Quant Score Keep Oracle (ORCL) a Buy

ORCL stock a buy in latest weekly rating.

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Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) is a member of the 144 company Software GICS industry group, which is a segment of the 707 company GICS Information Technology sector. ORCL has a market value of $209.3 billion which is in the top 10% of its industry group. Portfolio Grader's current ranking for ORCL puts it 57 among the 144 companies in this industry group, putting it in the second quartile; in the top half of the sector with a ranking of 278 among the 707 companies in the sector, and number 1,465 in the nearly 5,000 company Portfolio Grader universe.

Portfolio Grader currently ranks ORCL as a Buy. The methodology for investing incorporated in this tool, developed by Louis Navellier, researches and ranks approximately 5,000 stocks each week from a fundamental and quantitative perspective. This represents no change from the previous week and is the same ranking ORCL has had from Portfolio Grader for 4 months.

Currently, Portfolio Grader ranks the Information Technology sector number 3 among the 12 sectors in its universe putting it in the top half of all the GICS sectors. The Software industry group is ranked 18 among the 69 industry groups within the GICS sectors, placing it near the average in terms of the Navellier scoring system.

ORCL has realized above-average scores in 4 of the 8 fundamental areas evaluated 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 score 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 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 viewpoint of risk/reward. This unique scoring methodology weighs 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. Based on 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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