Does Wall Street Rate Oracle Corporation (ORCL) Shares A Sell?

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As of Wednesday close, Oracle Corporation’s (NYSE:ORCL) stock was up $0.44, moving up 0.54 percent to $82.56. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 6,440,740 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $2.67 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 7,453,340, while in the previous 50 days, it was 8,812,056.

Since last month, ORCL stock rose 12.88%. Shares of the company fell to $71.78 on 10/24/22, 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 $60.78. Since the beginning of this year, ORCL’s stock price has dropped by -5.33% or -$4.65, and marked a new high 2 times. However, the stock has declined by -22.36% since its 52-week high.


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ORCL stock investors should be aware that Oracle Corporation (ORCL) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 10 days ago on Nov 15. BOSKIN MICHAEL J, the Director of the company, disposed of 90,000 shares for $80.08 on Nov 15. It resulted in a $7,206,786 divestment by the insider. Screven Edward sold 200,000 shares at an average price of $74.90 on Oct 27. The insider now owns 2,543,033 shares following the transaction. On Jun 29, Chief Corporate Architect Screven Edward sold 419,174 shares at $69.22 apiece. The transaction was valued at $29,015,224.

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 77.80% percent. In the year ended August 30, operating margins totaled 22.90%. Based on annual data, ORCL earned $33.56 billion in gross profit and brought in $42.44 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 14.40%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -75.20%.

In Oracle Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for August 30, it reported total debt of $75.48 billion against cash and short-term investments of $772.0 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. ORCL’s revenue rose 13.26% to $22.84 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $21.53 billion. While analysts expected Oracle Corporation to report $1.07 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.03 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -3.70%. During the quarter, the company generated $4.09 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of Oracle Corporation were 135.76 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended August 30, and its total debt was $91.58 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $2.7 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Oracle Corporation’s (ORCL) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 12.74%, the RSI 9-day stood at 81.23% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Oracle Corporation price is up by +3.34% percent or $2.67. At present, ORCL shares trade +10.34% above its 20-day simple moving average and +14.68% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +14.48% above its SMA50 and +2.19% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 93.95% and Stochastic coefficient D was 89.35%, while ATR was 1.87. Given the Stochastic reading of 95.85% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 75.29%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 1.64, while the 14-day reading stands at 2.93.

Analyst Ratings

KeyBanc Capital Markets upgraded its rating on Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) to an Overweight in a note to investors on October 21, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Sector weight rating on the stock.Oracle Corporation (ORCL) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 2 brokerage firms, ORCL is a sell, and 17 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 1 analyst who say the stock is underweight. A total of 1 analyst rate Oracle Corporation stock as buy, with 10 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $84.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $55.00 – $120.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Oracle Corporation (ORCL) will achieve an average price target of $86.48.

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