ORCL : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Oracle Expands Cloud Solutions With Acquisition

    November 21, 2016
    Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) co-founder and  CTO Larry Ellison has never been shy about making acquisitions, and his company is at ...
  2. Goldman Predicts Surge in Buybacks (AAPL, MSFT)

    November 21, 2016
    The investment bank foresees stock repurchases to account for the largest share of cash used by S&P 500 companies for the ...
  3. Oracle Co-CEO to Meet With President-Elect Trump

    November 18, 2016
    In what could prove to be an informative and perhaps productive meeting for the entire tech industry, President-elect Donald ...
  4. Is It Time to Buy Oracle Stock?

    November 17, 2016
    Thanks to the cloud, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) is poised to be "a much larger company, growing double digits, and more profitable ...
  5. Larry Ellison Expects Big Things at Oracle (ORCL)

    November 17, 2016
    Oracle's recently finalized a massive deal for NetSuite. With the deal behind them, chairman Larry Ellison expects the firm's ...
  6. The Highest Paid CEOs (DIS, ORCL)

    November 15, 2016
    The most highly-paid CEOs and what they took home at the end of the year.
  7. How a President Trump Would Disrupt Tech (AAPL, MSFT)

    November 9, 2016
    A Trump presidency could provide mega-tax breaks via repatriating overseas cash mounds. Other plans for trade and skilled ...
  8. Winners and Losers in The NetSuite Deal (ORCL)

    November 8, 2016
    Larry Ellison leads the list of winners in the merger between Oracle Corp. and NetSuite. Who walks away with the bad end ...
  9. Big Tech Is Sitting on $1.77 Trillion (AAPL, MSFT)

    November 7, 2016
    Moody's reports corporations hold about half of all cash held by US non-financial companies, while levels of corporate cash ...
  10. Oracle Claims Its NetSuite Deal Is Sealed

    November 7, 2016
    A challenge from large stakeholder T. Rowe Price notwithstanding, software giant Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) now says that its $1 ...
  11. Oracle to Complete NetSuite Deal on Nov. 7 (ORCL)

    November 7, 2016
    Oracle has completed one of its largest deals ever to bolster its cloud-based software services after a surprise vote by ...
  12. Oracle Under Pressure to Raise Its Netsuite Offer

    October 31, 2016
    To nobody's surprise, T. Rowe Price (NASDAQ: TROW), the second-largest shareholder in NetSuite (NYSE: N) with  18% stake ...
  13. NetSuite Misses on Revenue; Oracle Deal Still Iffy

    October 24, 2016
    It appears investors aren't overly concerned by NetSuite's (NYSE: N) recently announced third-quarter results, nor by the ...
  14. Oracle's $9.3 Billion NetSuite Bid Is Looking Iffy

    October 10, 2016
    With a proposed price of $9.3 billion, cloud provider NetSuite (NYSE: N) would be one of the largest acquisitions in Oracle's ...
  15. Facebook Billionaire Funds Pro-Trump Group to "S---post" Against ...

    September 26, 2016
    Palmer Luckey, the entrepreneur behind Oculus Rift, Facebook's VR division, is funding alt-right groups which are waging ...
  16. What Oracle’s Aggressive Cloud Initiative Means (ORCL)

    September 20, 2016
    Oracle threatens Amazon's cloud dominance, while joining a wave of old guard tech companies restructuring to find their niche ...
  17. Oracle Reveals Deal to Buy Cloud Security Start-Up

    September 20, 2016
    Oracle's (NYSE: ORCL) annual OpenWorld conference is now in full swing, and the company wasted no time in making it clear ...
  18. Oracle Unveils Its Latest Cloud Offerings

    September 19, 2016
    As founder and current CTO Larry Ellison promised during last week's fiscal 2017 first-quarter earnings announcement, Oracle ...
  19. Oracle, Oregon Settle Suit Over Obamacare Website

