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Oracle (ORCL) Analysts See $0.62 EPS; Gardner Lewis Asset Management LP Upped Martin Marietta Materials (MLM) Stake By $1.11 Million

Analysts expect Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) to report $0.62 EPS on December, 21.They anticipate $0.07 EPS change or 12.73% from last quarter’s $0.55 EPS. ORCL’s profit would be $2.59 billion giving it 20.18 P/E if the $0.62 EPS is correct. After having $0.55 EPS previously, Oracle Corporation’s analysts see 12.73% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.67% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $50.05. About 17.20 million shares traded or 10.30% up from the average. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 14.08% since December 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.62% the S&P500.

Gardner Lewis Asset Management LP increased Martin Marietta Materials Inc (MLM) stake by 84.21% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Gardner Lewis Asset Management LP acquired 4,985 shares as Martin Marietta Materials Inc (MLM)’s stock rose 4.98%. The Gardner Lewis Asset Management LP holds 10,905 shares with $2.43M value, up from 5,920 last quarter. Martin Marietta Materials Inc now has $13.08B valuation. The stock increased 0.37% or $0.76 during the last trading session, reaching $208.01. About 453,592 shares traded. Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) has risen 23.49% since December 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 6.79% the S&P500.

Gardner Lewis Asset Management LP decreased Bank Of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) stake by 41,400 shares to 565,559 valued at $13.72M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Class C stake by 1,124 shares and now owns 14,919 shares. Eog Resources Inc. (NYSE:EOG) was reduced too.

Among 13 analysts covering Martin Marietta (NYSE:MLM), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 62% are positive. Martin Marietta had 24 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, October 11 by Jefferies. As per Wednesday, June 8, the company rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs. As per Tuesday, October 11, the company rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of MLM in report on Wednesday, August 5 with “Buy” rating. Cleveland upgraded the shares of MLM in report on Friday, March 31 to “Buy” rating. SunTrust maintained it with “Buy” rating and $228.0 target in Thursday, October 26 report. The rating was upgraded by Cleveland on Monday, April 3 to “Buy”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM) on Wednesday, September 6 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, October 2 by Longbow. Jefferies maintained the shares of MLM in report on Monday, August 21 with “Hold” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.28 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.30, from 0.98 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 39 investors sold MLM shares while 161 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 141 raised stakes. 58.73 million shares or 0.45% less from 58.99 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Great Lakes Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 1,534 shares. Macquarie Gru Limited owns 900 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Voya Inv Management Limited Liability holds 0.02% or 43,437 shares. Mitchell Capital Mgmt owns 21,151 shares. Central National Bank & Trust Co, Kentucky-based fund reported 396 shares. 7,676 were accumulated by Laffer Invs. Next Grp Inc Inc has 220 shares. Korea Inv Corporation reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM). Peak6 Invests Limited Partnership stated it has 5,573 shares. Dynamic Management Ltd invested 0.2% in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM). Putnam Investments Llc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM). Oppenheimer And Communication Inc reported 23,238 shares. Gardner Lewis Asset Mngmt L P, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 10,905 shares. South Dakota Invest Council has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM). Farmers Merchants reported 0% of its portfolio in Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. (NYSE:MLM).

Among 38 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 28 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. Oracle had 97 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained the shares of ORCL in report on Friday, June 17 with “Neutral” rating. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Market Perform” on Wednesday, March 16. Wunderlich maintained Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) on Friday, June 17 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Buy” on Friday, September 15. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of ORCL in report on Friday, December 16 with “Buy” rating. Piper Jaffray initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 4 report. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, June 23 by Argus Research. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 21 by Drexel Hamilton. The firm has “Sector Weight” rating by Pacific Crest given on Monday, October 19. As per Friday, December 16, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.18, from 0.95 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 49 investors sold Oracle Corporation shares while 572 reduced holdings. 140 funds opened positions while 449 raised stakes. 2.35 billion shares or 0.02% less from 2.35 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Sageworth Trust stated it has 0.02% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). The Michigan-based Exchange Capital Management has invested 1.17% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Perritt Capital Mngmt holds 0.15% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 11,547 shares. Majedie Asset Mngmt Ltd invested in 1.14% or 240,651 shares. Hills Savings Bank & Tru Communication invested 0.42% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Foyston Gordon Payne stated it has 437,578 shares or 4.73% of all its holdings. Btr Capital holds 220,960 shares or 2.27% of its portfolio. Nelson Roberts Invest Advsrs Ltd Liability holds 113,442 shares. Fayez Sarofim has 1.14 million shares for 0.31% of their portfolio. 12.62 million were reported by Polen Capital Ltd Liability Corp. Thompson Davis & Co Incorporated reported 1,522 shares stake. Natixis Asset Mngmt stated it has 0.13% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Bailard Incorporated has invested 0.08% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Marshwinds Advisory Company has invested 2.75% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Millennium Management Ltd, New York-based fund reported 3.42 million shares.

Oracle Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts, and supports application, platform, and infrastructure technologies for information technology environments worldwide. The company has market cap of $208.88 billion. It provides services in three primary layers of the cloud: Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. It has a 21.77 P/E ratio. The firm licenses its Oracle Database software, which enables storage, retrieval, and manipulation of data; and Oracle Fusion Middleware software to build, deploy, secure, access, and integrate business applications, as well as automate their business processes.

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