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What Is Insider Trading Activity Like At Oracle Corporation (ORCL)?

Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has seen its stock price gain 1.67, or +3.53%, so far in 2017. In the past 3-month period alone, shares of ORCL have appreciated +0.67 – or +1.39%. The stock’s 52-week range is $38.59 to $53.14, and its 3-month range is $46.17 to $51.28.

The average Wall Street analyst rating for Oracle Corporation is Strong Buy, according to the average of 27 analyst scores. Of those analysts, 18 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 8 rate it as Hold, and just no analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell.

Insider Trading Activity for Oracle Corporation

Insider trading activity is a great indicator of how a stock is performing, so let’s take a look at Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Oracle Corporation has had 5 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 0 open market buys and 5 sells. Of those insider trades, 0 shares of Oracle Corporation were purchased and 121,800 shares were sold. The total number of shares traded in the last 90-day period is 121,800.

Insider trading over the last 12 months, however, paints a different picture. In the last year there have been a total of 54 insider trades, including 1 open market buys and 53 sells. Of those transactions, there were 286 shares of ORCL bought and 9.56 million shares sold. The total number of shares traded in the last 12 months is 9.56 million.

The most recent open market insider trade was Automatic Sell of 100,000 shares on a day where the closing price was 47.59. The insider, DALEY DORIAN, now holds 36,954 shares of ORCL.

The most recent non open market insider trade was completed by KURIAN THOMAS on 12/26/2017, and was a disposition of 10,550 shares with a final price of $0. The insider now holds 22,983 shares of Oracle Corporation (ORCL).

Examining Institutional Ownership at Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL)

According to Oracle Corporation’s latest 13F filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), institutional ownership is at 58.28%. The total amount of shares outstanding is 4.15 billion, giving the company a market capitalization of about 203.07 billion.

There are 1,713 institutional holders with active positions, accounting for 2.41 billion shares in total. Of those holders, 780 had increased positions amounting to 134.84 million shares, 719 had decreased positions amounting to 145.3 million shares, and 214 holders have a held position accounting for 2.13 billion shares.

The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: VANGUARD GROUP INC with 210.92 million shares, BLACKROCK INC. with 199.46 million shares, STATE STREET CORP with 116.09 million shares, CAPITAL RESEARCH GLOBAL INVESTORS with 88.74 million shares, and BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON CORP with 48.93 million shares.

According to Oracle Corporation (ORCL) most recent 13F filing, the company has 104 new institutional holders – accounting for 24.04 million shares of its common stock. There were 80 sold out positions, amounting to 12.07 million shares.

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