Buy, Sell or Hold? Sell-side Consensus is in on Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO)

Research analysts covering Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) are projecting that the shares reach $48.473 within the next 12-18 months.  This is the consensus number derived from the 19 analyst reports taken into consideration. The most bullish, or aggressive analyst target pins the projected price at $54, while the most bearish, or conservative analyst sees the stock reaching $43.

Broker Rating Update on Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL)

Zacks provides analysts with an Average Broker Rating (or ABR), basing it on sell-side recommendations. Shares of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) currently have an ABR of 1.74. This is based on a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Moving to earnings estimates, for this current fiscal period, Wall Street analysts have projected that the company will post $0.73 earnings per share. This is the current Zacks consensus EPS which was calculated at the time of writing. Analysts will likely revise their estimates leading in to the actual results date.  

taking a look at the most recent period, which closed on 2017-02-28, Oracle Corporation reported EPS of $0.63 for a surprise factor of 10.53%, calculated by being $0.06 away from analyst projections.

Investors will be marking their calendars for 2017-06-15, when the company is planning to release their quarterly results.

Research analysts covering Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) are projecting that the shares reach $46.277 within the next 12-18 months.  This is the consensus number derived from the 18 analyst reports taken into consideration. The most bullish, or aggressive analyst target pins the projected price at $58, while the most bearish, or conservative analyst sees the stock reaching $32.

Broker Rating Update on Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO)

Zacks provides analysts with an Average Broker Rating (or ABR), basing it on sell-side recommendations. Shares of Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) currently have an ABR of 2.29. This is based on a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Moving to earnings estimates, for this current fiscal period, Wall Street analysts have projected that the company will post $0.09 earnings per share. This is the current Zacks consensus EPS which was calculated at the time of writing. Analysts will likely revise their estimates leading in to the actual results date.  

taking a look at the most recent period, which closed on 2017-03-31, Yahoo! Inc. reported EPS of $0.06 for a surprise factor of -25%, calculated by being $-0.02 away from analyst projections.

Investors will be marking their calendars for 2017-07-17, when the company is planning to release their quarterly results.

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