(ORCL) Stake Increased by First Trust Advisors LP

Lawrence Kim
April 16, 2018

Insiders have sold a total of 2,056,250 shares of company stock worth $102,760,938 over the last quarter. The stock decreased 2.71% or $3.07 during the last trading session, reaching $110.3. About 12.49M shares traded. The Children's Place, Inc. CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) has declined 22.81% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.33% the S&P500.

Meridian Investment Counsel Inc increased its stake in Oracle Corp (ORCL) by 111.31% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Seventeen investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-four have given a buy rating to the company's stock. The institutional investor held 25,075 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.19 million, up from 15,525 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc who had been investing in Oracle Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $188.11 billion market cap company.

The stock as of last trading session moved 5.69% up from its 52 week low and was -13.84% behind its 52 week high. The fund owned 364,361 shares of the enterprise software provider's stock after buying an additional 12,100 shares during the period.

Oracle Co. (NYSE:ORCL) Director Jeffrey Berg sold 75,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, April 12th. It has underperformed by 10.35% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.17 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.02, from 1.13 in 2017Q3.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of ORCL. Cerebellum GP LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Oracle in the fourth quarter valued at $126,000. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.63 earnings per share. About 39.15 million shares traded or 133.86% up from the average. Stratos Wealth Partners Ltd owns 11,788 shares. Moreover, Wilkins Invest Counsel has 0.1% invested in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Vanguard Grp Inc Inc holds 0.44% or 213.22M shares. Duncker Streett & has 46,112 shares. (NYSE:MO) was sold by Quigley Brian W. Dillard James E III had sold 6,500 shares worth $410,313.

Oracle Corporation's (ORCL) is expected to announce its next earnings on 3/19/2018 4:30:00 PM. Hightower Limited Liability Com accumulated 589,830 shares or 0.23% of the stock. Van Hulzen Asset Management Llc owns 19,500 shares or 0.1% of their U.S. portfolio. State Of Wisconsin Board holds 3.50 million shares. Georgia-based Buckhead Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Company has invested 0.26% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Brandes Ptnrs Limited Partnership holds 0.17% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) or 178,736 shares. It also reduced its holding in Costco Wholesale Corp (NASDAQ:COST) by 2,020 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 7,185 shares, and cut its stake in Intel Corp (NASDAQ:INTC). Therefore 60% are positive. Oracle had 114 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, July 24 with "Buy". On Monday, May 29 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with "Buy". The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has "Outperform" rating given on Friday, December 15 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by UBS with "Buy" on Friday, September 15. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, September 17 by Nomura.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. It's down -0.37, from 0.75 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 40 investors sold IP shares while 232 reduced holdings. 134 funds opened positions while 410 raised stakes. Colorado-based Asset Inc has invested 0.01% in The Children's Place, Inc. Court Place Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 1.82% or 93,063 shares. Amp Cap Ltd accumulated 2.49M shares. Chilton Ltd invested in 3,391 shares. TheStreet raised shares of Oracle from a "c+" rating to a "b" rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 28th. 45,101 were reported by California Employees Retirement Sys. Of Toledo Na Oh invested in 82,268 shares or 0.97% of the stock. (NASDAQ:PLCE). 16,000 were reported by Alpine Woods Capital Llc. Aull & Monroe Mngmt holds 0.35% or 11,941 shares. Keel Point LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Oracle by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Hirtle Callaghan Lc owns 20,200 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. First Foundation Advsrs holds 8,013 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Oracle from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a report on Tuesday, December 19th. Therefore 80% are positive.

Several equities research analysts have commented on ORCL shares. The stock of The Children's Place, Inc. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Thursday, February 15 by Piper Jaffray. As per Monday, January 8, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Friday, September 30 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, November 17 by Credit Suisse. On Wednesday, January 10 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Buy". (NYSE:MO) earned "Hold" rating by Cowen & Co on Friday, July 7. Piper Jaffray upgraded it to "Overweight" rating and $92 target in Thursday, March 17 report.

Maverick Capital Ltd, which manages about $14.71B and $7.92 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Dowdupont Inc by 809,199 shares to 4.06M shares, valued at $289.12M in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

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