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Are Analysts Bearish Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) After Last Week?

17 December 2017

Foster & Motley Inc increased its stake in Oracle Corporation (ORCL) by 3.13% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Notis-Mcconarty Edward who had been investing in Oracle for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $201.58B market cap company. The stock increased 2.00% or $2.82 during the last trading session, reaching $144.09. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.70, for a total value of $182,625.00. The Children's Place, Inc.

Oracle announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback program on Thursday, December 14th that allows the company to buyback $12.00 billion in shares. It has outperformed by 27.40% the S&P500. Notis-Mcconarty Edward sold 6,775 shares as the company's stock rose 5.35% with the market. Aperio Gp Ltd Liability invested in 0.51% or 1.65 million shares. Gluskin Sheff & Assoc Inc who had been investing in Extended Stay America Inc. for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.42B market cap company.

The stock decreased 3.77% or $1.89 during the last trading session, reaching $48.3. 75,172,521 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 14,205,022. Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on Oracle in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. It has underperformed by 2.62% the S&P500.

Prentiss Smith & Co Inc increased its stake in Oracle Systems Corp. (NYSE:STAY) for 617,195 shares. Teradata Corp Del (NYSE:TDC) was reduced too. (NASDAQ:CERN) by 13,051 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 114,080 shares, and cut its stake in Alphabet Inc.

Among 9 analysts covering Harris (NYSE:HRS), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. The rating change was revealed in an analyst report earlier today. UBS reinitiated Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) on Thursday, November 9 with "Buy" rating. Mizuho maintained The Children's Place, Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) has "Hold" rating given on Thursday, July 27 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, September 18 with "Buy". Rosenblatt Securities reissued a buy rating and issued a $58.00 price objective on shares of Oracle in a research note on Monday, September 11th. SunTrust upgraded the shares of ORCL in report on Wednesday, September 16 to "Buy" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Sunday, September 10 by BMO Capital Markets. Morgan Stanley has "Equal-Weight" rating and $45 target. (NASDAQ:PLCE) on Monday, January 11 to "Overweight" rating. The rating was maintained by Wedbush on Thursday, March 16 with "Neutral".

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.3 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.40, from 1.86 in 2017Q1. Cambridge Inv Rech invested in 223,392 shares. 71 funds opened positions while 154 raised stakes.

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Homrich & Berg invested in 0.03% or 7,175 shares. Altrinsic Global Advsrs Limited Liability Company accumulated 569,705 shares. Eagle Advsr Ltd Co invested in 0.02% or 10,502 shares. Lbmc Invest Lc reported 4,319 shares. Dsam Prtnrs (London) Limited owns 442,583 shares. Aviance Cap Partners Limited Liability Corp accumulated 9,370 shares or 0.15% of the stock. Hussman Strategic Advsrs Incorporated has 0.01% invested in The Children's Place, Inc. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Oracle by 4.6% in the second quarter. (NASDAQ:PLCE) for 6,300 shares. Cibc Ww Mkts Corp invested in 0.23% or 424,459 shares. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 3.13M shares or 1.15% of all its holdings. They expect $3.75 earnings per share, up 11.61% or $0.39 from last year's $3.36 per share.

Moreover, Barclays Plc has 0% invested in the company for 29,925 shares. Its the same as in 2017Q1. It is flat, as 49 investors sold Oracle Corporation shares while 572 reduced holdings. only 140 funds opened positions while 449 raised stakes. Mairs And Pwr Inc accumulated 32,433 shares.

Oppenheimer restated their hold rating on shares of Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) in a report released on Friday morning. Illinois-based Vestor Capital Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.01% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). The institutional investor held 500,000 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $4.68M, down from 546,278 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Levin Capital Strategies L P holds 204,917 shares or 0.18% of its portfolio.

Analysts await Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) to report earnings on December, 21. Invesco Ltd owns 561,939 shares or 0.01% of their USA portfolio. Pzena Mngmt Limited Liability Company invested 2.76% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Harvey Management has 129,805 shares for 2.79% of their portfolio. Delta Asset Management LLC TN now owns 7,516 shares of the enterprise software provider's stock valued at $335,000 after buying an additional 42 shares during the last quarter. Finemark Natl Bank & Tru holds 0.16% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 43,596 shares.

Notis-Mcconarty Edward decreased its stake in Oracle (ORCL) by 15.66% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. 23,962 are held by Sigma Planning Corporation. Finally, Bell Bank boosted its position in shares of Oracle by 0.9% in the 1st quarter.

Ensemble Capital Management Llc, which manages about $381.11 million and $457.37 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in First Rep Bk San Francisco C (NYSE:FRC) by 5,770 shares to 207,115 shares, valued at $20.73 million in 2017Q2, according to the filing. Therefore 71% are positive. As per Friday, December 15, the company rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets. Oracle Corporation now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $50.18. RBC Capital Markets has "Outperform" rating and $97 target. On Friday, December 15 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Outperform". Fourteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-eight have issued a buy rating to the stock.