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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 135,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$39.2 billion.

How to buy shares in Oracle Corporation

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Oracle Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ORCL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Oracle Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$60.29, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Oracle Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Oracle Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Oracle Corporation share price

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Oracle Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-02.
Latest market close USD$60.29
52-week range USD$39.1971 - USD$62.3474
50-day moving average USD$57.6823
200-day moving average USD$56.5001
Wall St. target price USD$63.51
PE ratio 18.5425
Dividend yield USD$0.96 (1.66%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.18

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Is it a good time to buy Oracle Corporation stock?

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Oracle Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $60.29 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-11-25) 5.02%
1 month (2020-11-06) 6.14%
3 months (2020-09-04) 8.18%
6 months (2020-06-05) 11.69%
1 year (2019-12-05) 10.26%
2 years (2018-12-04) 23.67%
3 years (2017-12-05) 25.63%
5 years (2015-12-04) 53.96%

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 1.4913. 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 USD$16.8 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 USD$39.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 37.24%
Gross profit TTM USD$31.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.31%
Return on equity TTM 70.3%
Profit margin 26.13%
Book value $3.149
Market capitalisation USD$177.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Oracle Corporation shares

There are currently 25.3 million Oracle Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Oracle Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 3.9% up from 24.3 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 9.9 million). Oracle Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.56. In other words for every 100,000 Oracle Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2560 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 0.0135% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Oracle Corporation shares, roughly 14 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 01/01/2019) 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

Oracle Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 17.18
Total ESG percentile 17.18
Environmental score 1.93
Environmental score percentile 3
Social score 10.18
Social score percentile 3
Governance score 6.07
Governance score percentile 3
Level of controversy 3

Oracle Corporation share dividends

24%

Dividend payout ratio: 24% of net profits

Recently Oracle Corporation has paid out, on average, around 24% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.66% 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 1.66% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Oracle Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.96 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 22 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 7 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Oracle Corporation's shares ever split?

Oracle Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 13 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 $39.1971 up to $62.3474. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ORCL.US volatility(beta: 0.79)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.7903. 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. The company's cloud and license business engages in the sale, marketing, and delivery of its applications and infrastructure technologies through cloud and on-premise deployment models, including cloud services and license support; and cloud license and on-premise license. Its cloud software as a service offerings include a suite of cloud software applications, including enterprise resource planning (ERP), enterprise and performance management, supply chain management, human capital management, and customer experience cloud-based industry solutions, as well as NetSuite application suite, a cloud-based ERP solution. The company also provides cloud infrastructure as a service; enterprise database; database products, including MySQL, Oracle TimesTen In-Memory Database, Oracle Berkeley DB, and Oracle NoSQL Database; middleware software; Java licenses; server and storage products; hardware products and services comprising point-of-sale terminals and related hardware for managing businesses within the food and beverage, hotel and retail industries; and hardware products and services for communications networks, including network signaling, policy control and subscriber data management solutions, and session border control technology. In addition, it offers operating systems, including Oracle Linux and Oracle Solaris, virtualization software, and other hardware-related software; management technologies and products, such as Oracle Enterprise Manager; and product repairs, maintenance services, and technical support services. It also serves various industries, government agencies, and educational institutions. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

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