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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 11587.59, and so far today it has a volume of 9703800. Performance year to date since the 3/12/1986 is 7.64%.

To help you determine whether Oracle Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 18.41 and forward P/E is 13.5. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Oracle Corporation has a value for PEG of 2.35. P/S ratio is 4.27 and the P/B ratio is 3.37. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 2.32 and 30.31 respectively.

At the current price Oracle Corporation is trading at, 38.87 (-0.72% today), Oracle Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.54%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 27.90%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.11, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.47% after growing -6.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 9.60%, and 1.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 4088.92, and the number of shares float is 2985.69. The senior management bring insider ownership to 27.20%, and institutional ownership is at 61.00%. The float short is 1.26%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.26. Management has seen a return on assets of 8.00%, and also a return on investment of 11.20%.

The ability for Oracle Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 4.9, and quick ratio is 4.9. Long term debt/equity is 1.1 and total debt/equity is 1.12. In terms of margins, Oracle Corporation has a gross margin of 80.10%, with its operating margin at 33.90%, and Oracle Corporation has a profit margin of 24.20%.

The 52 week high is -7.25%, with 18.20% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.08% and the 200 day simple moving average is -0.36%.

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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