Dec 11, 2023

Oracle Corp. will release its latest earnings report this Monday, which could set the tone for tech stocks this week. 

ORCL-Daily-Chart

ORCL – Daily Chart 

ORCL trades at $113.61, and the market found support at a previous gap open after a sharp drop from the highs. That level will determine whether ORCL continues higher or moves back toward $100. 

Oracle reports its fiscal second-quarter earnings after the close on Monday, and the software giant will want to see more positivity from Oracle investors this time. The company’s shares lost 13% the day after it reported fiscal 2024 first-quarter earnings in September. Investors were concerned about slowing growth for its cloud-services business and a sales forecast below expectations. 

The stock has gained nearly 40% this year but has struggled since its September earnings report. Shares are down 10% from the highs of $127.42. Analysts expect Oracle to seize on the push by corporations into AI tools, which could boost cloud services sales.  

Overall, analysts expect to see earnings of $1.33 per share on $13 billion in sales for the November quarter, according to FactSet. That would be a 10% earnings increase and a 6% sales increase.  

Oracle’s earnings increased 16% year over year in its fiscal first quarter after 8% year over year for the fourth quarter. If there is another slowdown, investors could lose patience with the stock.

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