Argus Downgrade Oracle Corporation [ORCL]. What else is Wall St. saying?

Oracle Corporation [NYSE: ORCL] traded at a high on 08/04/20, posting a 0.04 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $56.00. The company report on July 21, 2020 that Oracle Cloud Simplifies Enterprise Network Complexity.

Flexible Oracle SD-WAN Orchestration Cloud delivers secure and automated network management.

Enterprises are rapidly adopting a cloud-based core for IT operations and administration that require resiliency, availability and security. Running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle SD-WAN Orchestration Cloud (OSOC) makes it simple to integrate multiple clouds while managing traffic across networks. This new offering is part of the Oracle SD-WAN portfolio of solutions that provide a high-performing network for services such as remote office WAN, IoT, contact centers, unified communications and collaboration.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 6363691 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Oracle Corporation stands at 1.22% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.43%.

The market cap for ORCL stock reached $171.23 billion, with 3.09 billion shares outstanding and 1.92 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 12.89M shares, ORCL reached a trading volume of 6363691 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Oracle Corporation [ORCL]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ORCL shares is $54.10 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ORCL stock is a recommendation set at 2.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Argus have made an estimate for Oracle Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on June 19, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on June 01, 2020, representing the official price target for Oracle Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $55, while Exane BNP Paribas analysts kept a Outperform rating on ORCL stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Oracle Corporation is set at 0.83, with the Price to Sales ratio for ORCL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.38. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 14.32, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 14.08. Price to Free Cash Flow for ORCL in the course of the last twelve months was 20.13 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 3.00.

How has ORCL stock performed recently?

Oracle Corporation [ORCL] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 1.17. With this latest performance, ORCL shares dropped by -1.06% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 3.63% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 4.17% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for ORCL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 53.46, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 55.27, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 54.19 for Oracle Corporation [ORCL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 54.86, while it was recorded at 55.68 for the last single week of trading, and 53.45 for the last 200 days.

Oracle Corporation [ORCL]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Oracle Corporation [ORCL] shares currently have an operating margin of +36.38 and a Gross Margin at +75.62. Oracle Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +25.94.

Return on Total Capital for ORCL is now 17.24, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 12.97. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 59.87, with Return on Assets sitting at 9.04. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Oracle Corporation [ORCL] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 610.17. Additionally, ORCL Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 85.92, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 63.82. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 585.77, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 82.48.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Oracle Corporation [ORCL] managed to generate an average of $75,074 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 6.38 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.35.Oracle Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 3.00 and a Current Ratio set at 3.00.

Earnings analysis for Oracle Corporation [ORCL]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Oracle Corporation posted 0.81/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.81/share. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for ORCL. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Oracle Corporation go to 9.04%.

Insider trade positions for Oracle Corporation [ORCL]

There are presently around $86,107 million, or 51.40% of ORCL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ORCL stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 173,587,366, which is approximately 2.411% of the company’s market cap and around 37.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 152,736,378 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $8.55 billion in ORCL stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $5.23 billion in ORCL stock with ownership of nearly -0.781% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Oracle Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of June and at the time of the June reporting period, where 700 institutional holders increased their position in Oracle Corporation [NYSE:ORCL] by around 49,505,793 shares. Additionally, 1,034 investors decreased positions by around 155,716,482 shares, while 240 investors held positions by with 1,332,398,114 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,537,620,389 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ORCL stock had 115 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,200,934 shares, while 148 institutional investors sold positions of 15,462,851 shares during the same period.

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