    September 16, 2016
    Based on the more than 3% drop Oracle's (NYSE: ORCL) shares took in early trading on Friday, the fiscal first-quarter earnings ...
  20. Microsoft: HP Deal a ‘Salesforce Takeout’ (MSFT, ORCL)

    September 14, 2016
    Microsoft's cloud CEO plays up Dynamic's win over Salesforce and Oracle, heralding the deal as one of the company's more ...
  21. HP Dumps Salesforce, Oracle for Dynamics CRM

    September 13, 2016
    Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) has added a nice feather to its cloud-based Dynamics CRM cap: It has inked a six-year deal with ...
  22. Oracle Buys Cloud Logistics Specialist LogFire

    September 7, 2016
    In an effort to boost its industry-specific cloud-related solutions, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) on Tuesday acquired privately held ...
  23. Most Profitable IT Companies of 2016 (GOOG, MSFT)

    September 4, 2016
    Each of the five most profitable IT companies reported net income exceeding $2 billion per quarter in the first half of the ...
  24. Oracle v. Oregon: Round 1 of Lawsuit Goes to State

    August 25, 2016
    It's beginning to feel as though Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) is spending as much time in the courtroom as the boardroom. Currently ...
  25. Oracle to Build High School on Corporate Campus (ORCL)

    August 24, 2016
    Design Tech High - or d.tech - will focus on STEM skills and teach students how to think critically and creatively, qualities ...
  26. How Did Larry Ellison Get Rich?

    August 23, 2016
    Learn how Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle Corporation and rated fifth richest person in the world in 2016, literally programmed ...
  27. Top 8 Companies Owned by Oracle (ORCL)

    August 18, 2016
    These are eight of the top companies acquired and owned by Oracle, including which company cost Oracle over $10 billion to ...
  28. Behind Oracle's 172% Rise in 10 Years

    August 4, 2016
    Earnings and acquisitions have driven the historical share price for Oracle Corporation.
  29. Two Stocks To Watch After Oracle Buys NetSuite (ORCL, N)

    July 31, 2016
    As often the case, the rumor mills have begun to speculate about who is next. Here are two names to keep an eye on.
  30. Oracle to Buy NetSuite for $9.3 Billion (ORCL, N)

    July 28, 2016
    To beef up its cloud-computing offerings, Oracle is acquiring rival NetSuite for $9.3 billion, making it among the largest ...
  31. Oracle Pulls the Trigger on Its NetSuite Bid

    July 28, 2016
    As rumored, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) announced Thursday that it had entered into an agreement to buy fellow cloud services provider ...
  32. Dont Bet on Oracle's Rumored NetSuite Interest

    July 14, 2016
    When rumors began circulating on Tuesday that Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) was inching closer to acquiring NetSuite (NYSE: N), its ...
  33. Oracle Continues $9 Billion Battle with Google (ORCL, GOOGL)

    July 11, 2016
    The tech company on Friday asked a judge, for a second time, to throw out the verdict that found Google.
  34. Is Oracle About to Stop Supporting Java EE?

    July 6, 2016
    When Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) announced earlier this year that it was finally doing away with its malware prone Java plug-in, ...
  35. Hewlett-Packard Awarded $3B Judgment From Oracle (HPQ, ORCL)

    July 1, 2016
    For Oracle, beyond losing out twice to HP in this verdict, this now marks the second legal battle it has lost in a little ...
  36. Oracle Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Friday (ORCL)

    July 1, 2016
    Oracle will send its dividend payment on July 27 to shareholders of record as of July 6.
  37. Oracle Ordered To Pay HPE $3 Billion In Damages (ORCL, HPE)

    July 1, 2016
    Oracle was ordered by a California jury to pay Hewlett Packard Enterprise $3 Billion in damages over Itanium lawsuit. Oracle ...
  38. 3 Value Stocks That Mutual Funds Are Overestimating

    June 29, 2016
    Learn why Goldman Sachs concludes that most mutual funds perform more poorly than their benchmark indexes. Discover three ...
  39. Oracle Headed For Big Tech Leadership (ORCL, IBM)

