LeJeune Puetz Investment Counsel LLC held its position in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 37,595 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock at the end of the 2nd quarter. Oracle Corporation comprises 1.3% of LeJeune Puetz Investment Counsel LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 26th largest holding. LeJeune Puetz Investment Counsel LLC’s holdings in Oracle Corporation were worth $1,885,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. State Street Corp raised its holdings in Oracle Corporation by 1.0% during the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 123,195,917 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock valued at $5,495,769,000 after acquiring an additional 1,187,802 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its holdings in Oracle Corporation by 2.9% during the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 53,750,832 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock valued at $2,397,824,000 after acquiring an additional 1,521,879 shares during the period. Harris Associates L P raised its holdings in Oracle Corporation by 0.4% during the first quarter. Harris Associates L P now owns 41,561,715 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock valued at $1,854,068,000 after acquiring an additional 156,122 shares during the period. First Eagle Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in Oracle Corporation by 3.7% during the first quarter. First Eagle Investment Management LLC now owns 41,235,175 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock valued at $1,839,501,000 after acquiring an additional 1,467,144 shares during the period. Finally, Macquarie Group Ltd. raised its holdings in Oracle Corporation by 6,353.4% during the first quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 18,640,774 shares of the enterprise software provider’s stock valued at $831,551,000 after acquiring an additional 18,351,920 shares during the period. 58.66% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Shares of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) traded down 1.08% during trading on Friday, hitting $48.38. The stock had a trading volume of 8,546,283 shares. The stock has a market cap of $201.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.04 and a beta of 1.05. Oracle Corporation has a one year low of $37.62 and a one year high of $53.14. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $49.52 and its 200-day moving average price is $47.49.

Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, September 14th. The enterprise software provider reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $9.21 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $9.03 billion. Oracle Corporation had a net margin of 25.34% and a return on equity of 20.55%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.55 EPS. Analysts expect that Oracle Corporation will post $2.94 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 25th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, October 11th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 10th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.55%. Oracle Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 33.19%.

A number of research firms have commented on ORCL. Jefferies Group LLC raised their price target on Oracle Corporation from $60.00 to $61.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 15th. Credit Suisse Group AG began coverage on Oracle Corporation in a report on Tuesday, September 5th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $62.00 price target on the stock. KeyCorp reissued a “buy” rating and set a $61.00 price target on shares of Oracle Corporation in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub raised Oracle Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 price target on shares of Oracle Corporation in a report on Friday, September 15th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and thirty-one have assigned a buy rating to the company. Oracle Corporation has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $53.37.

In other news, insider Thomas Kurian sold 750,000 shares of Oracle Corporation stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.46, for a total transaction of $37,845,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 783,533 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $39,537,075.18. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Dorian Daley sold 25,776 shares of Oracle Corporation stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $48.05, for a total transaction of $1,238,536.80. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 30,977 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,488,444.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 1,055,776 shares of company stock valued at $52,673,112. Corporate insiders own 29.00% of the company’s stock.

About Oracle Corporation

Oracle Corporation (Oracle) provides products and services that address all aspects of corporate information technology (IT) environments, including application, platform and infrastructure. The Company’s businesses include cloud and on-premise software, hardware and services. Its cloud and on-premise software business consists of three segments, including cloud software and on-premise software, which includes Software as a Service (SaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) offerings, cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and software license updates and product support.

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