Analyst Ratings for Oracle Corp. (ORCL)Updated: 2017-07-28
Analysts covering Oracle Corp. (NYSE:ORCL) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for ORCL last month.
22 analysts declared ORCL a buy, 3 issued an overweight rating, 11 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.
ORCL was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 63, implying a possible profit of 24.88 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 33, implying a possible loss of -34.59 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.
Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 1.77 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.86 percent.
People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.
ORCL has an estimated earnings growth rate of 21.39 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. ORCL has a PEG ratio of 1.07.
ORCL has a 52-week high of 51.85 and a 52-week low of 37.62. Currently the stock is 34.1 percent higher than its low, and 2.7 percent lower than its 52-week high. ORCL has a P/E ratio of 22.93. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ORCL value stock report compares ORCL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ORCL is $211.67 billion. ORCL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.