Battered since Tuesday on a forecast of slow sales and an analyst's downgrade, software maker

Oracle

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struggled into positive territory -- up 1% in late trading near $70 -- after affirming current second-quarter and full-year earnings estimates and saying it sees database revenues growing faster than last year's. The stock had traded as low as $60.44 today after

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Robertson Stephens

cut its rating to long-term attractive from buy.