was dipping slightly after an analyst's report this morning that lowered estimates for its fourth quarter ending May 31. In recent trading, Oracle was off 42 cents, or 2.5%, to $16.64. At times in early trading, shares dropped as much as $2.
worried lately that the second-largest software firm would warn for the second consecutive quarter. A note by
Salomon Smith Barney
analyst Gretchen Teagarden Thursday dropped fourth-quarter estimates from 15 cents per share to 13 cents per share. Consensus estimates gathered by
Thomson Financial/First Call
are for the company to earn 15 cents per share.