Oracle Corporation (ORCL) - NYSE
  • Mar. 24, 2011, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Thursday's close: ACN DRI, ORCL, RIMM
    | Mar. 24, 2011, 12:10 AM
  • Mar. 23, 2011, 3:27 PM

    Oracle's (ORCL +1.6%) sharply worded announcement that it will stop developing technology around Intel’s (INTC +1%) Itanium chip sparks outrage from Intel partner Hewlett-Packard (HPQ +1.1%): “We are shocked that Oracle would put enterprises and governments at risk while costing them hundreds of millions of dollars in lost productivity in a shameless gambit to limit fair competition."

    | Mar. 23, 2011, 3:27 PM | 3 Comments
  • Mar. 20, 2011, 5:03 AM

    Cisco's Friday announcement adds another large cap tech stock to the list of dividend payers, with INTC yielding 3.6%, MSFT 2.6%, IBM 1.7%, CSCO 1.4%, HPQ 1.2% and ORCL 0.7%. But do rising dividends suggest that tech companies see fewer prospects for profitable investment in growth?

    | Mar. 20, 2011, 5:03 AM | 15 Comments
  • Mar. 11, 2011, 5:50 PM

    Oracle (ORCL) Co-President Safra Catz is frustrated at the cap on the number of college-educated foreign workers that companies are permitted to hire each year. "The fact that it’s gotten so much harder for educated folks to stay here is really unfortunate because it means the jobs go [elsewhere]," but "comprehensive" immigration reform isn't going anywhere.

    | Mar. 11, 2011, 5:50 PM | 18 Comments
  • Jan. 31, 2011, 12:01 PM
    Goldman Sachs upgrades SAP (SAP) shares to Buy. Despite paying for costly litigation with rival Oracle (ORCL), SAP just reported record Q4 software revenues. SAP is +1.2%.
    | Jan. 31, 2011, 12:01 PM
  • Jan. 27, 2011, 3:50 PM
    SAP (SAP +1.6%) won't buy its way to diversity, claims co-CEO Bill McDermott, who sees partnerships as the way to go. "Consumers don’t want to be locked in," says McDermott. Contrast this with acquisition machine Oracle (ORCL +1.4%), who, incidentally, made SAP blow money on legal bills that could have funded some deals.
    | Jan. 27, 2011, 3:50 PM
  • Jan. 26, 2011, 2:56 PM

    Oracle (ORCL +1%) hits a 52-week high, breaking the previous $32.67/share ceiling, possibly on news the cost of its litigation with rival SAP (SAP +2.1%) cut into the latter's Q4 earnings. But SAP also reported record revenue, a good sign for Oracle's prospects. 

    | Jan. 26, 2011, 2:56 PM
  • Jan. 26, 2011, 1:54 PM

    Signal Hill raises's (CRM) rating to Buy from Hold, noting potential upside, given the firm "dominates" the software-as-a-service sector. Signal Hill's conclusions directly contradict a recent negative Barron's article on, titled "Shades of the Dot-Com Bubble." CRM +4%.

    | Jan. 26, 2011, 1:54 PM
  • Jan. 26, 2011, 12:29 PM

    Business intelligence software provider MicroStrategy (MSTR +15.5%) hits a new 52-week high on strong Q4 numbers, topping its prior $98.43/share max. MicroStrategy reported a Q4 profit of $1.60/share, handily beating the Street consensus of 93 cents/share.

    | Jan. 26, 2011, 12:29 PM
  • Jan. 26, 2011, 8:22 AM

    SAP (SAP +0.3%) intends to file post-trial motions to reduce the $1.3B amount it must pay to Oracle in damages, or to get a new trial. The Q4 cost of its Oracle (ORCL) litigation hit €933M, contributing to a 36% decline in Q4 profits. SAP reported record Q4 software revenue of €1.5B.

    | Jan. 26, 2011, 8:22 AM
  • Jan. 24, 2011, 4:44 PM

    About 25% of enterprise resource planning customers will invest in new systems in 2011, down from 29% in 2010, says Forrester. About 72% of companies surveyed are "in a holding pattern for 2011." Oracle (ORCL) and SAP (SAP) both plan app upgrades this year, but their uptake may take some time.

    | Jan. 24, 2011, 4:44 PM
  • Jan. 21, 2011, 3:51 PM

    At least 4 analysts are upbeat about the new slate of directors at Hewlett-Packard (HPQ +1%). The fresh blood will bolster CEO Leo Apotheker's efforts to be "more aggressive in attacking opportunities in higher value revenue streams, says Barclays. Baird says this will provide a "healthy respite from the tumultuous events" of 2010.

    | Jan. 21, 2011, 3:51 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 21, 2011, 2:44 PM
    IBM's (IBM -0.1%) recent hardware revenue jump of 22% year over year is its segment's biggest such increase in a decade, and is the fruit of massive tech outlays, says an exec. "Innovation and R&D investments do matter, and this business has become a whole lot more than just leveraging commodity parts or driving supply-chain execution."
    | Jan. 21, 2011, 2:44 PM
  • Jan. 21, 2011, 2:23 PM
    After a week where 2 bellwether IT firms saw serious management shakeups, Oracle (ORCL +0.8%) shares hit a 52-week high, possibly because its long-time head Larry Ellison is still in place. No doubt it helps that its new archrival, Hewlett Packard (HPQ +1.3%), also saw a major board reshuffle yesterday.
    | Jan. 21, 2011, 2:23 PM
  • Jan. 21, 2011, 9:29 AM
    Despite its turnaround and reinvention as a software and services company, EMC (EMC +1%) just doesn't get the Street respect it deserves, say executives. Once just a one-trick storage pony, EMC successfully acquired its way to diversity - but its stock still languishes. "There are times you get frustrated," CEO Joe Tucci admits.
    | Jan. 21, 2011, 9:29 AM
  • Jan. 20, 2011, 4:55 PM

    Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) chairman Ray Lane's sweeping revamp of the company's embattled board will result in an "interesting mix" of directors. The new blood offers private equity expertise, as well as tech savvy. And this should remove the lingering cloud of scandal around the departure of CEO Mark Hurd - which faces an H-P probe.

    | Jan. 20, 2011, 4:55 PM | 1 Comment
Company Description
Oracle Corp. provides enterprise software and computer hardware products and services. The company is organized into three businesses: Software and Cloud, Hardware Systems and Services. The Software and Cloud business operates through the following segments: New Software Licenses and Cloud... More
Sector: Technology
Industry: Application Software
Country: United States