Oracle (ORCL) a Buy on Healthy Earnings Momentum

ORCL stock a buy in latest weekly rating.

By Portfolio Grader

The current recommendation of Buy for Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) is derived using the Portfolio Grader stock evaluator, which incorporates Louis Navellier's investing methodology. The current Portfolio Grader recommendation on the shares has been in place for 4 months.

The company is a member of the 141 company Software GICS industry group, which is a segment of the 704 company GICS Information Technology sector. ORCL has a market value of $202.8 billion which is in the top 10% of its industry group The ranking for ORCL by Portfolio Grader places it 51 among the 141 companies in this industry group, giving it an above-average position.

Portfolio Grader currently ranks the Information Technology sector number 6 among the 12 sectors in its universe putting it in the third quartile of all the GICS sectors. The Software industry group is ranked 28 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it near the average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

ORCL has attained above-average scores in 4 of the 8 fundamental areas analyzed by Portfolio Grader and average or below-average grades in 4 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 mixed, with rankings for earnings surprises and earnings revisions that are worse than average, while the score for earnings momentum is better than average. ORCL's ranking for return on equity is decidedly better than its industry group average but its grade for cash flow is below-average. Oracle's fundamental scores give ORCL a place in the top half of the industry group.

Quantitatively, Portfolio Grader uses the Navellier Proprietary Quantitative Score to measure ORCL's shares from the aspect of risk/reward. This exclusive scoring approach takes into account the relative value of ORCL'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. Considering this risk/reward calculation, the company 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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