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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 158349.45. Since its IPO date on the 3/12/1986, Oracle Corporation, ORCL performance year to date is 6.78%. Today Oracle Corporation, ORCL has gained 1.00%, with a current price of 38.41.

Ownership of the company is 27.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 61.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 27.90%. Return of assets are at 8.00%, 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 1.1. While Total debt/equity is 1.12. With a profit margin of 24.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 80.10%, and operating margin of 33.90%. Oracle Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 4.9, while the quick ratio is 4.9.

For the last year Oracle Corporation, ORCL has seen a EPS growth of -6.30%. A performance for the year of 3.87%. The 52-week high is -8.00%, and the 52-week low is 17.25%. The average volume for Oracle Corporation, ORCL is 11600973.

With a target price of 44.19, can Oracle Corporation, ORCL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Oracle Corporation, ORCL. Oracle Corporation has a P/E of 18.2 and a forward P/E of 13.34. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.32. Oracle Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.26 and 3.33 respectively. For P/cash, Oracle Corporation has a value of 2.32, while it is 30.2 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 38.41, Oracle Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.56%. We see a return on equity of 19.30%.

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 9.47% 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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