Oracle shareholder returns and stock trends

So far in this series, we’ve discussed expectations from Oracle’s fiscal 3Q18 earnings and its position in the competitive cloud space. Let’s take a look at Oracle’s (ORCL) technical indicators, as they help us make market entry and exit decisions in the stock.

On February 28, 2018, Oracle stock had risen ~2.5% and 1.8% in the trailing-five-day period and the trailing-one-month period, respectively. ORCL stock had risen ~7.0% and ~17.0% in 2018 year-to-date and the trailing-12-month period, respectively.

In comparison, Microsoft (MSFT), IBM (IBM), and SAP (SAP) have generated returns of 45.0%, ~-14.0%, and 12.0%, respectively, in the trailing-12-month period.
What Technical Indicators Say about Oracle Stock

Microsoft’s MACD

On February 28, 2018, Oracle stock closed at $50.67. The stock was trading 1.0% above its 20-day moving average of $50.00, 4.0% above its 50-day moving average of $49.00, and 4.0% above its 100-day moving average of $49.00.

A company’s MACD (moving average convergence divergence) is the difference between its short-term and long-term moving averages. Microsoft’s 14-day MACD is 0.06. Microsoft’s positive MACD indicates a downward trading pattern.

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