Oracle Corporation (ORCL): Here Are Some Research Recommendations

Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) finished Wednesday with an addition of $0.83 to close at $96.40, an upside of 0.87 percent. An average of 10,942,340 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $5.06 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 13,796,265 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 10,755,018.

ORCL stock has increased by 11.59% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $84.73 on 09/14/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 10/13/21, shares of the company touched a low of $55.14 and a high of $96.80 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -0.41% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

17 days have passed since Oracle Corporation (ORCL) last reported insider trading activity. HENLEY JEFFREY, who is Executive Vice Chairman, most recently acquired $156,635 shares at $90.03 per share on Sep 27. In this transaction, the insider spent $14,101,677. EVP and General Counsel, Daley Dorian, disposed of 175,000 shares at a price of $90.58 on Sep 27. The insider now owns more than $15,851,092 worth of shares. Prior to that, Executive Vice Chairman HENLEY JEFFREY went on to Sale 135,741 shares at $90.01 each on Sep 24. An amount of $12,217,477 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.48, which compares with the 29.20 for the broader industry and 37.24 for the sector. In the last five years, Oracle Corporation’s PE ratio has ranged between 66.21 and 12.52. The stock’s beta is 0.78. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 6.31, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 27.58.

Oracle Corporation pays a $1.28 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 1.33%. The company has a payout ratio of 21.50%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.32 a share, without any change from last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.08 reported on Wednesday March 10 2021. Dividends have grown by 33.33% each year over the last three years.

Oracle Corporation will next go ex-dividend on 7-Jan. The next dividend payment Oracle Corporation will make is expected to be $0.32.

On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 80.20% against a 5-year average of 79.8%. Oracle Corporation’s EBITDA margin for the year ending August 30 is 46.19%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 37.80%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $32.62 billion compared to revenue of $40.48 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Oracle Corporation’s return on assets was 11.60%, compared to 7.3% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been 17.80%, and the 5-year average is 10.8%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 272.00% and the 5-year average holds at 27.4%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 3.34 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended August 30, Oracle Corporation had $16.25 billion in cash. The analyst consensus anticipated Oracle Corporation’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.97 per share, but it turned out to be $1.03, a 6.20% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $4.18 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $2.74 billion.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Oracle Corporation (ORCL) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 13 October was 75.22%, suggesting the stock is Overbought, with historical volatility in this time frame at 15.48%.

As of today, ORCL’s price is $94.79 +5.54% or $5.06 from its 5-day moving average. ORCL is currently trading +9.88% higher than its 20-day SMA and +21.98% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +7.42% above the SMA50 and +48.60% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 88.57% and 88.94%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 2.04. With the 14-day stochastic at 94.02% and the average true range at 1.99, the RSI (14) stands at 69.90%. The stock has reached 2.89 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 3.92.

Analyst Ratings

Monness Crespi & Hardt reiterated its a Buy rating on Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL), but raised their price target to $113, indicating a potential price increase of 17.22% for the stock.The consensus rating for Oracle Corporation (ORCL) among analysts is Hold. According to current brokerage recommendations, 3 brokerage firms advise that investors sell ORCL, while 18 suggest investors hold. There are 1 analyst who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 5 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is ORCL’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $68.00 and $125.00, with a median target of $89.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Oracle Corporation (ORCL) stock is $91.27.


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