The Question Is Whether To Buy Or Not To Buy Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL)

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Oracle Corp. is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Technology sector and is a part of the Software – Infrastructure industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $115.30 and fluctuated between $116.95 as its day high and $114.98 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Oracle Corp. is $316.95B. A total of 4.64 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 9.32M shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, ORCL has seen 0 BUY and 2 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 4,650 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 39 BUYs and 47 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 13,216,204 shares during that period but sold 13,014,245.

In the most recent transaction, SELIGMAN NAOMI O sold 16,300 shares of ORCL for 106.02 per share on Dec 22. After the transaction, the Director now owns 34,771 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 13, CONRADES GEORGE H sold 2,325 shares at 113.76 per share. ORCL shares that Director owns now total 17,836.

Among the insiders who sold shares, CONRADES GEORGE H disposed of 2,325 shares on Nov 10 at a per-share price of $111.97. This resulted in the Director holding 20,161 shares of ORCL after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Smith Maria sold 3,680 shares at $115.00 per share on Jul 07. Company shares held by the EVP, Chief Accounting Officer now total 16,600.

Dividend

It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. Oracle Corp. pays an annual dividend of $1.44, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.25%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 31.89. ORCL’s most recent ex-dividend date was 1/10/2024 when it declared a $0.40 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 1/25/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 10/26/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 10/11/2023. The ORCL stock dividend was $0.40 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for ORCL in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $125.14 with high estimates of $150.00 and low estimates of $100.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, ORCL has a high of $127.54 and a low of $82.04.

As of this writing, ORCL has an earnings estimate of $Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of Oracle Corporation estimates, with a high estimate of $Omnicell, Inc. per share and a lower estimate of $Orchid Island Capital, Inc.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. ORCL’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $21.90B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2022. There were $75.86B in debt and $19.51B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $1.41, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was -$5.77B.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for ORCL is Buy with a score of 4.00.

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