Foster & Motley Inc decreased its stake in Oracle Corporation (ORCL) by 11.18% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Foster & Motley Inc sold 18,994 shares as the company’s stock declined 4.48% with the market. The institutional investor held 150,953 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $7.78 million, down from 169,947 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Foster & Motley Inc who had been investing in Oracle Corporation for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $173.31B market cap company. The stock increased 0.98% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $48.29. About 16.40M shares traded. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has declined 3.81% since January 13, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 3.81% the S&P500. Some Historical ORCL News: 11/05/2018 – ORACLE FINANCIAL FINAL DIV/SHR 130 RUPEES; 07/03/2018 – Oracle Elevator Announces New Technology Center; 11/05/2018 – ORACLE NAMES CHARLES W. MOORMAN IV and WILLIAM G. PARRETT to the Bd of DIRECTORS; 07/05/2018 – Oracle’s Mark Hurd Echoes Concerns on Pentagon’s Cloud Process; 20/03/2018 – EXCLUSIVE-Salesforce in advanced talks to buy MuleSoft; 12/04/2018 – Oracle’s Moat Unveils New Invalid Traffic Detection Capabilities, Achieves Rigorous MRC Accreditation for SIVT of Desktop and M; 14/05/2018 – CI Investments Adds Becton Dickinson, Cuts Oracle: 13F; 10/04/2018 – Aite Group gives highest mark to the Oracle/Equisoft stand-alone claims solution; 19/03/2018 – Oracle Underwhelms Investors With Cloud Revenue, Forecast; 15/05/2018 – The Australian investigations stem from allegations made by Oracle in a report provided as part of an Australian review into the impact that Google, owned by Alphabet, and Facebook have on the advertising market
Boyd Watterson Asset Management Llc increased its stake in 3M Company (MMM) by 57.16% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Boyd Watterson Asset Management Llc bought 2,346 shares as the company’s stock declined 6.86% with the market. The institutional investor held 6,450 shares of the medical and dental instruments company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $1.36 million, up from 4,104 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Boyd Watterson Asset Management Llc who had been investing in 3M Company for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $111.92 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.72% or $1.39 during the last trading session, reaching $192.21. About 2.36M shares traded. 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) has declined 17.47% since January 13, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.47% the S&P500. Some Historical MMM News: 11/04/2018 – Filtrete™ Brand from 3M Teams up with Amazon to Integrate the New Filtrete™ Smart Air Filter Line with Amazon Dash; 15/05/2018 – Amphenol Corporation vs 3M Innovative Properties Company | Terminated-Dismissed | 05/15/2018; 20/04/2018 – Wall St Week Ahead-Trade tensions set for brighter U.S. corporate spotlight; 22/05/2018 – Vomela/3M Teambuilding Event Results in Donation to the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities; 15/03/2018 – 3M and Nobel Media Bring Prestigious Nobel Prize Inspiration Initiative to Minnesota; 13/03/2018 – SPAIN 3M BILLS AVG YIELD -0.543% VS -0.507% AT FEB. 20 AUCTION; 04/04/2018 – 3M REPORTS NEW LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENT; 30/05/2018 – 3M INDIA 4Q NET INCOME 930.5M RUPEES VERSUS 903.9M RUPEES; 05/03/2018 – 3M NAMES MICHAEL ROMAN CEO REPORTS NEW LEADERSHIP APPOINTMENTS; 09/05/2018 – 3M Names Mojdeh Poul Exec VP, Safety/Graphics Business Group
Foster & Motley Inc, which manages about $913.18 million and $666.65 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Kroger Company (NYSE:KR) by 61,915 shares to 179,443 shares, valued at $5.22M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Vanguard Interm (VGIT) by 16,947 shares in the quarter, for a total of 121,756 shares, and has risen its stake in Aflac Inc (NYSE:AFL).
Among 47 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 23 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 23 Hold. Therefore 49% are positive. Oracle had 140 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Benchmark with “Buy” on Friday, April 28. JP Morgan upgraded Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) on Thursday, March 16 to “Overweight” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, June 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, June 20. The rating was downgraded by Wedbush on Wednesday, June 20 to “Hold”. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) earned “Buy” rating by Rosenblatt on Friday, December 15. The firm has “Buy” rating by BMO Capital Markets given on Monday, October 2. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, July 24. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Tuesday, September 18. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, September 15.
