Market Analysts see Oracle Corporation [ORCL] gaining to $62. Time to buy?

Oracle Corporation [NYSE: ORCL] plunged by -$1.49 during the normal trading session on Wednesday and reaching a high of $56.60 during the day while it closed the day at $55.59. The company report on October 28, 2020 that Pennsylvania State University Joins Oracle Academy to Help Students Become Cloud Developers and Technology Leaders.

Penn State’s 22 Campuses Gain Free Cloud Resources, Curriculum, Faculty Training, and Technology.

Today, Oracle announced that The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) will now offer Oracle Academy computing education curriculum and resources across 22 campuses, which serve nearly 100,000 students. Through the collaboration, students receive hands-on technology experience and develop skills to become career-ready in the era of cloud computing, artificial intelligence, data science, and beyond.

Oracle Corporation stock has also loss -6.84% of its value over the past 7 days. However, ORCL stock has inclined by 0.62% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 4.95% and gained 4.93% year-on date.

The market cap for ORCL stock reached $166.58 billion, with 3.04 billion shares outstanding and 1.86 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 13.10M shares, ORCL reached a trading volume of 13889752 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to 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 $63.13 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 2.50. 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.

UBS have made an estimate for Oracle Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on October 14, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, RBC Capital Mkts raised their target price from $60 to $68. The new note on the price target was released on September 21, 2020, representing the official price target for Oracle Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $62.50 to $68.75, while Wells Fargo kept a Overweight rating on ORCL stock. On September 11, 2020, analysts increased their price target for ORCL shares from 48 to 56.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Oracle Corporation is set at 1.20, with the Price to Sales ratio for ORCL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.25. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 17.82, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 14.11. Price to Free Cash Flow for ORCL in the course of the last twelve months was 19.66.

ORCL stock trade performance evaluation

Oracle Corporation [ORCL] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -6.84. With this latest performance, ORCL shares dropped by -6.52% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 4.95% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 1.44% 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 28.91, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 17.02, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 35.59 for Oracle Corporation [ORCL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 58.74, while it was recorded at 57.95 for the last single week of trading, and 54.39 for the last 200 days.

Oracle Corporation [ORCL]: An insightful look at the core 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 Current Ratio set at 2.70.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Oracle Corporation [ORCL] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Oracle Corporation posted 0.9/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.88/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 2.30%. 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 7.72%.

Oracle Corporation [ORCL]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $84,334 million, or 51.00% of ORCL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ORCL stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 189,431,168, which is approximately 9.127% of the company’s market cap and around 38.00% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 149,904,441 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $8.33 billion in ORCL stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $5.1 billion in ORCL stock with ownership of nearly -1.774% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Oracle Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of September and at the time of the September reporting period, where 707 institutional holders increased their position in Oracle Corporation [NYSE:ORCL] by around 71,725,801 shares. Additionally, 957 investors decreased positions by around 99,204,346 shares, while 264 investors held positions by with 1,346,135,973 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,517,066,120 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ORCL stock had 128 new institutional investments in for a total of 7,434,683 shares, while 106 institutional investors sold positions of 6,889,570 shares during the same period.

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