    June 29, 2016
    Oracles's 1st quarter reversal at the 50-month EMA should set the stage for a new trend advance.
  40. Oracle Scores Another Cloud Services Win

    June 20, 2016
    By virtually every measure, the cloud market is poised to explode in the coming months and years. One of the fastest-growing ...
  41. Oracle Rises After Mixed 4Q Earnings

    June 17, 2016
    Shares of Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) rose 2% in after-hours trading Thursday after the enterprise software and hardware maker posted ...
  42. Oracle Stock Rises on Strong Q4 Cloud Revenue (ORCL)

    June 17, 2016
    Oracle's strong 49% surge in cloud-computing revenue suggests it is not being left behind by the likes of Microsoft and Salesforce.com. ...
  43. Oracle Stock Rises Ahead of Q4 Earnings (ORCL)

    June 15, 2016
    Wall Street expects the database and cloud software company to deliver a year-over-year decline in revenue, while earnings ...
  44. Oracle Stock Unfazed by Shareholders' Lawsuit

    June 8, 2016
    It was a week ago news broke that Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) -- fresh off a courtroom loss to Alphabet over alleged patent violations ...
  45. Did Oracle Cheat on Cloud Revenues? (ORCL, CRM)

    June 2, 2016
    A whistleblower has sued Oracle, saying the firm fired her in retaliation for refusing to massage the cloud division's results. ...
  46. Oracle Sued by Whistleblower Finance Exec

    June 2, 2016
    Shortly after Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) was handed a defeat in court over Google's use of its Java code in the Android OS -- a ...
  47. These Stocks Are Strong June Performers (ORCL, INFY)

    June 1, 2016
    These stocks tend to rally in June, moving higher approximately 73% of the time.
  48. Oracle Loses to Google in Lawsuit Over Java Use

    May 27, 2016
    The six-year legal battle between enterprise software provider Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) and Alphabet's (NASDAQ: GOOGL) (NASDAQ: ...
  49. Google Wins Oracle Copyright Suit (GOOGL, ORCL)

    May 27, 2016
    The legal brawl between the two California tech heavyweights stems from Google’s use of Java in Android smartphones.
  50. HP Enterprise Follows Up One Spin Off With Another

    May 25, 2016
    Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) recently announced that it will spin off its enterprise services unit and merge it ...
  51. Salesforce Stock Jumps on Strong Q1 News

    May 19, 2016
    CEO Marc Benioff hosted the usual Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) rah-rah conference call following its release of fiscal Q1 ...
  52. Microsoft Stock: Capital Structure Analysis (MSFT)

    May 16, 2016
    Analyze Microsoft's capital structure to determine the roles of debt and equity in its financing, and explore what these ...
  53. Oracle Battles Google for 9.3B in Damages

    May 10, 2016
    Oracle and Google head to court to decide whether or not APIs are covered under fair use in copyright.
  54. The Industry Handbook: Software Industry

    May 4, 2016
    Discover how the software industry has changed throughout the years to become a mainstay for businesses from programming ...
  55. American Funds Investment Company Performance Case Study (AIVSX)

    May 4, 2016
    Learn more about American Funds Investment Company of America mutual fund including fund history, asset holding composition, ...
  56. Oracle to Buy Cloud Services Niche Player Opower

    May 3, 2016
    Less than a week removed from its acquisition of cloud-based construction and engineering firm Textura for $663 million, ...
  57. First Eagle Global Fund Performance Case Study (SGENX)

    May 2, 2016
    Discover the historical trends regarding the First Eagle Global Fund, including the fund's strongest, weakest and most consistent ...
  58. American Funds AMCAP Fund Performance Case Study (AMCPX)

    April 29, 2016
    Explore the market-beating performance of the American Funds AMCAP Fund, including the seasonal patterns when buying and ...
  59. Oracle Buys Textura to Expand Its Cloud Footprint

    April 28, 2016
    Like some other firms in the tech industry, Oracle (ORCL) was a bit late to recognize the opportunity the cloud and its ...
  60. (ADP) Who are ADP's Main Competitors?

