Traders sold shares of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) on strength during trading on Monday. $35.52 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $72.84 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $37.32 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Oracle Corporation had the 15th highest net out-flow for the day. Oracle Corporation traded up $0.08 for the day and closed at $49.40

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the company. UBS AG reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price target (up previously from $52.00) on shares of Oracle Corporation in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Barclays PLC upped their price target on Oracle Corporation from $55.00 to $59.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research report on Friday, September 15th. J P Morgan Chase & Co set a $55.00 price target on Oracle Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Oppenheimer Holdings, Inc. reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Oracle Corporation in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC upped their price target on Oracle Corporation from $60.00 to $61.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Twelve research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, thirty-one have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Oracle Corporation has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $55.05.

The company has a market capitalization of $205,836.33, a P/E ratio of 19.34, a P/E/G ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 1.07. The company has a current ratio of 3.63, a quick ratio of 3.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.86.

Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) last released its earnings results on Thursday, September 14th. The enterprise software provider reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $9.21 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.03 billion. Oracle Corporation had a return on equity of 20.55% and a net margin of 25.34%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.55 EPS. research analysts anticipate that Oracle Corporation will post 2.68 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 25th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, October 11th were paid a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.54%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, October 10th. Oracle Corporation’s payout ratio is presently 33.19%.

In other Oracle Corporation news, Director Hector Garcia-Molina sold 3,750 shares of Oracle Corporation stock in a transaction on Friday, September 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.35, for a total transaction of $188,812.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 18,125 shares in the company, valued at $912,593.75. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Dorian Daley sold 76,703 shares of Oracle Corporation stock in a transaction on Wednesday, October 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.00, for a total value of $3,758,447.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 305,776 shares of company stock valued at $14,822,112. 29.00% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Acrospire Investment Management LLC raised its stake in Oracle Corporation by 947.4% during the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 1,990 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 1,800 shares during the last quarter. Burt Wealth Advisors raised its stake in Oracle Corporation by 4.3% during the second quarter. Burt Wealth Advisors now owns 2,151 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock valued at $107,000 after buying an additional 88 shares during the last quarter. IHT Wealth Management LLC raised its stake in Oracle Corporation by 65.9% during the second quarter. IHT Wealth Management LLC now owns 2,383 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock valued at $154,000 after buying an additional 947 shares during the last quarter. Baystate Wealth Management LLC raised its stake in Oracle Corporation by 9.2% during the second quarter. Baystate Wealth Management LLC now owns 2,439 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock valued at $123,000 after buying an additional 206 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. raised its stake in Oracle Corporation by 1,150.0% during the first quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co. Ltd. now owns 2,500 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock valued at $112,000 after buying an additional 2,300 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 58.05% of the company’s stock.

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About Oracle Corporation

Oracle Corporation (Oracle) provides products and services that address all aspects of corporate information technology (IT) environments, including application, platform and infrastructure. The Company’s businesses include cloud and on-premise software, hardware and services. Its cloud and on-premise software business consists of three segments, including cloud software and on-premise software, which includes Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings, cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and software license updates and product support.

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