had 84 analyst reports since July 20, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy" on Thursday, September 17. On Friday, April 22 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Hold". Speaking of monthly performance, USG tapped a 14.3% gain. Goldman Sachs upgraded RWE AG (ADR) (OTCMKTS:RWEOY) on Thursday, June 8 to "Buy" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, October 24 by Stifel Nicolaus.

Investors sentiment is 0.95 in Q4 2016. The forward PEG ratio is also over 2, which again suggests one is paying almost two times growth for the company at this point. Amer Rech & invested in 0.01% or 982 shares. Dubuque Fincl Bank Tru reported 152,045 shares or 1.04% of all its holdings. Sumitomo Mitsui Tru stated it has 3.07M shares. Baldwin Brothers Inc Ma holds 0.24% or 34,404 shares. Manufacturers Life Insur The stated it has 9.34 million shares. Kcm Invest Advsrs Ltd Liability Com owns 98,524 shares or 0.25% of their USA portfolio. Shares are moving -7.27% lower on solid volume. American Assets Inv Management Lc has 65,600 shares for 0.53% of their portfolio. Whitebox Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 16,600 shares. The Michigan-based Chemical Bancorporation has invested 0.4% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Cohen Mngmt Inc, California-based fund reported 125,227 shares. (ORCL) on Thursday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $2.21 billion.

During the latest trading session Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) stock went up with a prior 52-week high of $52.89.

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Analysts have given a mean recommendation of 2.10 on this stock (A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range). Therefore 80% are positive. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.39, for a total transaction of $7,708,500.00. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, September 19 by Vertical Research.

Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has a beta of 1.05, compared to a beta of 1 for the market, which implies that the stock's price movements are more extreme than the market as a whole. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday, November 11 to "Equal-Weight". On Sunday, July 23 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with "Buy". As per Thursday, December 17, the company rating was maintained by UBS. Persimmon plc (LON:PSN) has 0.00% since September 15, 2016 and is. Its down 0.16, from 0.95 in 2016Q3.

The following firms have recently changed their position in ORCL. 37,417 are held by Walleye Trading Ltd Co.

Shares of Oracle Corporation (ORCL) opened at 52.86 on Monday. Pekin Singer Strauss Asset Management Il invested in 29,731 shares. Peoples Fincl Corp invested in 24,688 shares. Alliancebernstein Lp accumulated 0% or 72,200 shares.

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