Traders sold shares of Oracle Co. (NYSE:ORCL) on strength during trading hours on Monday. $55.49 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $107.22 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $51.73 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Oracle had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Oracle traded up $0.07 for the day and closed at $49.33

ORCL has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Oracle from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. Stifel Nicolaus dropped their target price on Oracle from $53.00 to $50.00 and set a “hold” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, June 20th. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of Oracle in a report on Thursday, June 7th. ValuEngine cut Oracle from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, June 21st. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada dropped their target price on Oracle from $55.00 to $52.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, June 20th. Fifteen equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nineteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $55.56.

The firm has a market cap of $203.92 billion, a PE ratio of 17.49, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.66 and a beta of 1.14. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.21, a current ratio of 3.96 and a quick ratio of 3.96.

Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, June 19th. The enterprise software provider reported $0.99 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.94 by $0.05. Oracle had a return on equity of 23.14% and a net margin of 9.61%. The company had revenue of $11.26 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $11.17 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.89 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Oracle Co. will post 3.05 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, July 31st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, July 17th were given a dividend of $0.19 per share. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.56%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, July 16th. Oracle’s payout ratio is 26.95%.

In other news, Director Hector Garcia-Molina sold 3,750 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.17, for a total transaction of $173,137.50. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 27,969 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,291,328.73. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Vice Chairman Jeffrey Henley sold 400,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.62, for a total transaction of $17,848,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 400,000 shares in the company, valued at $17,848,000. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 550,500 shares of company stock worth $24,719,865. Corporate insiders own 29.00% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. FMR LLC boosted its holdings in Oracle by 21.4% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 47,683,832 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock worth $2,100,949,000 after purchasing an additional 8,401,411 shares in the last quarter. First Eagle Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in Oracle by 0.3% in the first quarter. First Eagle Investment Management LLC now owns 40,847,782 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock worth $1,868,786,000 after purchasing an additional 109,107 shares in the last quarter. Loomis Sayles & Co. L P boosted its holdings in Oracle by 0.3% in the first quarter. Loomis Sayles & Co. L P now owns 35,859,954 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock worth $1,640,593,000 after purchasing an additional 118,005 shares in the last quarter. Magellan Asset Management Ltd boosted its holdings in Oracle by 0.3% in the second quarter. Magellan Asset Management Ltd now owns 27,663,584 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock worth $1,218,858,000 after purchasing an additional 85,349 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vulcan Value Partners LLC boosted its holdings in Oracle by 3.8% in the second quarter. Vulcan Value Partners LLC now owns 25,019,520 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock worth $1,102,360,000 after purchasing an additional 922,785 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 53.65% of the company’s stock.

Oracle Company Profile (NYSE:ORCL)

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports application, platform, and infrastructure solutions for information technology (IT) environments worldwide. The company provides services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service.

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