Oracle Co. (NYSE:ORCL – Free Report) – Stock analysts at KeyCorp boosted their Q1 2025 EPS estimates for shares of Oracle in a research report issued on Tuesday, September 12th. KeyCorp analyst M. Turits now expects that the enterprise software provider will post earnings of $1.11 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.08. The consensus estimate for Oracle’s current full-year earnings is $4.50 per share. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Oracle’s Q3 2025 earnings at $1.25 EPS and Q4 2025 earnings at $1.53 EPS.
Other analysts have also recently issued research reports about the stock. Piper Sandler restated an “overweight” rating and issued a $130.00 price objective on shares of Oracle in a research report on Tuesday. Citigroup upped their price objective on shares of Oracle from $121.00 to $138.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday. The Goldman Sachs Group upgraded shares of Oracle from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and upped their price objective for the company from $75.00 to $120.00 in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. Jefferies Financial Group upped their price objective on shares of Oracle from $135.00 to $145.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. Finally, StockNews.com assumed coverage on shares of Oracle in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Twelve investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock currently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $122.22.
Oracle Stock Performance
Shares of Oracle stock opened at $113.66 on Thursday. The firm has a fifty day moving average of $117.33 and a two-hundred day moving average of $105.89. The stock has a market capitalization of $308.50 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 37.14, a PEG ratio of 3.48 and a beta of 1.00. Oracle has a 52 week low of $60.78 and a 52 week high of $127.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 55.54, a quick ratio of 0.91 and a current ratio of 0.91.
Oracle (NYSE:ORCL – Get Free Report) last issued its earnings results on Monday, September 11th. The enterprise software provider reported $1.19 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.15 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $12.45 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $12.48 billion. Oracle had a net margin of 17.02% and a negative return on equity of 470.73%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.81 EPS.
Oracle Dividend Announcement
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 26th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 12th will be issued a $0.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, October 11th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.41%. Oracle’s dividend payout ratio is currently 52.29%.
Insider Transactions at Oracle
In other news, EVP Maria Smith sold 3,680 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $115.00, for a total transaction of $423,200.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 16,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,909,000. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. In other news, EVP Maria Smith sold 3,680 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $115.00, for a total transaction of $423,200.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 16,600 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,909,000. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Edward Screven sold 354,837 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $123.39, for a total transaction of $43,783,337.43. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 2,543,033 shares in the company, valued at $313,784,841.87. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 3,949,837 shares of company stock valued at $482,142,887. 43.70% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
Institutional Trading of Oracle
Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Marquette Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Oracle by 445.5% during the 2nd quarter. Marquette Asset Management LLC now owns 240 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock worth $29,000 after acquiring an additional 196 shares in the last quarter. NewSquare Capital LLC boosted its position in Oracle by 843.3% in the first quarter. NewSquare Capital LLC now owns 283 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock valued at $26,000 after buying an additional 253 shares in the last quarter. Clear Investment Research LLC acquired a new stake in Oracle in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $25,000. SJS Investment Consulting Inc. boosted its position in Oracle by 48.1% in the second quarter. SJS Investment Consulting Inc. now owns 308 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock valued at $37,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Quintet Private Bank Europe S.A. acquired a new stake in Oracle in the first quarter valued at approximately $30,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 42.44% of the company’s stock.
Oracle Corporation offers products and services that address enterprise information technology environments worldwide. Its Oracle cloud software as a service offering include various cloud software applications, including Oracle Fusion cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP), Oracle Fusion cloud enterprise performance management, Oracle Fusion cloud supply chain and manufacturing management, Oracle Fusion cloud human capital management, Oracle Cerner healthcare, Oracle Advertising, and NetSuite applications suite, as well as Oracle Fusion Sales, Service, and Marketing.
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