    April 24, 2016
    Explore ADP's primary competitors in its two major segments, with brief descriptions of the scale and offerings of companies ...
  61. 5 Reliable Dividend Stocks

    April 22, 2016
    We quickly analyze five stocks that have rewarded investors over the long haul. Here's why they may make some sense for your ...
  62. The Share Buyback Report: The Technology Sector

    April 20, 2016
    Watch for a stock's share price to respond favorably at the outset of a share buyback program before assuming that gains ...
  63. Oracle Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (ORCL)

    April 12, 2016
    Oracle will send its dividend payment on April 28 to shareholders of record as of April 14.
  64. Enterprise Resource Planning (SAP, ORCL)

    March 24, 2016
    The many benefits of ERP systems such as greater control, improved productivity and better integration offset risks such ...
  65. Oracle Cuts Ties With the State of Oregon

    March 22, 2016
    After an extended two-year legal battle and pocketing $240 million in fees, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) has made it official: The ...
  66. Why Oracle Stock Climbed 6.5% Last Week (ORCL)

    March 21, 2016
    Has Oracle, which has missed Wall Street's revenue estimates in five straight quarters, moved beyond what has been a tough ...
  67. Cisco to Invest $100M in India’s Digital Push (CSCO, ORCL)

    March 21, 2016
    Cisco's investment follows that of Oracle, which in February, announced a $400 million expansion of its India facility.
  68. The 5 Highest Paid Executives in the Information Technology Sector ...

    March 20, 2016
    Discover the identity of the highest paid executives in the information technology sector, and how their successful and lucrative ...
  69. Oracle's Cloud Revenue Soars, Boosts Buyback (ORCL)

    March 16, 2016
    Investors should consider some patience and allow management more time to execute the cloud transition.
  70. Information Technology Sector: Industries Snapshot (XLK, MSFT)

    March 16, 2016
    Discover the eight industries shaping the information technology sector of the S&P 500, and learn which of its largest companies ...
  71. What to Expect From Oracle's Earnings (ORCL)

    March 14, 2016
    Oracle has tons of work to do before threatening Salesforce.com's cloud dominance, but the stock is attractive when combined ...
  72. Is Arista Networks an Acquisition Target? (ANET, CSCO)

    March 12, 2016
    Discover if Arista Networks could be the target of an acquisition by its rivals, and learn what metrics are fueling this ...
  73. The World's Top 10 Technology Companies (AAPL, GOOGL)

    March 8, 2016
    Learn about the top 10 technology companies in the world, their market values, exciting projects and recently released revenue ...
  74. Analyzing Oracle's Price & Profitability Ratios in 2016 (ORCL)

    March 6, 2016
    Understand Oracle Corporation's business by taking a close look at its profitability and price ratios.
  75. Analyzing Oracle's Debt Ratios in 2016 (ORCL, SAP)

    March 5, 2016
    Learn how the debt ratio, debt-to-equity ratio and debt-to-capital ratio are used to evaluate Oracle Corp.'s liabilities, ...
  76. Analyzing Oracle's Return on Equity (ROE) (ORCL)

    January 27, 2016
    Learn about Oracle's ROE. How have net profit margin, asset turnover and financial leverage influenced ROE relative to peers ...
  77. Oracle Stock: A Dividend Analysis (ORCL)

    January 25, 2016
    Discover an analysis of Oracle's dividend policy and dividend ratios, which may indicate it is poised to continue raising ...
  78. 3 Dividend Software Stocks You Should Consider Buying (MSFT, ...

