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Is Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) A Safe Bet?

Boston, MA 10/14/2013 (wallstreetpr) – For those investors that are looking for a good investment in enterprise software and hardware, Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) is said to be a safe bet. This company has quite a few strengths which make it an immediate buy for investors. These strengths can be seen in the growing earnings per share, growth in revenue, attractive equity on return and expanding profit margins. It is common knowledge that no company can truly say that is safe in the ever changing technological world that we live in. However, the weaknesses that are possesses by Oracle Corporation can be somewhat overlooked for the great investment that it proves to be.

Presently, there are a number of analysts that give this a “buy” rating as opposed to the 2 “sell” and the 12 “hold. This coupled with the fact that the company currently carries a “buy” rating of ‘A’ gives it an upper hand over the competitors. The company is looking good for now in that aspect. Oracle Corporation has a market value of $152.27 billion. In the 52 week long trade of stock, ORCL has moved $29.52 on the lower boundary and $36.43 on the upper.

It is the plan of the company to pay $0.12 out in dividends on each share in the quarterly dividend for October 29. This shows that there is an approximate 1.49% yield and an annualized dividend of $0.48. The company announced that there was $8.40 billion in revenue for the last quarter. Shareholders earned $0.59 per share held. Analysts had estimated that there would have been a $0.56 earning per share, however, this was trumped by $0.03. The EPS of the same period in the previous year was $0.53. This means that the company made a earning per share growth of $0.06 over the last year. This is an impressive increase given the competitive industry.

Published by Ruchi Gupta

Swati Goyal has over 6 years of experience in financial research & analysis domain. She has built financial models varying from consumer goods to banks. She has her articles published in leading dailies of the nation

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