Piper Jaffray Weighs In on Oracle Corporation Following Increase in Subscription-Based Sales

Piper Jaffray analyst Katherine Egbert came out with a favorable report on Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) due to an increase in subscription-based sales for the company. The analyst reiterated an Overweight rating on the stock and raised the price target from $49 to $54. Shares of ORCL closed yesterday at $44.28, up $0.34, or 0.77%.

Egbert commented, “We have lowered our estimates for the May 2015 quarter (Q4:FY15) due to an increasing shift from upfront license revenue to ratable, subscription-based cloud sales. We expect revenue from recurring sources to ramp to 63% of total revenue in FY17, up from 59% at FYE14. Foreign exchange was volatile during Q4; we view it as a wildcard. Approximately 30% of Oracle’s overall revenue is from EMEA and 15% comes from APAC.”

According to TipRanks.com, which measures analysts’ and bloggers’ success rate based on how their calls perform, analyst Katherine Egbert has a total average return of 5.8% and a 71.8% success rate. Egbert has a 16.6% average return when recommending ORCL, and is ranked #1188 out of 3623 analysts.

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