    January 14, 2016
    Learn about three software companies -- Microsoft Corporation, Oracle Corporation and Symantec Corporation -- which provide ...
  79. Clear Skies For Oracle Despite Cloud Revenue Struggles

    December 28, 2015
    With ORCL stock priced at just 12 times fiscal 2017 estimates of $2.82, its fair value should reach $45 in the next 12 to ...
  80. The Top 5 Large-Cap Software Stocks for 2016

    December 18, 2015
    Discover the top five large-cap software stocks for 2016, with a summary of each company and what will make the stock appreciate ...
  81. Oracle, Rite Aid Highlight Slow Earnings Week

    December 13, 2015
    Wall Street is looking for solid quarterly results from FedEx Corporation (NYSE: FDX) this week. Expectations are lower ...
  82. Oracle's 4 Key Financial Ratios (ORCL)

    November 4, 2015
    Learn about Oracle's sales growth rate, debt/equity ratio, return on equity and operating margin, and find out how they affect ...
  83. Impact of a Weaker Euro on Oracle's Financials (ORCL)

    October 21, 2015
    Understand what is happening to Oracle's financials and how the weaker euro is affecting the company. Learn how the company ...
  84. Salesforce.com Extends CRM Lead

    September 21, 2015
    Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) recently introduced its new Internet of Things (IoT) cloud at its Dreamforce event. Salesforce.com ...
  85. These S&P 500 Companies Hold the Most Cash

    September 18, 2015
    Large cash positions allow for many different options and here's why they are beneficial to shareholders.
  86. Oracle And Rite Aid Highlight Quiet Earnings Week

    September 13, 2015
    A couple of retailers and two software giants, as well as an ostensible bellwether of the U.S. economy, will highlight an ...
  87. The 5 Highest Paid CEOs

    September 2, 2015
    While the media and lawmakers discuss whether it's right or wrong, these CEOs have earned gargantuan salaries in the last ...
  88. What's the Secret Behind Ambarella's Success?

    August 13, 2015
    Learn more about Ambarella, and understand some the primary reasons behind the company's continuing high level of growth ...
  89. 10 Richest, Most Successful Tech Geniuses

    July 27, 2015
    Unlike many industries, tech billionaires are mostly self-made. Many of these billionaires came from humble means and, through ...
  90. Salesforce Acquisition Could Boost Microsoft

    July 9, 2015
    A Microsoft acquisition of Salesforce, which has been speculated on, would help boost Microsoft's cloud presence and grow ...
  91. Oracle Partnership Expands Cloud Reach (ORCL, IBM)

    July 9, 2015
    Despite its size and leadership position in the enterprise market, Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) has been undeniably late in pursuing ...
  92. Why Salesforce.com Keeps Picking on SAP (CRM, ORCL)

    July 8, 2015
    Pick any recent Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM) earnings call, and chances are you will hear CEO and co-founder Marc Benioff ...
  93. Apple's New Business: Bonds

    June 26, 2015
    Apple and Oracle are using their massive cash piles to buy up corporate debt. With bond markets looking increasingly rickety, ...
  94. Who Will Emerge As Market Leader In Cloud Sector?

    June 22, 2015
    Both Oracle and Amazon are seeking to increase market share in cloud computing, and despite slow revenue increases, they ...
  95. Oracle, Rite Aid & FedEx Highlight Quiet Earnings Week

    June 14, 2015
    Things will be pretty quiet on the earnings front again this week as we wait for the new season to begin. However, a few ...
  96. Salesforce Buyout

    June 11, 2015
    It’s been over a month now since buyout rumors first began to circulate after sources revealed that Salesforce, the biggest ...
  97. What Education Do You Need To Become A Billionaire? (MSFT, ORCL)

    April 5, 2015
    What kind of education does it take to become a billionaire? We take a look at the formal and informal education of the world's ...
  98. How to Do the Fundamental And Technical Combo Trade

    March 31, 2015
    Fundamental and technical analyses should be viewed as complementary rather than competing practices. When combined, these ...
  99. Go To College Or Become An Entrepreneur?

    February 26, 2015
    The rising cost of higher education and high unemployment rate following the Great Recession has caused many young people ...
  100. The Top 10 Hidden Factors Affecting Software Stocks

    February 10, 2015
    Want to invest in software? Here are the most important factors affecting profits, revenues, and stock price of software ...
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