Oracle Corporation (ORCL)

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Bull case
Forward dividend yield higher than the industry and sector averages
Bear case
Stock price high relative to the 52-week range
Revenue growth lower than the industry and sector averages
Company’s profitability is declining
Forward P/B ratio high relative to industry peers
Average analyst stock price below current stock price
High short interest

Bull case

  1. ORCL forward dividend yield is 1.40%, higher than the industry (0.12%) and sector (0.19%) forward dividend yields. See ORCL forward dividend chart.

Bear case

  1. ORCL stock price ($89.74) is close to the 52-week high ($91.43). Perhaps now is a good time to sell? See ORCL price chart.
  2. ORCL quarterly revenue growth was 3.90%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (10.63% and 8.56%, respectively). See ORCL revenue growth chart.
  3. ORCL profitability is declining. The YoY profit margin change was -15.14 percentage points. See ORCL profitability chart.
  4. ORCL Price/Book ratio is 48.22, which is high compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios. See ORCL forward Price/Book ratio chart.
  5. ORCL average analyst price target ($89.59) is below its current price ($89.74). See ORCL price target chart.
  6. ORCL short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 3.58. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock. See ORCL short interest ratio chart.