Morgan Stanley Maintains Rating on Oracle (ORCL)

Morgan Stanley Maintains Rating on Oracle (ORCL)

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Morgan Stanley reported on Thursday that they have reaffirmed their rating on computer technology company, Oracle Corporation(ORCL).

The firm reported that they have maintained their “Overweight” rating for ORCL as underlying fundamentals have improved.

A Morgan Stanley analyst commented, “ORCL’s 10-Q showed: 1) organic cc license growth better than we first modeled, 2) a much better large deal environment, 3) good deferred license coverage and 4) margin improvements coming from both efficiency gains and mix shift. Additionally, SW maint. margins continued at all-time highs, giving us confidence that ORCL can continue to protect and grow EPS – which should be aided by continued repurchases given a strong QoQ increase in onshore cash (despite another large buyback). With sales capacity ramping well, Fusion Apps accelerating, Exa-series sustaining strong growth and mild comps continuing ahead, the stock is easier to own than most headed into CY13.”

Oracle shares were down 53 cents, or -1.58% during Thursday afternoon trading. The stock is up 28.8% YTD.

The Bottom Line
Shares of Oracle Corporation (ORCL) have a .71% dividend yield, based on last night’s closing stock price of $33.61. The stock has technical support in the $30 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $35-$36 price levels.

Oracle Corporation(ORCL) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.2 out of 5 stars.

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