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Oracle Corporation (ORCL) is a leading software-infrastructure business based in the US. It opened the day at $61.47 after a previous close of $61.77. During the day the price has varied from a low of $61.37 to a high of $63.18. The latest price was $62.7 (25 minute delay). Oracle is listed on the NYSE and employs 135,000 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.

Oracle share price

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

Oracle shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-01-27.
Open$61.47
High$63.18
Low$61.37
Close$62.7
Previous close$61.77
Change $0.93
Change % 1.506%
Volume 7,905,211
Information last updated 2021-01-24.
52-week range$39.0476 - $65.9477
50-day moving average $62.4858
200-day moving average $58.623
Wall St. target price$66.95
PE ratio 18.2577
Dividend yield $0.96 (1.59%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.306
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Share dealing platform comparison

Table: sorted by promoted deals first
Data indicated here is updated regularly
Name Product Price per trade Frequent trader rate Platform fees Brand description
Fineco
£2.95
£2.95
Zero platform fee
Your first 100 trades are free with Fineco, T&Cs apply.
Fineco Bank is good for share traders and investors looking for a complete platform and wide offer. Capital at risk.
eToro Free Stocks
0% commission, no markup, no ticket fee, no management fee
N/A
Withdrawal fee & GDP to USD deposit conversion
Capital at risk. 0% commission but other fees may apply.
Stake
£0
£0
Zero platform fee
Join and receive a free share worth up to £100
Access unlimited commission-free trading on 3,800+ US stocks and ETFs with Stake. Capital at risk.
IG
0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
From £5
£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
£11.95
£5.95
No fees
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's number one platform for private investors, with the depth of features you'd expect from an established platform. Capital at risk.
Interactive Investor
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
From £7.99 on the Investor Service Plan
No transfer fees or exit fees. £9.99 a month on the Investor Service Plan
Open an ISA, Trading Account or SIPP you will get £100 of free trades to buy or sell any investment (new customers only).
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is it a good time to buy Oracle stock?

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Oracle price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $62.7

1 week (2021-01-20) 1.85%
1 month (2020-12-24) -3.48%
3 months (2020-10-27) 9.85%
6 months (2020-07-27) 13.30%
1 year (2020-01-27) 19.00%
2 years (2019-01-25) 25.90%
3 years (2018-01-26) 18.86%
5 years (2016-01-27) 79.60%

Is Oracle under- or over-valued?

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

Oracle's 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 18x. In other words, Oracle shares trade at around 18x 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.

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.

Oracle's PEG ratio

Oracle's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.4899. 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'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.

Oracle's EBITDA

Oracle's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $17.3 billion.

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

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

Oracle financials

Revenue TTM $39.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 38.22%
Gross profit TTM $31.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 9.03%
Return on equity TTM 83.71%
Profit margin 26.34%
Book value $2.682
Market capitalisation $181.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Oracle shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "ORCL.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 29.5 million Oracle shares held short by investors – that's known as Oracle's "short interest". This figure is 3.8% down from 30.7 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Oracle shares can be evaluated.

Oracle's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Oracle's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Oracle shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Oracle shares traded daily (recently around 13.8 million). Oracle's SIR currently stands at 2.13. In other words for every 100,000 Oracle shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2130 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare Oracle's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

However Oracle's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Oracle shares, or, against the total number of tradable Oracle shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Oracle's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Oracle shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0164% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Oracle shares, roughly 16 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.

Find out more about how you can short Oracle stock.

Oracle'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.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Oracle'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'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.

Oracle's environmental score

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.

Oracle's social score

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.

Oracle's governance score

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.

Oracle's controversy score

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 share dividends

23%

Dividend payout ratio: 23.08% of net profits

Recently Oracle has paid out, on average, around 23.08% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.59% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Oracle shareholders could enjoy a 1.59% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Oracle's case, that would currently equate to about $0.96 per share.

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

Oracle's most recent dividend payout was on 21 January 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 January 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

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

Have Oracle's shares ever split?

Oracle'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 shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Oracle shares which in turn could have impacted Oracle's share price.

Oracle share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Oracle's shares have ranged in value from as little as $39.0476 up to $65.9477. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ORCL.US volatility(beta: 0.75)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 0.7505. 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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Oracle 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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