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Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 161923.68. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Oracle Corporation is 39.44 (with a change from open of 0.54%), this in conjunction with a target price of 44.38. Volume today has so far reached 8037400, with an average volume of about 12078.32. The GAP for this stock, is -0.18%.

The P/E ratio is 18.68, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 13.7. The current EPS for Oracle Corporation, is 2.11, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -6.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 9.22%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Oracle Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 9.47% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.84%. Quarter over quarter is 9.60% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 1.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 4.40%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 0.80%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 27.20% and institutional ownership is 61.00%. Shares outstanding is 4105.57, while shares float is at a value of 2985.64. Float short for Oracle Corporation is 1.24% and the short ratio is 3.05.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 1.1, while the total debt/equity comes to 1.12. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 4.9, and the quick ratio is 4.9. The most recent gross margin is 80.10% and their operating margin is 33.90%. The profit margin is 24.20%.

Oracle Corporation has seen returns on assets of 8.00%, and on investment, 11.20%. Return on equity is 19.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.38. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.35, with Price/book ratio coming to 3.42 and Price/cash is 2.37, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 30.88.

The simple moving averages are -3.23% and 1.26% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -5.89% and the 52 week low is 19.93%.

Oracle Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.52%, with a current price of 39.44. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 27.90%. This is in an industry, Application Software, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Technology. Oracle Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Application Software industry means that Oracle Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -0.18%, with performance for the month coming to -4.53%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -2.38%, and for the half year the performance is 12.80%. Volatility for this week is 1.04% and for the month this is 1.31%.

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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