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Oracle Joins the Cloud Space Acquisition Spree: What's to Come?

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What Are Analysts’ Recommendations for Oracle’s Stock?

Wall Street analysts’ views on Oracle’s stock

Earlier in this series, we discussed Oracle’s (ORCL) recent cloud space acquisitions, Opower (OPWR) and Textura (TXTR). In the systems software space, Oracle’s peers include Microsoft (MSFT), Red Hat (RHT), and ServiceNow (NOW). In this part, we’ll take a look at some market views on Oracle and some of its metrics.

What Are Analysts&#8217; Recommendations for Oracle&#8217;s Stock?

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As we can see in the chart above, of the 41 analyst recommendations for Oracle’s stock, four were “sell” recommendations, more than half were “buy,” and the remainder were “hold” recommendations.

Oracle’s price performance

Oracle’s stock price movement over the past month has been negative. As of May 4, the company’s stock had fallen ~3.2%. In the last one year, Oracle’s stock value has fallen by ~10.2%.

Analysts’ target prices

The Wall Street consensus target price for Oracle was $44.52 per share on May 4, 2016, and the median target price was $44. Oracle’s closing price was $39.30 that day. You could consider investing in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) to gain exposure to Oracle, which makes up 0.7% of SPY. Investors who would like application software exposure could also consider SPY. Application software makes up ~7% of the fund.

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