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How to buy Oracle Corporation stock | $82.89
Learn how to easily invest in Oracle Corporation stock.
Oracle Corporation is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. Oracle Corporation shares (ORCL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Oracle Corporation employs 132,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
How to buy shares in Oracle Corporation
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – ORCL – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- ORCL shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is ORCL stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Can I short ORCL shares?
- Is ORCL suitable for ethical investing?
- Are ORCL shares over-valued?
- Oracle Corporation's financials
- How volatile are ORCL shares?
- Does Oracle Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have ORCL shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Oracle Corporation stock price (NYSE: ORCL)Use our graph to track the performance of ORCL stocks over time.
Oracle Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$82.89|
|52-week range||$52.82 - $91.20|
|50-day moving average||$83.30|
|200-day moving average||$74.00|
|Wall St. target price||$79.49|
|Dividend yield||$1.04 (1.19%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.55|
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Oracle Corporation price performance over time
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|1 month (2021-07-01)||4.21%|
|3 months (2021-04-30)||9.37%|
|6 months (2021-01-27)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-27)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-27)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-27)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-27)||N/A|
Is Oracle Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing Oracle Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Oracle Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Oracle Corporation's P/E ratio
Oracle Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 19x. In other words, Oracle Corporation shares trade at around 19x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Oracle Corporation's PEG ratio
Oracle Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.3354. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Oracle Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Oracle Corporation's EBITDA
Oracle Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $17.9 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Oracle Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Oracle Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$40.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||38.67%|
|Gross profit TTM||$32.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.94%|
|Return on equity TTM||147.26%|
|Market capitalisation||$244.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Oracle Corporation shares
There are currently 38.7 million Oracle Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Oracle Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 20.1% up from 32.2 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Oracle Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Oracle Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Oracle Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Oracle Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Oracle Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 14.3 million). Oracle Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.7. In other words for every 100,000 Oracle Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2700 shares are currently held short.
However Oracle Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Oracle Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Oracle Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Oracle Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Oracle Corporation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0235% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Oracle Corporation shares, roughly 24 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Oracle Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Oracle Corporation stock.
Oracle Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Oracle Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Oracle Corporation's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 17.18
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Oracle Corporation's overall score of 17.18 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 17th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Oracle Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Oracle Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 1.93/100
Oracle Corporation's environmental score of 1.93 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Oracle Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Oracle Corporation's social score
Social score: 10.18/100
Oracle Corporation's social score of 10.18 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Oracle Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Oracle Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 6.07/100
Oracle Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Oracle Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Oracle Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Oracle Corporation scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Oracle Corporation hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||17.18|
|Total ESG percentile||17.18|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||3|
Oracle Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 23.88% of net profits
Recently Oracle Corporation has paid out, on average, around 23.88% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Oracle Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 1.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Oracle Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.04 per share.
While Oracle Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Oracle Corporation is investing more in its future growth.
Oracle Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 28 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Oracle Corporation's shares ever split?
Oracle Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 October 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Oracle Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Oracle Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Oracle Corporation's share price.
Oracle Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Oracle Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $52.8157 up to $91.2. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Oracle Corporation's is 0.7818. This would suggest that Oracle Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Oracle Corporation overview
Oracle Corporation provides products and services that address enterprise information technology environments worldwide. Its Oracle cloud software as a service offering include various cloud software applications, including Oracle Fusion cloud enterprise resource planning (ERP), Oracle Fusion cloud enterprise performance management, Oracle Fusion cloud supply chain and manufacturing management, Oracle Fusion cloud human capital management, Oracle Fusion cloud advertising and customer experience, and NetSuite applications suite. The company also offers cloud-based industry solutions for various industries; Oracle application licenses; and Oracle license support services. In addition, it provides cloud and license business' infrastructure technologies, such as the Oracle Database, an enterprise database; Java, a software development language; and middleware, including development tools and others. The company's cloud and license business' infrastructure technologies also comprise cloud-based compute, storage, and networking capabilities through its Oracle cloud infrastructure as a service offerings. Further, it offers infrastructure offerings comprising Oracle autonomous data warehouse cloud service, Oracle autonomous transaction processing cloud service, Internet-of-Things, digital assistant, and blockchain. Additionally, the company provides hardware products and other hardware-related software offerings, including Oracle engineered systems, enterprise servers, storage solutions, industry-specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services; and consulting services.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Oracle Corporation is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 41.035% of Oracle Corporation shares are held by insiders and 48.528% by institutions. How many people work for Oracle Corporation?
Latest data suggests 132,000 work at Oracle Corporation. When does the fiscal year end for Oracle Corporation?
Oracle Corporation's fiscal year ends in May. Where is Oracle Corporation based?
Oracle Corporation's address is: 2300 Oracle Way, Austin, TX, United States, 78741 What is Oracle Corporation's ISIN number?
Oracle Corporation's international securities identification number is: US68389X1054 What is Oracle Corporation's CUSIP number?
Oracle Corporation's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 68389X105
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