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Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) is due to report earnings after the closing bell on September 20, 2011. I wrote about Oracle here.

Overview
ORCL trades an average of 35.7 million shares per day.

Oracle Corporation, an enterprise software company, develops, manufactures, markets, distributes, and services database and middleware software, applications software, and hardware systems worldwide. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

52-Week High: $36.50
52-Week Low: $24.72
Book Value: $7.85
Float Short: 1.06%

On average, 15 analysts are expecting a drop of $-0.28 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.75. A beat of $0.47 per share will top the estimated mean earnings.

The P/E ratio has trended lower, as the current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 17.3, while the forward P/E ratio is now 12.6. A falling P/E ratio may signal a bargain for astute investors, or maybe time to move on.
From a month ago, the stock has increased in price 14.93%, with a one-year change of 12.47%.
Comparing to the S&P 500 price changes, the price performances are 8.42% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and year-to-date difference is -3.80% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

Revenue year-over-year has increased to $35.62 billion for 2011 vs. $26.82 billion for 2010. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $8.55 billion for 2011 vs. $6.14 billion for 2010. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising, with an EBIT year-over-year of $12.03 billion for 2011 vs. $9.06 billion for 2010.



Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
May-11$ 10.75 B$ 10.81 B$ 52.30 M0.49%
Feb-11$ 8.67 B$ 8.81 B$ 135.86 M1.57%
Nov-10$ 8.35 B$ 8.65 B$ 303.82 M3.64%
Aug-10$ 7.28 B$ 7.59 B$ 312.24 M4.29%
May-10$ 9.51 B$ 9.63 B$ 120.94 M1.27%
M = millions, B = billions
Differences are rounded.
Some one-time items are often excluded in reported EPS.




Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.





Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) is due to report earnings after the closing bell on September 20, 2011.

Overview
ADBE trades an average of 6.1 million shares per day.

Adobe Systems Incorporated operates as a diversified software company in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

52-Week High: $35.99
52-Week Low: $22.67
Book Value: $10.91
Float Short: 3.10%

On average, 10 analysts are expecting a drop of $-0.01 in earnings per share compared to last quarter's results of $0.55. A beat of $0.54 per share will top the estimated mean earnings.

The current trailing twelve months (ttm) P/E ratio is 14 The forward P/E ratio is 13.8.
From a month ago, the stock has increased in price 12.20%, with a one-year change of -20.27%.
Comparing to the S&P 500 price changes, the price performances are 5.85% vs. the S&P 500 from a month ago, and year-to-date difference is -11.73% vs. the S&P 500 price change.

Revenue year-over-year has increased to $3.80 billion for 2010 vs. $2.95 billion for 2009. The bottom line has rising earnings year-over-year of $774.68 million for 2010 vs. $386.51 million for 2009. The company's earnings before income and taxes are rising, with an EBIT year-over-year of $993.07 million for 2010 vs. $690.51 million for 2009.



Gross reported revenue compared to the mean estimate (rounded).

Fiscal Quarter Ending Month-Year Revenue Estimates Actual $ Difference Difference %
May-11$ 994.79 M$ 1.02 B$ 28.39 M2.85%
Feb-11$ 1.03 B$ 1.03 B$ 1.18 M0.11%
Nov-10$ 983.77 M$ 1.01 B$ 24.18 M2.46%
Aug-10$ 984.94 M$ 990.32 M$ 5.38 M0.55%
May-10$ 906.87 M$ 943.03 M$ 36.16 M3.99%
M = millions, B = billions
Differences are rounded.
Some one-time items are often excluded in reported EPS.




Reported earnings per share compared to the mean estimate. Differences are rounded.





I use a proprietary blend of technical analysis, financial crowd behavior, and fundamentals in my short-term trades, and while not totally the same in longer swing trades to investments, the concepts used are similar. You may want to use this article as a starting point of your own research with your financial planner. I use Seeking Alpha, Edgar Online, Google Finance, MSN Money, CNBC, Zacks and Yahoo Finance for most of my data. I use the "confirmed" symbols from earnings.com that I believe to be of the most interest.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, but may initiate a long position in ORCL or ADBE over the next 72 hours.

Source: Earnings Preview: Adobe, Oracle Report Results Tuesday

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