Enterprise software stocks follow Oracle, Tibco lower

|By:, SA News Editor

Oracle missed FQ4 estimates thanks in part to weaker-than-expected license growth that has stoked fresh cloud competition fears. FQ1 guidance is in-line.

Tibco, which has been dealing with competitive and execution issues for several quarters, posted FQ2 numbers that were slightly better than the outlook provided in a June 3 warning, but also issued weak FQ3 guidance.

Many enterprise software names are trading lower, including several cloud software firms and a few companies viewed as big data/analytics plays: VMW -1.3%. SPLK -1.9%. DATA -2.3%. INFA -1.6%. MKTO -3.8%. JIVE -2.5%. CSLT -4.1%. BSFT -3.3%.

Workday (WDAY -2.2%) is also among the decliners. Larry Ellison again went out of his way to take shots at the cloud HR leader during Oracle's earnings CC (transcript). "We already have a huge lead over Workday in cloud ERP ... In HCM, we are dominating Workday in Europe, and beating them in dozens of core HCM deals here in North America." Workday will probably beg to differ on the specifics.