More notable recent Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Wednesdayâ€™s Vital Data: Oracle, Boeing and JPMorgan – Investorplace.com” on December 19, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Jefferies Has 6 Top Software Stock Picks for 2019 – 24/7 Wall St.” published on December 22, 2018, Benzinga.com published: “Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG), Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) – Will Oracle Earnings Put Analyst Cloud Concerns to Rest? – Benzinga” on December 17, 2018. More interesting news about Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Oakmark Fund: Q4 2018 – Seeking Alpha” published on January 13, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Oracle provides upside Q3 guidance; shares +5% – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: December 18, 2018.
Analysts await Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) to report earnings on March, 18. They expect $0.76 EPS, up 1.33% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.75 per share. ORCL’s profit will be $2.73B for 15.88 P/E if the $0.76 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.74 actual EPS reported by Oracle Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.70% EPS growth.
Investors sentiment decreased to 0.63 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.19, from 0.82 in 2018Q2. It turned negative, as 56 investors sold ORCL shares while 640 reduced holdings. 133 funds opened positions while 304 raised stakes. 2.03 billion shares or 4.41% less from 2.13 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Perella Weinberg Cap Mgmt Lp stated it has 0.19% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Miller Investment Mngmt Ltd Partnership invested 0.15% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Eastern State Bank holds 0.02% or 6,969 shares in its portfolio. 6,350 are held by Wheatland Inc. Whittier Trust has invested 0.29% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Putnam Investments Limited Liability owns 1.95M shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. Employees Retirement Of Texas reported 634,835 shares stake. The Missouri-based Confluence Invest Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.52% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Pub Sector Pension Inv Board has invested 0.27% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Dupont Mngmt Corp reported 0.28% stake. 180,353 are held by Asset Mngmt. Goldman Sachs Gru Inc Inc has invested 0.24% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Investec Asset Mgmt Ltd has 11,788 shares. Spirit Of America holds 0.19% or 29,300 shares in its portfolio. Davis R M invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL).
Boyd Watterson Asset Management Llc, which manages about $4.87B and $174.94 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Vaneck Vectors Hgh Yield Muni Index by 34,719 shares to 131,236 shares, valued at $4.09M in 2018Q3, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Ishares S&P Preferred Stk (PFF) by 88,846 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 111,056 shares, and cut its stake in Ishares Iboxx Inv Grade Corp Bd Etf (LQD).
Among 17 analysts covering 3M (NYSE:MMM), 7 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. 3M had 107 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, February 15, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The stock of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, September 25 by Credit Suisse. The stock of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) has “Underweight” rating given on Monday, November 19 by Barclays Capital. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, April 24 report. The firm has “Underperform” rating given on Wednesday, December 16 by RBC Capital Markets. Citigroup maintained the shares of MMM in report on Wednesday, October 24 with “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, April 24 by CFRA. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $230 target in Monday, March 26 report. On Friday, May 26 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, December 14.
Since September 10, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 1 sale for $90,252 activity. $274,752 worth of 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) was sold by Hammes Eric D..
Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.06, from 0.97 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 47 investors sold MMM shares while 535 reduced holdings. 117 funds opened positions while 480 raised stakes. 371.40 million shares or 0.76% less from 374.25 million shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Citigroup holds 176,368 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Moreover, Garland Cap Management Incorporated has 3.65% invested in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) for 25,302 shares. 18,357 were reported by Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Capital Management. Barclays Public Ltd Com reported 920,618 shares stake. Arcadia Mi holds 0.15% of its portfolio in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM) for 2,730 shares. 1,550 are owned by Provident Investment Mngmt Incorporated. 13,062 were accumulated by First Comml Bank. Modera Wealth Mgmt Lc accumulated 0.59% or 13,819 shares. Heritage Investors Management accumulated 53,661 shares. Osborne Partners Limited Liability Co holds 2,250 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Teacher Retirement Of Texas invested 0.15% in 3M Company (NYSE:MMM). Arrow Financial owns 7,698 shares. Brown Advisory Incorporated, Maryland-based fund reported 254,955 shares. Newman Dignan And Sheerar owns 2,374 shares. Mariner Wealth Advsrs, Alabama-based fund reported 141,334 shares.
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