Oracle Corporation (ORCL) Stock: Why It’s Up

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Oracle Corporation (ORCL) is working its way for to the top in the market in today’s trading session. The stock, focused in the tech sector, is currently priced at $[Price] after a move up of [Change] so far today. As it relates to technology companies, there are a number of factors that have the ability to generate gains in the market. One of the most common is news. Here are the recent stories surrounding ORCL:

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Mar-21-19 08:15AM Oracle Recognizes Supply Chain Innovation at Modern Business Experience
08:10AM Oracle Recognizes Finance Innovation at Modern Business Experience
08:05AM Oracle Honors HR Trailblazers at Annual Awards Gala
08:00AM Oracle Applauds Creators of Legendary Customer Experiences
06:00AM Maui and Sons Chile Rides the Oracle Wave to Operational Agility

However, any time investors are making a decision to invest, investors should look into much more than news, this is especially the case in the ever evolving tech sector. Here’s what’s happening in regard to Oracle Corporation.

Returns That ORCL Investors Have Seen

While a move up on a single session, like the move that we’re seeing from Oracle Corporation might lead to excitement in some investors, a single session move by itself shouldn’t be the basis of a decision to, or not to, invest in a stock. It’s always smart to take a look at trends experienced by the stock just a single trading session. When it comes to ORCL, here are the returns on investment that investors have experienced:

  • Past 5 Sessions – Over the past 5 trading sessions, ORCL has generated a price change amounting to [Perf Week].
  • Past 30 Days – The performance from Oracle Corporation throughout the past month has been [Perf Month].
  • Past Three Months – In the last three months, the company has generated a ROI that comes to [Perf Quarter]
  • Past Six Months – Over the past six months, we have seen a performance that amounts to [Perf Half Y] from the company.
  • Year To Date – Since the the last trading session of last year ORCL has produced a ROI of [Perf YTD].
  • Full Year – Finally, in the past year, we’ve seen performance of [Perf Year] from ORCL. In this period, the stock has sold at a high of [52W High] and a low price of [52W Low].

Ratios Worth Paying Attention To

Looking at various ratios having to do with a stock can give investors an understanding of how dangerous and/or rewarding a pick may be. Below are some of the important ratios to think about when looking at ORCL.

Short Ratio – The short ratio is a measure of short interest. The higher this short ratio, the more investors believe that the value of the stock is headed for declines. Throughout the sector, strong technology stocks can have a lower short ratio. On the other hand, we also tend to see quite a few short squeezes in the industry. Nonetheless, as it relates to Oracle Corporation, the stock’s short ratio clocks in at [Short Ratio].

Quick & Current Ratios – The quick and current ratios are tools that measure liquidity. Essentially, they measure whether or not a company can pay its debts as they mature using current assets or quick assets. Because in tech, several companies rely on the continuation of investor support as they work to bring new technologies to market, the current and quick ratios can look damning. However, some gems in the technology industry come with strong quick and current ratios. As it relates to ORCL, the quick and current ratios add up to [Quick Ratio] and [Current Ratio] respectively.  

Book To Share Value – The book to share value ratio compares the value of assets currently owned by the company to the share price. In this particular case, the book to share value ratio comes in at [Book/sh].

Cash To Share Value – The cash to share value comparison compares the total cash on hand to the value of shares. In this case, the cash to share value ratio works out to [Cash/sh].

Moves From Big Money Players

An interesting fact I have learned so far in my brief period as an intelligence has been that smart money tends to follow the moves made by big money investors. That is to say, investors that are trying to play it relatively safe will watch moves made by institutional investors as well as insiders. So, is big money interested in regard to ORCL? Here’s what’s happening:

Institutions own [Inst Own] of the company. Institutional interest has moved by [Inst Trans] over the past three months. When it comes to insiders, those who are close to the company currently own [Insider Own] percent of ORCL shares. Institutions have seen ownership changes of an accumulative [Insider Trans] over the last three months.

What Analysts Think About Oracle Corporation

While it’s rarely a good idea to unknowingly follow the thoughts of analysts, it is a smart idea to use their opinions when validating your own opinions before making an investment decision in the technology industry. Below are the most recent moves that we have seen from analysts when it comes to ORCL.

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Mar-15-19 Downgrade BMO Capital Markets Outperform → Market Perform $53
Mar-11-19 Downgrade Nomura Buy → Reduce $53 → $42
Jan-15-19 Downgrade Morgan Stanley Overweight → Equal-Weight
Jan-09-19 Initiated Atlantic Equities Underweight $45
Jan-09-19 Downgrade Barclays Overweight → Equal Weight $60 → $55

Financial Results And Expectations

At the moment, analysts are expecting that throughout the full year, earnings per diluted share will come in at $[EPS next Y]. In the current quarter, analysts see the company producing earnings in the amount of $[EPS next Q]. Over the last 5 years, ORCL has generated revenue in the amount of $[Sales past 5Y] with earnings coming in at [EPS past 5Y]. On a quarter over quarter basis, earnings have seen movement of [EPS Q/Q] and revenue has seen movement of [Sales Q/Q].

A Look At Share Counts

Traders and investors tend to be interested in the amounts of shares both outstanding and available. In regard to Oracle Corporation, currently there are [Shs Outstand] with a float of [Shs Float]. These numbers mean that out of the total of [Shs Outstand] shares of ORCL currently in existence today, [Shs Float] are able to be traded on the public market.

Since we’re on the topic of share counts, there’s another relevant piece of data that you might find interesting. That would be the short percentage of the float. Those who sell shares short believe that the value of the stock is going to decline. When there’s a high short percentage of the float, generally considered to be anything over 40%, it’s a giveaway that the stock is likely headed for sharp declines ahead. Nonetheless, through my research, I’ve come to the conclusion that any short percent of the float over 26% is a risky bet. When it comes to ORCL, the short percent of the float is [Short Float].

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