Buy Ranking on Oracle (ORCL) Shares Confirmed

ORCL stock a buy in latest weekly rating.

By Portfolio Grader

Currently, Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has a Buy using the approach of Louis Navellier for investing and his Portfolio Grader stock evaluator. The current Portfolio Grader recommendation on the shares has been in place for 3 months.

As one of the 704 companies in the GICS Information Technology sector ORCL is a component of the 140 company Software GICS industry group within this sector. The market value of ORCL is $209.4 billion which places it in the top 10% of its industry group Portfolio Grader's current ranking for ORCL puts it 44 among the 140 companies in this industry group, giving it an above-average position.

The Information Technology sector is ranked number 5 among the 12 sectors in the Portfolio Grader universe putting it in the second quartile of all the GICS sectors. The Software industry group is ranked 30 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it near the average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

Oracle has earned above-average scores in 6 of the 8 fundamental areas appraised by Portfolio Grader and average or below-average grades in 2 of the areas used in the ranking of company stocks.

The company's operational scores provide mixed results with rankings for operating margin and earnings growth that are above average, while the score for sales growth is below average. Scores for visibility of earnings are superior with a ranking for earnings revisions, earnings surprises and earnings momentum that are discernibly better than average. ORCL's ranking for return on equity is markedly better than its industry group average but its grade for cash flow is below-average. Based on these fundamental scores, Oracle places in the top quartile of the industry group.

Portfolio Grader quantitatively measures ORCL's shares using the Navellier Proprietary Quantitative Score. This metric looks at ORCL's shares from the aspect of risk/reward. This proprietary scoring approach considers the relative value of the company's shares based on the current price of the shares relative to its peers, the market and risk associated with its industry and sector groups. Using this risk/reward calculation, ORCL currently scores above-average in its industry group compared to its peers.

Louis Navellier's proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results, with A being 'strong buy' and F being 'strong sell'. Explore the tool here.

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