Oracle Corporation ( ORCL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on April 12, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.15 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 28, 2016. Shareholders who purchased ORCL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 5th quarter that ORCL has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $40.36, the dividend yield is 1.49%.
The previous trading day's last sale of ORCL was $40.36, representing a -10.79% decrease from the 52 week high of $45.24 and a 21.82% increase over the 52 week low of $33.13.
ORCL is a part of the Technology sector, which includes companies such as Microsoft Corporation ( MSFT ) and SAP SE ( SAP ). ORCL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.14. Zacks Investment Research reports ORCL's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as -7.04%, compared to an industry average of 7.5%.
Interested in gaining exposure to ORCL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have ORCL as a top-10 holding:
- iShares North American Tech-Software ETF ( IGV )
- iShares U.S. Technology ETF ( IYW )
- PowerShares Dynamic LargeCap Value ( PWV )
- Vanguard Information Tech ETF - DNQ ( VGT )
- SPDR Select Sector Fund - Technology ( XLK ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is PWV with an increase of 2.08% over the last 100 days. IGV has the highest percent weighting of ORCL at 8.29%.
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