NYSE:ORCL - Oracle Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$47.59 +0.21 (+0.44 %)
(As of 10/19/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$47.59
Today's Range$47.35 - $48.24
52-Week Range$42.57 - $53.48
Volume17.77 million shs
Average Volume20.48 million shs
Market Capitalization$196.13 billion
P/E Ratio16.88
Dividend Yield1.60%
Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports application, platform, and infrastructure solutions for information technology (IT) environments worldwide. The company provides services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. It offers human capital and talent management, enterprise resource planning, customer experience and relationship management, procurement, supply chain management, project portfolio management, business analytics and enterprise performance management, and industry-specific application software, as well as financial management and governance, and risk and compliance applications. The company also licenses its Oracle Database for storage, retrieval, and manipulation of data; and Oracle Fusion Middleware software to build, deploy, secure, access, extend, and integrate business applications, as well as automate business processes. In addition, it provides a range of development tools, identity management, and business analytics software solutions for mobile computing development to address the development needs of businesses; Java, a software development language; and big data solutions. Further, the company provides Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, industry-specific hardware, and hardware support products, as well as operating systems, virtualization, management, and other hardware-related software. Additionally, it provides consulting services, including IT strategy alignment, enterprise architecture planning and design, initial software implementation and integration, application development and integration, security assessments, and ongoing software enhancements and upgrade services; and customer support and education services. The company serves businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, and resellers. Oracle Corporation was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Prepackaged software
Sub-IndustrySystems Software
SectorComputer and Technology


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.41
Current Ratio3.43
Quick Ratio3.43


Trailing P/E Ratio16.88
Forward P/E Ratio15.55
P/E Growth1.59

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$39.83 billion
Price / Sales4.95
Cash Flow$3.5809 per share
Price / Cash13.29
Book Value$9.32 per share
Price / Book5.11


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.82
Net Income$3.83 billion
Net Margins9.74%
Return on Equity25.60%
Return on Assets8.93%


Outstanding Shares4,139,600,000
Market Cap$196.13 billion

Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Oracle's stock symbol?

Oracle trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ORCL."

How often does Oracle pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Oracle?

Oracle announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, September 17th. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 16th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share on Tuesday, October 30th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.60%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 15th. View Oracle's Dividend History.

How will Oracle's stock buyback program work?

Oracle announced that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Monday, September 17th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $12,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 5.9% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Oracle's earnings last quarter?

Oracle Co. (NYSE:ORCL) posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, September, 17th. The enterprise software provider reported $0.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.03. The enterprise software provider earned $9.20 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $9.26 billion. Oracle had a net margin of 9.74% and a return on equity of 25.60%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up .8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.62 EPS. View Oracle's Earnings History.

When is Oracle's next earnings date?

Oracle is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, December 13th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Oracle.

What guidance has Oracle issued on next quarter's earnings?

Oracle updated its second quarter earnings guidance on Monday, September, 17th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.78-0.80 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.79. The company issued revenue guidance of growth of 0-2% to about $9.212-9.396 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $9.82 billion.

What price target have analysts set for ORCL?

28 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Oracle's shares. Their forecasts range from $47.71 to $62.00. On average, they anticipate Oracle's stock price to reach $54.0832 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 13.6% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Oracle.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Oracle?

28 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Oracle in the last year. There are currently 13 hold ratings and 15 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Oracle.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Oracle stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Oracle stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Oracle is one of the largest enterprise-grade database, middleware and application software providers. The company is benefiting from strong adoption of its cloud-based solutions. We believe that the company’s growing cloud market share will continue to drive top-line growth in the long haul. We note that partnerships with the likes of Accenture are helping the company rapidly expand its cloud-base clientele. Also, anticipated strong demand for the next-generation autonomous database supported by machine learning will boost competitive position against AWS. Nonetheless, stiff competition in the cloud is expected to hurt margins and will make revenue growth difficult. Notably, Oracle has undergone structural changes. It no longer intends to break out its cloud revenues and does not provide any guidance on SaaS, Cloud PaaS and IaaS. This move is likely to enhance investor concern about the company's outlook." (9/21/2018)
  • 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We are lowering our estimates to reflect Oracle’s clarified guidance around ASC 606 and impact from currency headwinds. Consistent with our 3Q18 CIO Survey and after speaking to several Oracle implementation partners, it appears business trends are stable. Oracle’s move to the cloud continues to be a long- term process, and this is consistent with the feedback we have heard from the channel. Remain Sector Weight." (9/12/2018)

Are investors shorting Oracle?

Oracle saw a decrease in short interest in the month of September. As of September 28th, there was short interest totalling 39,440,369 shares, a decrease of 18.3% from the September 14th total of 48,295,713 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 25,623,735 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.5 days. Approximately 1.5% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Oracle's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Oracle's key competitors?

Who are Oracle's key executives?

Oracle's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Lawrence J. Ellison, Co-Founder, Chairman & CTO (Age 74)
  • Ms. Safra Ada Catz, CEO & Director (Age 56)
  • Mr. Mark Vincent Hurd, CEO & Director (Age 61)
  • Mr. William Corey West, Exec. VP, Corp. Controller & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 56)
  • Mr. Mark E. Sunday, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 63)

Who are Oracle's major shareholders?

Oracle's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Longview Partners Guernsey LTD (0.47%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.18%), First Manhattan Co. (0.10%), Factory Mutual Insurance Co. (0.06%), Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD (0.06%) and Aperio Group LLC (0.05%). Company insiders that own Oracle stock include Bruce R Chizen, Dorian Daley, Edward Screven, George H Conrades, Hector Garcia-Molina, Jeffrey Berg, Jeffrey Henley, John F Fowler, Mark V Hurd, Michael J Boskin, Naomi O Seligman, Renee Jo James, Safra Catz, Thomas Kurian and W Corey West. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Oracle.

Which major investors are selling Oracle stock?

ORCL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DNB Asset Management AS, Swedbank, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC, Longview Partners Guernsey LTD, First Manhattan Co., Strs Ohio and Oakbrook Investments LLC. Company insiders that have sold Oracle company stock in the last year include Dorian Daley, Edward Screven, Hector Garcia-Molina, Jeffrey Berg, Jeffrey Henley, Naomi O Seligman, Safra Catz, Thomas Kurian and W Corey West. View Insider Buying and Selling for Oracle.

Which major investors are buying Oracle stock?

ORCL stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD, Seven Eight Capital LP, LGT Capital Partners LTD., First Hawaiian Bank, CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp, Smith Shellnut Wilson LLC ADV, Douglas Lane & Associates LLC and Factory Mutual Insurance Co.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Oracle.

How do I buy shares of Oracle?

Shares of ORCL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Oracle's stock price today?

One share of ORCL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $47.59.

How big of a company is Oracle?

Oracle has a market capitalization of $196.13 billion and generates $39.83 billion in revenue each year. The enterprise software provider earns $3.83 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.82 on an earnings per share basis. Oracle employs 137,000 workers across the globe.

What is Oracle's official website?

The official website for Oracle is http://www.oracle.com.

How can I contact Oracle?

Oracle's mailing address is 500 ORACLE PARKWAY, REDWOOD CITY CA, 94065. The enterprise software provider can be reached via phone at 650-506-7000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Oracle (NYSE ORCL)

Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  1,809 (Thanks for Voting!)
Underperform Votes:  1,180 (Thanks for Voting!)
Total Votes:  2,989
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This page was last updated on 10/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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