Polen Capital Management Has Decreased Oracle (ORCL) Holding by $180.96 Million; Share Value Declined; As Philip Morris Int’l (PM) Stock Value Rose, Lau Associates Lifted Holding by $443,799

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Polen Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Oracle Corp (ORCL) by 21.88% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Polen Capital Management Llc sold 3.55 million shares as the company’s stock declined 4.48% with the market. The institutional investor held 12.67M shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $653.07 million, down from 16.21M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Polen Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Oracle Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $173.31B market cap company. The stock increased 0.98% or $0.47 during the last trading session, reaching $48.29. About 16.40 million shares traded. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has declined 3.81% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 3.81% the S&P500. Some Historical ORCL News: 12/03/2018 – CRN Exclusive: Apple Hires Oracle Channel Veteran To Help Drive Enterprise Sales Growth; 06/03/2018 – IT Convergence and lnspyrus Sign Global Partnership Agreement to Deliver Next-Gen Invoice Automation to Drive Finance Transformation; 19/03/2018 – ORACLE SEES ADJ EFFECTIVE TAX RATE OF 20% IN 4Q; 10/05/2018 – Somansa Introduces Server-i to Discover and Protect Sensitive Data in Servers and Databases; 16/04/2018 – Oracle Co-CEO Tells Trump Pentagon Cloud Plan Makes ‘No Sense’; 14/03/2018 – ACONEX LTD ACX.AX – SHAREHOLDERS HAVE VOTED IN FAVOUR OF PROPOSED ACQUISITION BY ORACLE CORP THROUGH ITS UNIT VIA A SCHEME OF ARRANGEMENT; 15/05/2018 – Oracle, according to The Australian newspaper, said Alphabet receives detailed information about people’s internet searches and user locations if they have a phone that carries Android — the mobile operating system developed by Google; 10/04/2018 – New Oracle Health Sciences mHealth Connector Cloud Service Enables Digital Clinical Trials at Scale and Delivers New Level of Patient Centricity; 06/03/2018 – Rimini Street: Court of Appeals Reversed Certain Awards Made in Oracle’s Favor After 2015 Trial; 21/03/2018 – Oracle Retail Demonstrates Continued Adoption of Cloud Solutions Among Global Retail Community

Lau Associates Llc increased its stake in Philip Morris Int’l Inc (PM) by 170.63% based on its latest 2018Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Lau Associates Llc bought 5,479 shares as the company’s stock rose 7.45% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 8,690 shares of the farming and seeds and milling company at the end of 2018Q3, valued at $709,000, up from 3,211 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Lau Associates Llc who had been investing in Philip Morris Int’l Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $108.04B market cap company. The stock increased 1.98% or $1.35 during the last trading session, reaching $69.5. About 7.15M shares traded or 3.94% up from the average. Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) has declined 21.07% since January 12, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.07% the S&P500. Some Historical PM News: 19/04/2018 – PHILIP MORRIS 1Q TOTAL SHIPMENT VOLUME FELL BY 2.3%; 09/05/2018 – Philip Morris International sells Marlboro cigarettes outside the U.S; 22/04/2018 – DJ Philip Morris International Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (PM); 29/05/2018 – Altria, Reynolds, Lorillard, and Philip Morris Ordered to Issue Corrective Statements on Nicotine Addiction; 22nd Century’s; 19/04/2018 – PHILIP MORRIS SEES 2018 OPERATING CASH FLOW OF OVER $9.0B; 19/04/2018 – Philip Morris 1Q Total Cigarette Shipments 164.28B; 30/05/2018 – Tobacco-Free Kids: Sick Joke — Philip Morris Repeats Call for Smoke-Free Future While It Aggressively Markets Cigarettes and; 16/03/2018 – Japan Tobacco and its peers — Philip Morris International , British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands — are grappling with slowing sales as more people give up smoking; 24/04/2018 – Philip Morris Bond Trading 2x Average; Clients Net Sellers; 09/05/2018 – Philip Morris Revises 2018 Reported EPS Guidance for Currency

Among 23 analysts covering Philip Morris International (NYSE:PM), 15 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. Philip Morris International had 75 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Cowen & Co maintained Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) rating on Monday, August 21. Cowen & Co has “Buy” rating and $135.0 target. As per Friday, October 20, the company rating was maintained by Citigroup. The stock of Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) earned “Buy” rating by Piper Jaffray on Friday, October 13. Deutsche Bank maintained Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) rating on Tuesday, April 24. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $100 target. The company was initiated on Tuesday, September 13 by Citigroup. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co on Thursday, April 19 with “Buy”. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, March 8 by BNP Paribas. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Friday, June 17. The firm has “Hold” rating by Societe Generale given on Thursday, April 21. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) on Thursday, August 31 with “Buy” rating.

