Bulls REASONS TO BUY
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May 18, 2013
(Stock Blog Hub, 4/15/13)
The first quarter 2013 earnings season has gotten underway, though it will take another three weeks for the reporting cycle to heat up. The initial reports from...(read more)
(Telecom Ramblings, 3/26/13)
Yesterday Oracle announced that it is acquiring another networking vendor, demonstrating that it's quite serious about moving into the telecom world. They are buying Tekelec, which...(read more)
(The Market Financial, 3/21/13)
Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL) stunned the markets with a poor quarterly report. In the last few days, stocks like Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), Deere & Company...(read more)
Oracle (ORCL) Company Overview
Oracle is the world's largest enterprise software company. It has made its name in the software industry as the pioneer of relational database software, which lets businesses store and manage large amounts of data. The company's operations are separated into two divisions: software and services. Oracle's software licenses and software support have consistently brought in about 80% of their total revenue.
Oracle has been on an acquisitions frenzy. These acquisitions have increased the number of customers that rely on Oracle for product support. By increasing its customer base Oracle has been able to reduce its software license prices to compete with other software giants, keeping their support fees level and increasing the number of customers requiring their support. In 2005, Oracle purchased PeopleSoft Inc. for $11.1 billion. Oracle purchased BEA Systems for $8.5 billion in 2008. Oracle acquired Sun Microsystems for $7.4 billion dollars in January 2009, after receiving regulatory approval from the European Commission. Sun has transformed Oracle from a database and business-software company to a hardware company as well.(Read more at Wikinvest )
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