How to buy Oracle (ORCL) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Oracle shares.

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) is a publicly traded software-infrastructure business based in the US. In the week up to 20 September Oracle shares plunged 10.43% to a closing position of $68.11. Over the last 12 months, Oracle's share price has fallen by 30.86% from $90.49. Oracle is listed on the NYSE and employs 143,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Oracle

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: ORCL in this case.
  5. Research Oracle shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Oracle shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 10x Oracle shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $10 £2.92
£587.78 total
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IG Share Dealing logo £0 £250 £12.32
£597.18 total
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Fineco logo £0 No minimum £5.85
£590.71 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £17.80
£602.66 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £0.58
£585.44 total
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Freetrade logo £0 £1 £2.63
£587.49 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £16.76
£601.62 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £2.92
£587.78 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £16.81
£601.67 total
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Oracle share price (NYSE:ORCL)

Use our graph to track the performance of ORCL stocks over time.

Oracle price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $62.565

1 week (2022-09-21) -6.27%
1 month (2022-08-26) -16.19%
3 months (2022-06-28) -8.77%
6 months (2022-03-28) -25.16%
1 year (2021-09-28) -30.86%
2 years (2020-09-28) 5.01%
3 years (2019-09-27) 15.67%
5 years (2017-09-28) 30.13%

Is it a good time to buy Oracle stock?

The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.

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Is Oracle under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value.

P/E ratio

Oracle's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, Oracle shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

However, Oracle's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the software-infrastructure industry or those of similar companies.

PEG ratio

Oracle's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.1947. A PEG ratio close to 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares offer reasonable value for the current rate of growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Oracle's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider Oracle's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

EBITDA

Oracle's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $18.4 billion (£17.2 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Oracle's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

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.

Total ESG risk score

Oracle's total ESG risk: 17.18

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Oracle'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 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.).

To gain some more context, you can compare Oracle's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

Environmental score

Oracle's environmental score: 1.93/100

Oracle'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 is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Oracle's social score: 10.18/100

Oracle'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 is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Oracle's governance score: 6.07/100

Oracle's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Oracle is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Controversy score

Oracle's controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Oracle scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Oracle hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

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 shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-09-28.
Open$62.51
High$62.62
Low$62.42
Close$62.565
Previous close$62.42
Change$0.145
Change %0.2323%
Volume173,506
Information last updated 2022-09-26.
52-week range$63.39 - $105.0637
50-day moving average$74.6892
200-day moving average$77.6137
Wall St. target price$89.62
PE ratio30.5924
Dividend yield$1.28 (1.98%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$2.11

Do Oracle shares pay dividends?

2.0%

Dividend yield: 1.98% of stock value

2.0%

Forward annual dividend yield: 1.98% of stock value

21.6%

Dividend payout ratio: 21.55% of net profits

Oracle has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.98% of its share value annually.

Oracle has paid out, on average, around 21.55% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.98% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 1.98% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Oracle's case, that would currently equate to about $1.28 per share.

While Oracle's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that the company is investing more in its future growth.

Oracle's most recent dividend payout was on 25 October 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 11 October 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Oracle's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Oracle's shares have ranged in value from as little as $63.39 up to $105.0637. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ORCL.US volatility(beta: 0.86)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's is 0.8642. This would suggest that Oracle's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

To put Oracle's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

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