More notable recent Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Philip Morris: Shares Remain Under Pressure – Seeking Alpha” on September 10, 2018, also Investorplace.com with their article: “7 Best Fidelity Funds for 2019 – Investorplace.com” published on January 07, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “3 Reasons Philip Morris Is A Strong Buy – Seeking Alpha” on August 27, 2018. More interesting news about Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Why Philip Morris International Stock Tumbled 37% in 2018 – The Motley Fool” published on January 10, 2019 as well as Fool.com‘s news article titled: “Will Altria Group Raise Its Dividend in 2019? – The Motley Fool” with publication date: January 12, 2019.

Since November 29, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $5.17 million activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.85 in Q3 2018. Its up 0.04, from 0.81 in 2018Q2. It increased, as 60 investors sold PM shares while 516 reduced holdings. 112 funds opened positions while 378 raised stakes. 1.09 billion shares or 0.45% more from 1.09 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Wealthfront Corporation, California-based fund reported 25,699 shares. Burney, a Virginia-based fund reported 4,400 shares. The Missouri-based Umb Fincl Bank N A Mo has invested 0.04% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Lsv Asset reported 0% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Oarsman Incorporated accumulated 3,149 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Nichols And Pratt Advisers Llp Ma holds 0.02% or 2,800 shares. Deltec Asset Mngmt Limited has 0.72% invested in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). M&T Bankshares reported 0.44% of its portfolio in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). 1,530 were accumulated by Nelson Roberts Invest. Schaper Benz Wise Inv Counsel Wi, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 4,620 shares. Columbia Asset Management holds 0.16% or 7,553 shares in its portfolio. Nuwave Investment Limited Liability Corporation reported 41 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Nomura Asset Mngmt Ltd invested 0.4% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). The Washington-based Coldstream Capital Management Inc has invested 0.08% in Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM). Philadelphia Com owns 4,645 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.63 in Q3 2018. Its down 0.19, from 0.82 in 2018Q2. It is negative, as 56 investors sold ORCL shares while 640 reduced holdings. 133 funds opened positions while 304 raised stakes. 2.03 billion shares or 4.41% less from 2.13 billion shares in 2018Q2 were reported. Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Ltd Co has 2.81% invested in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 15.21M shares. Smithbridge Asset De stated it has 2.25% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas reported 747,172 shares. Stanley owns 19,976 shares for 0.25% of their portfolio. Cliftonlarsonallen Wealth Advisors Ltd Liability Com owns 0.12% invested in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 23,979 shares. Colonial Advsrs reported 97,696 shares. Artemis Llp reported 146,110 shares stake. Dumont & Blake Advsr Limited Liability has invested 0.51% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Natixis holds 1.82M shares or 0.54% of its portfolio. The Florida-based Aviance Prtn Limited Com has invested 0.11% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Avalon Advsrs Lc holds 232,038 shares or 0.34% of its portfolio. Rampart Invest Mgmt Com Ltd Liability Corp has 75,670 shares. Neville Rodie Shaw Incorporated holds 0.94% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 184,233 shares. Cohen Cap Mgmt Inc holds 124,389 shares. Gradient Investments Ltd invested 0% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL).

Analysts await Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) to report earnings on March, 18. They expect $0.76 earnings per share, up 1.33% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.75 per share. ORCL’s profit will be $2.73 billion for 15.88 P/E if the $0.76 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.74 actual earnings per share reported by Oracle Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 2.70% EPS growth.

More notable recent Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Oracle provides upside Q3 guidance; shares +5% – Seeking Alpha” on December 18, 2018, also Livetradingnews.com with their article: “Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) 2019 – Live Trading News” published on January 02, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Oracle’s Earnings: Decent, Even If Not Overly Exciting – Seeking Alpha” on December 17, 2018. More interesting news about Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Oracle Corporation Cannibalizes 10% Of Shares Outstanding – Seeking Alpha” published on December 24, 2018 as well as Streetinsider.com‘s news article titled: “After-Hours Movers (MRIN) (PBYI) (ORCL) Higher (more…) – StreetInsider.com” with publication date: December 17, 2018.

Among 47 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 23 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 23 Hold. Therefore 49% are positive. Oracle had 140 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, March 20 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, March 20. As per Wednesday, March 16, the company rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) on Thursday, September 17 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Wednesday, September 16. As per Thursday, June 14, the company rating was downgraded by JP Morgan. On Friday, December 16 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Outperform” on Thursday, June 22. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Wednesday, January 9 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Thursday, October 19.

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