More on Oracle: New software license/cloud subscription sales fell 2% Y/Y in FQ3, down sharply...

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More on Oracle: New software license/cloud subscription sales fell 2% Y/Y in FQ3, down sharply from FQ2's +17% and below guidance of +3%-13% (is cloud competition a factor?). Hardware product sales -23%, same as FQ2 and worse than guidance of flat to -10% (plunging UNIX server demand). License update/product support sales +7% (same as FQ2). Cloud software sales (boosted by acquisitions) grew "well over 100%." $2.1B in buybacks propped up EPS. Opex -2% Y/Y. ORCL -6.6% AH. CC at 5PM ET (webcast), guidance should be provided. (PR)