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Oracle Corporation (ORCL)

  • Dec. 17, 2010, 8:54 AM
    Oracle's (ORCL) Q2 gives a modest indication corporate IT spending is up again and bodes well for the entire industry. While hardware revenues hit $1.1B, it's an open question if Oracle can revive the flagging Sun server business in the long term. Premarket, Oracle is +4.3%.
    | Dec. 17, 2010, 8:54 AM | Comment!
  • Dec. 16, 2010, 4:07 PM
    Oracle (ORCL): FQ2 EPS of $0.51 beats by $0.05. Revenue of $8.6B (+46.5%) vs. $8.3B. Shares +3.7% AH. (PR)
    | Dec. 16, 2010, 4:07 PM | Comment!
  • Dec. 16, 2010, 3:29 PM
    The mysterious CPTN Holdings (MSFT) that bought 882 Novell (NOVL) patents last month isn't "just a front for Microsoft." The coalition includes Apple (AAPL), EMC (EMC), and Oracle (ORCL), according to the German Federal Cartel Office. But it still isn't clear just how Microsoft organized this "motley crew," or who gets what patent.
    | Dec. 16, 2010, 3:29 PM | Comment!
  • Dec. 16, 2010, 10:46 AM
    Oracle's (ORCL) new online Cloud Office desktop suite at least shows the company has some interest in exploiting the OpenOffice suite it inherited from the Sun buyout. It's also another way to hammer at Microsoft's (MSFT) core Office revenues. Oracle is +0.3%.
    | Dec. 16, 2010, 10:46 AM | 1 Comment
  • Dec. 16, 2010, 8:18 AM
    Optimists see 2011's tech sector as poised for growth, with strong company balance sheets, high consumer interest, and businesses needing to drive efficiency gains. Other positives: 2010's M&A activity, tablet computers, streaming video, mobile apps and services, and the cloud. But not everyone is so upbeat.
    | Dec. 16, 2010, 8:18 AM | Comment!
  • Dec. 16, 2010, 12:10 AM
    Notable earnings after Thursday's close: ACN, ORCL, RIMM, TTWO
    | Dec. 16, 2010, 12:10 AM | Comment!
  • Dec. 15, 2010, 2:32 PM
    Since 2002, IBM (IBM -0.7%) has sunk $28B in deals and invested heavily in R&D. Yet since 2002, it boosted sales only 15% and saw shares rise 21% - Hewlett-Packard (HPQ -0.4%) spent over $43B on mergers and saw revenue and share price double in that period. But IBM has seen 26 straight quarters of per share earning increases, compared to H-P's 6.
    | Dec. 15, 2010, 2:32 PM | Comment!
  • Dec. 15, 2010, 11:19 AM
    Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) wins a 5-year, $1.4B data center outsourcing contract from European telecommunications company E.ON (EONGY.PK). Under the deal's terms, more than 11K employees will join H-P, which will also function as E.ON's operational integrator. H-P is -0.3%.
    | Dec. 15, 2010, 11:19 AM | Comment!
  • Dec. 14, 2010, 9:04 AM
    Next year, Microsoft (MSFT) will release a new version of its CRM suite it will sell in 40 countries, and not just in North America. Along with an aggressive marketing campaign, Microsoft hopes this revamp will restore some momentum to its stalled business apps efforts. Premarket, Microsoft is flat.
    | Dec. 14, 2010, 9:04 AM | 3 Comments
  • Dec. 10, 2010, 3:30 PM
    Oracle (ORCL) wants the Apache Software Foundation to rejoin the Java Executive Committee. Apache resigned this week, complaining Oracle has too much control over Java. The Java community process is dead, and what's left "is a zombie, walking the streets of the Java ecosystem," says the foundation president.
    | Dec. 10, 2010, 3:30 PM | Comment!
  • Dec. 10, 2010, 11:56 AM
    Analysts expect Oracle (ORCL) to report Q2 revenue of $8.3B and earnings of 46 cents/share, up from $5.9B and 39 cents/share in Q2 last year. Oracle is getting a boost from an uptick in business IT spending, and from its Sun hardware business. Oracle is +1.4%.
    | Dec. 10, 2010, 11:56 AM | Comment!
  • Dec. 9, 2010, 10:52 AM
    The tech sector is "embarking on a new growth spurt" in the U.S., adding 47K jobs so far this year, says Moody's. Tech's seen a 15% employment growth rate in 2010, as compared to a 11% rate for the overall economy. Government stimulus has helped, along with rising demand for products in Asia and Latin America.
    | Dec. 9, 2010, 10:52 AM | 2 Comments
  • Dec. 7, 2010, 12:35 PM (CRM, +1.5%) announced a database cloud service. No doubt there are plenty of companies wanting to build or expand software applications without managing the requisite databases, but has a ways to go before the big Oracle (ORCL) or IBM (IBM) shops defect.
    | Dec. 7, 2010, 12:35 PM | 1 Comment
  • Dec. 3, 2010, 3:19 PM
    Oracle's (ORCL) wishfully thinking CEO Larry Ellison boasts his company's new super fast server array will gain ground on server market leader Hewlett-Packard (HPQ). "We think the HP machines are vulnerable," he says. But Oracle holds a distant 4th place for server market share, and mere talk won't reverse the steady slide.
    | Dec. 3, 2010, 3:19 PM | Comment!
  • Dec. 3, 2010, 2:25 PM
    SAP (SAP +1.7%) mulls forming a tighter relationship with Hewlett-Packard (HPQ -0.5%), possibly because of Oracle's (ORCL +2.6%) legal tactics with both firms. As big as Oracle has become, the combined duo would have even more market heft and products. But SAP denies rumors it's an HP takeover target.
    | Dec. 3, 2010, 2:25 PM | Comment!
  • Dec. 3, 2010, 12:22 PM
    BMC (BMC) is flat at $45.77 with the acquisition of GridApp Systems, a provider of database management apps. BMC needs to grow its automation capabilities to win bigger deals, and database management was a glaring hole in its strategy. Pricing was undisclosed.
    | Dec. 3, 2010, 12:22 PM | Comment!
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Company Description
Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, hosts and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware system including computer server, storage and networking products and related services.
Sector: Technology
Country: United States