Earnings Momentum Keeps Oracle (ORCL) a Buy

ORCL stock a buy in latest weekly rating.

By Portfolio Grader

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Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) ranks in the top 10% of its industry group, Software, and in the top 10% of its sector group, Information Technology, with a market value of $212.2 billion. From an investment attractiveness prospective, ORCL is ranked in the top half of the sector with a ranking of 205 among the 708 companies in the sector; Portfolio Grader's current ranking for ORCL puts it 37 among the 144 companies in this industry group, giving it an above-average position and number 1,048 in the 5000 company Portfolio Grader company universe.

ORCL is rated as a Buy using Louis Navellier's Portfolio Grader stock evaluator, which incorporates his investing methodology. This represents no change from the previous week and is the same ranking ORCL has had from Portfolio Grader for 4 months.

Portfolio Grader currently ranks the Information Technology sector number 4 among the 12 sectors in its universe putting it in the second quartile of all the GICS sectors. The Software industry group is ranked 26 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it near the average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

ORCL has received above-average scores in 4 of the 8 fundamental metrics used by Portfolio Grader and average or below-average grades in 4 of the areas used in the ranking of company stocks.

ORCL'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 much 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.

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 unique 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. Based on 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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