As of March 23, 2017, 14 brokerage firms were tracking the International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) stock actively.
As of March 23, 2017, International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) stock price closed at $135.07.
On March 7, 2017, International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) announced a dividend of $0.64 per share on the company’s outstanding common stock.
Duke Energy (DUK) seems to have a marginal edge over Southern Company (SO) due to its relatively stable earnings growth prospects.
In 2016, Southern Company (SO) and Duke Energy (DUK) gave away 86% and 91%, respectively, of their profits as dividends.
In 2016, Duke Energy (DUK) paid dividends of $3.36 per share, while Southern Company (SO) paid dividends of $2.22 per share.
Utility giants SO and DUK have healthy dividend profiles and premium yields. But to know which one is superior, we have to compare dividend profiles.
Of the 35 analyst recommendations for Oracle (ORCL) stock, there was only one “sell” recommendation. More than 60% were “buy” recommendations, and the remainder were “hold” recommendations.
Oracle (ORCL) was trading at a forward EV-to-EBITDA multiple of ~10.9x on March 21, 2017. This metric was lower than Microsoft’s (MSFT) multiple of ~12.7x.
On March 16, 2017, Oracle (ORCL) stock touched its all-time 52-week high of $46.
Oracle’s (ORCL) better-than-expected Cloud revenues led J.P. Morgan (JPM) to upgrade Oracle stock from “neutral” to “overweight.”
Oracle’s (ORCL) SaaS and PaaS revenues grew 73% in fiscal 3Q17, indicating the successful transition of the company to the cloud.
In fiscal 3Q17, Oracle’s (ORCL) cash reserves stood at ~$59.4 billion, and the company had ~$54.0 billion in debt.
Oracle (ORCL) has targeted the Asia-Pacific region, the Middle East, and North America to open more data centers in 2018.
Conventional servers are facing a decline in demand as enterprises rapidly adopt virtualization and cloud computing technology.
The cloud is an extremely consolidated and competitive place where Amazon (AMZN), which has 40% market share, leads the pack.
In fiscal 3Q17, Oracle’s (ORCL) Hardware segment reported revenues of ~$1.0 billion, a 9.4% fall on a year-over-year basis.
Along with Google, Oracle (ORCL) reported the highest growth in the SaaS space.
Within its Software Licensing segment, Oracle’s new software licenses fell 15.8% to ~$1.4 billion in fiscal 3Q17.
Oracle (ORCL) noted that 564 new customers had selected its ERP offerings (excluding NetSuite), 120 of which were expansions.