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You will be able to trade Oracle shares online more efficiently thanks to some stock market data that you'll find in this record dedicated exclusively to this stock with, among other things, its live exchange rate and a historical technical analysis of its prices.

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ISIN code: US68389X1054
Ticker: NYSE: ORCL
Index or market: NYSE

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Elements to consider before selling or buying Oracle shares

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First, we'll be closely following the group's international expansion strategy, which mainly involves acquisitions made abroad or by joint ventures.

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Investments in marketing and advertising will also allow the group to gain visibility and profitability.

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The ties forged between Oracle and certain government organizations around the world are important elements to consider.

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You'll also need to keep an eye on the development of B2C solutions, particularly in the field of data security by Oracle.

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Global economic health also has a significant impact on the activities and sales of the Oracle group therefore following the trends of this global market is a must.

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The foreign exchange market is also to be watched closely because exchange rates greatly influence the margins and profitability of this business.

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Finally, we'll also be keeping an eye on the competition in this sector and on its main players.

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General presentation of Oracle

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If you want to build a relevant analysis of Oracle stock, you need to know a lot about the company, its activities and products as well as its main sources of revenue. To help you, here is a detailed presentation of this company:

The Oracle Corporation is an American company specialising in the IT sector. More precisely, it is currently the world leader in the field of enterprise software publishing.

In order to gain a better understanding of Oracle's activities, they can be divided into different business areas according to the proportion of turnover they generate, as follows :

  • Software licence support and cloud services are the main activities of the group, generating more than 70.9% of the company's turnover.
  • This is followed by the sale of cloud and on-premise software licences, which generate almost 13.3% of the company's turnover, along with database software, application management software such as customer relationship management, procurement and others, and decision support software.
  • Hardware sales activities currently account for 8.3% of the company's turnover.
  • Finally, the remaining 7.5% of Oracle's turnover comes from customer services.

It is also interesting to know the geographical distribution of the Oracle group's revenues. Currently, 46.3% of Oracle's revenue is generated in the United States. The rest comes from the United Kingdom (5.2%), Japan (4.9%), Germany (4.3%), Canada (3.2%) and the rest of the world (36.1%).

Oracle's share price is currently listed on the Nasdaq market and is part of the Nasdaq 100 stock index.

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The major competitors of Oracle

Oracle is an American company operating in the computer software sector which has established itself among the leaders in this sector in just a few decades. Although it's the world's number two in this field, Oracle remains highly competitive with various relatively large companies, some of which are also listed on the stock market.


Oracle's main competitor is, for the time being, the giant Microsoft remaining undefeated for several years.

Other competitors

Then come other companies more or less dangerous for Oracle such as Symantec, EMC, VMware, Salesforce and Intuit which should also be monitored. Finally, some outsiders such as Adobe, CA Technologies, SAS, Cisco, Dassault Systèmes, Siemens, Fujitsu, Autodesk, Citrix or Google can represent a longer-term threat for Oracle.

The major partners of Oracle

Here are some examples of the important partnerships that the Oracle group has established in recent years.


In 2013, the Oracle group partnered with one of its main competitors, namely Salesforce, under a 9-year contract for the integration of their Cloud. Lots of software developed by Oracle have since become Salesforce technological standards.


The same year, Oracle set up another partnership, once again focusing on the Cloud, with the giant Microsoft which is its main adversary.

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Positive factors for Oracle shares
The factors in favour of a rise in the Oracle share price:

To begin, it's important to remember that the success of the Oracle business is largely due to the fact that Oracle offers high quality products. The group is able to offer high quality products on the market, particularly thanks to its strategy of targeted acquisitions.

The Oracle group can also base its success on its impressive work force. To date, over 130,000 people are employed by the company around the world which allows it to benefit from a strong talent pool.

Another undeniable advantage of the Oracle group of course concerns its positioning in certain very specific segments such as on the database market for businesses. In fact, this leadership contributes to improving its brand image but also approaching private and professional customers more easily.

With regard to the great benefits of the Oracle group, the strong capacity for innovation of this company is essential. Oracle invests a large part of its budget in research and development and continuously tries to develop new high-quality products that meet various needs in order to outplay the competition.

Of course, the highly diversified product portfolio available to the Oracle group is another significant advantage, especially since some of the products have become true benchmarks on the market. In particular the Oracle database, Enterprise Manager, Fusion Middleware, Oracle servers, Oracle workstations and even storage solutions.

We also appreciate the strategy of diversification of its activities implemented by Oracle. In addition to marketing its benchmark products, the group has decided to put forward service offers such as SAAS, PAAS, consultancy services and even financing services which have enabled it to gain even greater loyalty among its customers and to broaden its prospect base.

The Oracle Group's communication strategy which is very well thought through is also appreciated and allows it to closely impact the market. The group particularly sponsors a large amount of events around the world, therefor gaining visibility without going through conventional advertising.

Negative factors for Oracle shares
The factors in favour of a drop in the Oracle share price:

First of all, the fact that the Oracle group is currently one of the market leaders isn't just an advantage. This leadership often leads Oracle to face proceedings and certain controversies. Some have already had a negative impact on the brand image of the company in the past and the group is liable to see new conflicts of this type.

Finally, the second and last weak point of the Oracle Company of course concerns its sector of activity which has experienced very significant growth in recent years. Although this sounds like good news, it also means that the competition is both important and strategically very aggressive. This particularly concerns the consultancy and IT segment companies which are increasingly present and are partly responsible for limiting the growth of the group's market shares.

As you can see, Oracle's weaknesses are very slim compared to its advantages. However, you shouldn't just take the quantity of these arguments into account but also their possible weight on the decisions of traders. Because a single element can influence the evolution of a trend in itself when the market conditions are consistent.

The information supplied here is only for indicative purposes and should not be used without the completion of a comprehensive and complete fundamental analysis of this asset notably taking into account exterior data, future publications and announcements and all fundamental events and news that could influence the strengths and weaknesses or make them more or less significant. This information does not in any way constitute recommendations relating to the completion of transactions or a solicitation to buy or sell an asset.
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