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Is Oracle Corporation(NYSE: ORCL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/12/1986. Oracle Corporation is in the Application Software industry and Technology sector. Average volume for Oracle Corporation, is 14010.65, and so far today it has a volume of 206949. Performance year to date since the 3/12/1986 is 14.42%.

To help you determine whether Oracle Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 19.93 and forward P/E is 13.71. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Oracle Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.54. P/S ratio is 4.62 and the P/B ratio is 3.62. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 3.05 and 17.41 respectively.

At the current price Oracle Corporation is trading at, 41.25 (-0.17% today), Oracle Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.45%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 28.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.07, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.73% after growing -6.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 7.60%, and -1.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 4141.79, and the number of shares float is 3002.8. The senior management bring insider ownership to 27.10%, and institutional ownership is at 61.20%. The float short is 1.35%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.9. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.20%, and also a return on investment of 11.20%.

The ability for Oracle Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 3.7, and quick ratio is 3.7. Long term debt/equity is 0.83 and total debt/equity is 0.91. In terms of margins, Oracle Corporation has a gross margin of 79.80%, with its operating margin at 34.00%, and Oracle Corporation has a profit margin of 24.00%.

The 52 week high is -1.57%, with 25.43% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 2.03% and the 200 day simple moving average is 6.65%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.


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