Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Oracle

(

ORCL

) as a pre-market leader candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Oracle as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • ORCL has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $441.1 million.
  • ORCL traded 10,864 shares today in the pre-market hours as of 8:16 AM.
  • ORCL is up 2.3% today from yesterday's close.

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More details on ORCL:

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems, and related services worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.5%. ORCL has a PE ratio of 62. Currently there are 15 analysts that rate Oracle a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Oracle has been 13.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Oracle has a market cap of $169.7 billion and is part of the technology sector and computer software & services industry. The stock has a beta of 1.12 and a short float of 1.3% with 4.27 days to cover. Shares are up 12.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Oracle as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, expanding profit margins, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The gross profit margin for ORACLE CORP is currently very high, coming in at 83.88%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 26.56% is above that of the industry average.
  • After a year of stock price fluctuations, the net result is that ORCL's price has not changed very much. Although its weak earnings growth may have played a role in this flat result, don't lose sight of the fact that the performance of the overall market, as measured by the S&P 500 Index, was essentially similar. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
  • ORACLE CORP has improved earnings per share by 6.5% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, ORACLE CORP reported lower earnings of $2.07 versus $2.22 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.77 versus $2.07).
  • ORCL's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93 is somewhat low overall, but it is high when compared to the industry average, implying that the management of the debt levels should be evaluated further. Even though the debt-to-equity ratio shows mixed results, the company's quick ratio of 3.62 is very high and demonstrates very strong liquidity.

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