Here's What To Expect When Oracle (ORCL) Reports Earnings

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of Oracle Corp (ORCL) were slightly higher by 0.08% to $44.67 in mid-morning trading Wednesday, ahead of the IT company's fiscal fourth quarter earnings report, scheduled to be released after the market closes this afternoon.

The company is expected to earn 87 cents per share on revenue of $10.95 billion for the period, according to analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.

Last quarter, Oracle posted earnings of 68 cents a share on revenue of $9.33 billion.

Redwood City, Calif.-based Oracle is a provider of enterprise software and computer hardware products and services.

The company operates through various segments, including new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions, cloud infrastructure-as-a-service, software license updates and product support, hardware systems products, hardware systems support, and services business.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates ORACLE CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of A. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate ORACLE CORP (ORCL) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

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