How Should Investors View Oracle Corporation (ORCL) Insider Trading?

As of Friday close, Oracle Corporation’s (NYSE:ORCL) stock was up $0.44, moving up 0.62 percent to $71.17. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 8,095,920 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.32 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 7,216,520, while in the previous 50 days, it was 8,459,632.

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Since last month, ORCL stock retreated -10.76%. Shares of the company fell to $68.97 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $106.34 was reached on 01/04/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $68.97. Since the beginning of this year, ORCL’s stock price has dropped by -18.39% or -$16.04, and marked a new high 2 times. However, the stock has declined by -33.07% since its 52-week high.

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) last reported insider trading activity 40 days ago on Apr 04. James Renee Jo, the Director of the company, disposed of 6,000 shares for $84.11 on Apr 04. It resulted in a $504,663 divestment by the insider. MOORMAN CHARLES W added 15,000 shares at an average price of $83.76 on Jan 20. The insider now owns 47,454 shares following the transaction. On Dec 27, Director SELIGMAN NAOMI O sold 30,000 shares at $89.27 apiece. The transaction was valued at $2,678,016.

Valuation Metrics

The latest dividend of $0.32 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.32. On Wednesday March 10 2021, a $0.08 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 79.40% percent. In the year ended November 29, EBITDA margin amounted to 46.19%, whereas operating margins totaled 26.20%. Based on annual data, ORCL earned $32.62 billion in gross profit and brought in $40.48 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 17.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -200.30%.

In Oracle Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for November 29, it reported total debt of $72.17 billion against cash and short-term investments of $707.0 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. ORCL’s revenue rose 3.97% to $19.92 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $20.24 billion. While analysts expected Oracle Corporation to report $1.11 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.21 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 9.00%. During the quarter, the company generated $4.6 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Oracle Corporation were 116.86 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended November 29, and its total debt was $78.43 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $2.67 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Oracle Corporation’s (ORCL) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 26.37%, the RSI 9-day stood at 34.45% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Oracle Corporation price is down by -1.82% percent or -$1.32. At present, ORCL shares trade -10.42% below its 20-day simple moving average and -22.34% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -9.05% below its SMA50 and -18.78% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 17.40% and Stochastic coefficient D was 11.90%, while ATR was 2.06. Given the Stochastic reading of 28.65% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 35.91%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.33, while the 14-day reading stands at -2.14.

Analyst Ratings

Daiwa Securities launched its rating on Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) to a Neutral in a note to investors on April 01, 2022. Oracle Corporation (ORCL) has been rated Hold by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, ORCL is a sell, and 17 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 2 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Oracle Corporation stock as buy, with 7 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $89.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $70.00 – $126.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Oracle Corporation (ORCL) will achieve an average price target of $93.41.


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