The U.S. Justice Department late Thursday said it would join a
fraud lawsuit against enterprise software giant Oracle Corporation
) , alleging the company overcharged the government on several
contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
The lawsuit centers around allegations that Oracle failed to
offer government customers the same discounts it offered in the
private sector. As per its government contract, which ran from 1998
to 2006, Oracle was required to offer those same discounts.
Oracle whistleblower Paul Frascella originally filed the lawsuit
in 2007 under the False Claims Act.
Oracle shares fell 13 cents, or -0.6%, in premarket trading
The Bottom Line
We had removed shares of ORCL from our recommended list back on May
4, when the stock was trading at $26.01. Shares of ORCL have a .84%
dividend yield, based on last night's closing stock price of
$23.70. The stock has technical support in the $21 price area. If
the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the
$25-$26 price levels. We would remain on the sidelines for now.
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) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™
Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars.
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