Oracle Corporation (ORCL): What’s the Story?

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) is an interesting player in the Technology space, with a focus on Application Software. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $52.58, down from yesterday’s close by -0.60%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) currently trades with a market capitalization of $214.21 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 6.49 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $12.54 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.72 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 27.42% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how ORCL has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Oracle Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $53.44. It is now trading 0.86% off that level. The stock is trading $50.07 its 50-day moving average by -2.51%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $42.40.

In recent action, Oracle Corporation (ORCL) has made a move of +9.20% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 16.68, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.32% with $3.00 Billion sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of ORCL.

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