Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) Lifted to “Buy” at ValuEngine

Harris Associates L P grew its holdings in Oracle Corporation by 17.9% in the 2nd quarter. Its down 44.66% from 36,500 shares previously. Burt Wealth Advisors now owns 2,151 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock worth $107,000 after acquiring an additional 88 shares during the last quarter. Berkshire Asset Management Llc who had been investing in Oracle for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $213.71 billion market cap company. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.81 earnings per share. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.75, for a total value of $10,260,937.50. Burt Wealth Advisors raised its stake in Oracle Corporation by 4.3% in the 2nd quarter. It also reduced Yum Brands (NYSE:YUM) stake by 10,075 shares and now owns 151,536 shares. Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CATB) has declined 73.74% since September 10, 2016 and is downtrending.

Among 17 analysts covering Reynolds American Inc. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and thirty-one have issued a buy rating to the stock. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital on Monday, November 30 with “Buy”. The stock of Reynolds American, Inc. BTIG Research reissued a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 target price on shares of Oracle Corporation in a report on Friday, December 16th. Sunbelt Secs has invested 0% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). On Thursday, February 23 the stock rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Thursday, June 22 by Oppenheimer. It also upped Transdigm Group Inc (NYSE:TDG) stake by 3,059 shares and now owns 38,510 shares.

The stock decreased 0.29% or $0.15 on September 8, reaching $51.58. Its down 0.14, from 0.89 in 2016Q3. Hendershot Invests Incorporated reported 161,985 shares or 2.99% of all its holdings. Hudson Bay Cap Management Limited Partnership owns 299,911 shares for 0.35% of their portfolio. The stock had a trading volume of 12,941,164 shares. Page Arthur B accumulated 6,985 shares or 0.26% of the stock. Valley Advisers Inc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Reynolds American, Inc. Veritas Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Partnership has invested 5.94% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Insight 2811 holds 0.56% or 17,939 shares. Orrstown Svcs holds 240 shares. Klingenstein Fields &, New York-based fund reported 8,117 shares. Renaissance Technology Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.01% in Peapack-Gladstone Financial Corp (NASDAQ:PGC).

Sawgrass Asset Management Llc decreased National Gen Hldgs Cor Com (NASDAQ:NGHC) stake by 16,830 shares to 29,580 valued at $739,000 in 2016Q4. Numeric Investors Limited Com invested 0.25% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Therefore 64% are positive. The stock has “Equal Weight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Friday, June 23. Vetr raised Oracle Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $46.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, January 30th. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, December 16. Oracle Corporation now has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $51.47. Clifford Swan Investment Counsel Llc sold 22,655 shares as Oracle Systems (ORCL)’s stock rose 5.35%. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, March 30 by Wedbush.

In related news, CEO Mark V. Hurd sold 350,000 shares of Oracle Corporation stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 3rd. PRBZF’s SI was 20,200 shares in September as released by FINRA. The enterprise software provider reported $0.89 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.78 by $0.11. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.81 earnings per share. ORCL’s profit would be $2.28 billion giving it 23.45 P/E if the $0.55 EPS is correct. On average, equities analysts predict that Oracle Corporation will post $2.95 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q4 2016. It is the same, as 67 investors sold ORCL shares while 585 reduced holdings. only 87 funds opened positions while 431 raised stakes.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Oracle Corporation has a 1-year low of $34.47 and a 1-year high of $42.00. The California-based Btr Cap Incorporated has invested 2.34% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL).

Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report issued on Friday, September 1st. Ameriprise Financial holds 0.2% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 9.45 million shares. South Dakota Inv Council reported 1.46M shares or 1.19% of all its holdings.

Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, June 21st. 364,361 are held by Federated Pa.

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