Oracle Corporation (ORCL): Today's Featured Technology Winner

The technology sector closed the day up 3.1%. Bel Fuse Inc ( BELFB), Dialogic Inc ( DLGC), SatCon Technology Corporation ( SATC), and Suntech Power Holdings ( STP) were all winners today within the technology sector with Oracle Corporation ( ORCL) being today's featured technology winner. Oracle Corporation rose 62 cents (2.2%) to $28.56 on average volume. Throughout the day, 45.6 million shares of Oracle Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 40 million shares.

Oracle Corporation, an enterprise software company, develops, manufactures, markets, distributes, and services database and middleware software, applications software, and hardware systems worldwide. Oracle Corporation has a market cap of $145 billion and is part of the computer software & services industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6, above the average computer software & services industry P/E ratio of 16.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 10.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Oracle as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and notable return on equity. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

On the negative front, Zoom Technologies Inc ( ZOOM), Clearwire ( CLWR), Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution ( KONE), and Valpey Fisher Corporation ( VPF) were all losers within the technology sector with Ariba Inc ( ARBA) being today's technology sector Loser Spotlight stock.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the technology sector could consider Technology Select Sector SPDR ( XLK) while those bearish on the technology sector could consider ProShares Ultra Short Technology ( REW).

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