Regentatlantic Capital LLC boosted its position in shares of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) by 4.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 166,828 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock after buying an additional 7,716 shares during the period. Regentatlantic Capital LLC’s holdings in Oracle Corporation were worth $6,553,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Longer Investments Inc. increased its position in shares of Oracle Corporation by 5.7% in the second quarter. Longer Investments Inc. now owns 52,830 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock worth $2,162,000 after buying an additional 2,860 shares in the last quarter. Evanson Asset Management LLC increased its position in shares of Oracle Corporation by 3.3% in the second quarter. Evanson Asset Management LLC now owns 7,209 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock worth $295,000 after buying an additional 230 shares in the last quarter. Addison Capital Co increased its position in shares of Oracle Corporation by 1.6% in the second quarter. Addison Capital Co now owns 54,771 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock worth $2,242,000 after buying an additional 850 shares in the last quarter. FCM Investments TX increased its position in shares of Oracle Corporation by 20.0% in the second quarter. FCM Investments TX now owns 3,000 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock worth $123,000 after buying an additional 500 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Capital Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Oracle Corporation by 1.3% in the second quarter. Capital Investment Advisors LLC now owns 80,606 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock worth $3,299,000 after buying an additional 998 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 56.93% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL)

Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) opened at 39.26 on Friday. Oracle Corporation has a one year low of $33.13 and a one year high of $42.00. The stock has a market capitalization of $161.06 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.74 and a beta of 1.17. The company has a 50 day moving average of $39.38 and a 200-day moving average of $39.87.

Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December 15th. The enterprise software provider reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.60 by $0.01. The business earned $9.07 billion during the quarter. Oracle Corporation had a return on equity of 21.33% and a net margin of 23.69%. Oracle Corporation’s revenue for the quarter was up .5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.63 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Oracle Corporation will post $2.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, January 26th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, January 5th will be issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 3rd. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.53%. Oracle Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 28.99%.

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ORCL has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Cowen and Company reissued a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 price target on shares of Oracle Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, December 13th. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “buy” rating and set a $47.00 price target on shares of Oracle Corporation in a research note on Sunday, September 25th. Bank of America Corporation reissued a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price target on shares of Oracle Corporation in a research note on Thursday, September 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Oracle Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 27th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price target on shares of Oracle Corporation in a research note on Friday, December 9th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have issued a hold rating, twenty-seven have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $44.15.

In other news, Director Naomi O. Seligman sold 45,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $38.72, for a total transaction of $1,742,400.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 52,654 shares in the company, valued at $2,038,762.88. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Hector Garcia-Molina sold 3,750 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.06, for a total value of $146,475.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 8,281 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $323,455.86. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 29.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Oracle Corporation Company Profile

Oracle Corporation (Oracle) provides products and services that address all aspects of corporate information technology (IT) environments, including application, platform and infrastructure. The Company’s businesses include cloud and on-premise software, hardware and services. Its cloud and on-premise software business consists of three segments, including cloud software and on-premise software, which includes Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings, cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and software license updates and product support.

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