$0.73 EPS Expected for Oracle Corporation (ORCL)

(NYSE:ORCL) by 263.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. Parallax Volatility Advisers L P invested in 0% or 26,093 shares. It dived, as 67 investors sold ORCL shares while 585 reduced holdings. Franklin Resources Inc. increased its stake in shares of Oracle by 13.2% in the fourth quarter.

In related news, Director Hector Garcia-Molina sold 3,750 shares of Oracle stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 15th. Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC increased its stake in shares of Oracle by 9.2% in the fourth quarter. The firm owned 9,536 shares of the enterprise software provider's stock after buying an additional 2,350 shares during the period. Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Oracle by 1,150.0% in the first quarter. Oracle comprises 1.1% of Quotient Investors LLC's holdings, making the stock its 27th largest position. Gradient Investments LLC increased its stake in shares of Oracle by 79.9% in the first quarter. The Hamlin Capital Management Llc holds 2.05M shares with $66.65M value, up from 1.62 million last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. purchased a new position in Oracle during the fourth quarter valued at $473,593,000. By reviewing stock prices from the stock market history of the company and examining its analysts ratings can give an investment picture with updated information of stock which helps investors to make investing decision. The 1-year High price of the stock is $46.79, while the 1-year low price is $37.31. (NYSE:ORCL) opened at 44.63 on Tuesday. Westpac Banking Corp who had been investing in Oracle Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $184.22 billion market cap company. Company's distance from 20 day simple moving average is -0.85% and distance from 50-Day simple moving average is 0.02%. UBS maintained Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) on Thursday, December 17 with "Buy" rating. The enterprise software provider reported $0.69 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.62 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $9.27 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $9.25 billion. However it has a net margin of 23.80%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter previous year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.64 earnings per share. Analysts predict that Oracle will post $2.63 EPS for the current fiscal year. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, April 12th were given a dividend of $0.19 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, April 10th. This is a positive change from Oracle's previous quarterly dividend of $0.15. The stock's Dividend Yield stands at 1.44%.

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Dana Investment Advisors Inc decreased Suntrust Bks Inc (NYSE:STI) stake by 537,098 shares to 223,347 valued at $12.25 million in 2016Q4. "(ORCL)" was originally reported by Transcript Daily and is the sole property of of Transcript Daily. If you are reading this story on another website, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of United States and global copyright laws. The Washington-based Parametric Portfolio Associates Limited Liability has invested 0.43% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Wedbush restated a neutral rating and issued a $43.00 target price (up from $42.00) on shares of Oracle in a research report on Monday, March 13th. $45.26's average target is 1.41% above currents $44.63 stock price. Vetr raised shares of Oracle from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $47.09 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, March 20th. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $46.42. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, April 28 by Benchmark. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have assigned a hold rating, twenty-six have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company's stock. BMO Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $46 target. Also, insider Jeffrey Henley sold 400,000 shares of Oracle stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $44.84, for a total transaction of $4,484,000.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 8,281 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $374,715.25. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Brown Advisory Lc holds 8,512 shares. About 2.57 million shares traded. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 903,891 shares of the company's stock, valued at $41,976,698.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) earned "Buy" rating by Evercore on Wednesday, January 6. Westpac Banking Corp bought 1.57M shares as the company's stock rose 5.35% with the market. The Company's businesses include cloud and on-premise software, hardware and services.

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