4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Oracle

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, enterprise-software giant Oracle (NAS: ORCL) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Oracle's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Oracle facts

Headquarters (founded)Redwood City, Calif. (1977)
Market Cap$135.2 billion
IndustrySystems software
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$37 billion
ManagementCo-founder/CEO Lawrence Ellison
CFO Safra Catz
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)23.1%
Cash/Debt$29.7 billion / $14.8 billion
Dividend Yield0.9%
CompetitorsIBM
Microsoft
SAP

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 3,630 members who have rated Oracle believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last month, one of those Fools, JohnStuartMill, highlighted Oracle as a solid way to get into the cloud:

Cloud computing continues to chug along and [Oracle] is one of the leaders. Acquisition growth has stepped up recently with [RightNow Technologies] and Taleo. This should keep them ahead of the pack. No integration issues have been publicized, so we should be good to grow.

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At the time this article was published Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool owns shares of Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft. Motley Fool newsletter services have recommended buying shares of and creating a bull call spread position in Microsoft. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days.We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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