Oracle outlook raises concerns about growth

Mark Hurd CEO of Oracle
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16 September, 2017

Montecito Bancshares holds 0.15% or 10,973 shares.

In addition, the profit margin in cloud software must be higher than 80%. First Heartland Consultants holds 0.14% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 12,362 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $218.67 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.92 and a beta of 1.05. Given that liquidity is king in short-term, ORCL is a stock with 4.15 billion shares outstanding that normally trades 1.11% of its float. These types of traders like to get in well ahead of a large spike, so it's always a smart move to monitor unusual volume. Koenig said the beat was helped by new software license outperformance and lower foreign exchange impact. Their average price target spell out an upbeat performance - a -4% and would give USG a market capitalization of almost $4.13B. We believe the company's growing cloud market share will continue to drive top-line growth for the foreseeable future. Northstar Asset Management Ltd Company stated it has 0.18% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL).

In other Oracle Corporation news, Director Hector Garcia-Molina sold 3,750 shares of Oracle Corporation stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 17th. On a similar note, the stock is 7% above its 50-day moving average, providing a measure of support for short positions.

Oracle reported solid revenue and profit growth for its fiscal first quarter on the back of its shift to the cloud: total cloud revenues, including IaaS, jumped over 50 percent to United States dollars 1.5 billion, with SaaS revenues soaring 62 percent and PaaS rising 28 percent, Total revenues, including on-premise software and other equipment, advanced 7 percent year-on-year to USD 9.21 billion. Oracle Corporation (ORCL) received interesting focus from Active Investors and it has been trading on front line as comparing to it past average volume.

Additionally, Oracle's guidance for the fiscal second-quarter revenue growth came in at 3 percent at the midpoint versus estimates of 5.3 percent, according to the website Sentieo. Total adjusted revenue rose about 7 percent to $9.21 billion, handily beating expectations of $9.03 billion. The company also announced a dividend paid on Wednesday August 2nd, 2017. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, October 11th will be issued a $0.19 dividend. This dividend represents a yield of $1.44. Oracle Corporation's payout ratio is now 28.99%. Most recently, in July 2017, Thomas Kurian, the President-Product Development of ORCL sold 750,000 shares for a total of $37,837,500. It also upped Fortive Corp stake by 29,711 shares and now owns 65,365 shares. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. For the quarter, shares have been noted at 18.15%.

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On September 15 Barclays left the stock rating at "Buy" and raised the price target from $48.00 to $61.00.

Shares of Oracle Corp. Analysts giving shares a rating of 1 or 2 would be indicating a Buy. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and thirty-two have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock.

Experts say cloud has become so important to Oracle that the company has made a decision to only give top executives their performance options if Oracle "significantly grows its cloud business", according to a regulatory filing from earlier this month. It provides services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service.


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