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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Oracle Corporation, ORCL

Oracle Corporation, ORCL is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Application Software in the sector of Technology. Based in USA, Oracle Corporation, ORCL  has a market cap of 168506.48. Since its IPO date on the 3/12/1986, Oracle Corporation, ORCL performance year to date is 11.26%. Today Oracle Corporation, ORCL has gained -1.23%, with a current price of 40.18.

Ownership of the company is 27.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 60.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 28.40%. Return of assets are at 8.20%, with return on investment at 11.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Oracle Corporation, ORCL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.83. While Total debt/equity is 0.91. With a profit margin of 24.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 79.80%, and operating margin of 34.00%. Oracle Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 3.7, while the quick ratio is 3.7.

For the last year Oracle Corporation, ORCL has seen a EPS growth of -6.30%. A performance for the year of 8.64%. The 52-week high is -4.13%, and the 52-week low is 22.18%. The average volume for Oracle Corporation, ORCL is 13383700.

With a target price of 44.29, can Oracle Corporation, ORCL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Oracle Corporation, ORCL. Oracle Corporation has a P/E of 19.38 and a forward P/E of 13.34. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.47. Oracle Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.55 and 3.52 respectively. For P/cash, Oracle Corporation has a value of 3, while it is 17.14 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 40.18, Oracle Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.49%. We see a return on equity of 19.10%.

Looking more long-term Oracle Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.84%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.74% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -6.30% for this year and for the last five years a 4.40% growth has been seen.

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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