Thursday, January 14, 2016


Oracle Corporation (ORCL)
Purchased 11 shares of ORCL on 1/13/2016 at $34.50
Total Spent: $379.00

Another winter deal in the books! With Oracle reaching a new 52-week low today, we decided to place an limit order to buy 11 shares of ORCL at $34.50 and by the end of the day, we check our e-mail to find that our order had executed during the afternoon session. 

Oracle Corporation (ORCL) is a global leader in database technology. It has more than twice the market share than its nearest competitor, IBM.  In addition, ORCL is slowly gaining market share in hardware and cloud. Revenues from hardware and cloud are expected to grow meaningfully in the coming years. At current values, we feel ORCL is a great long term buy.  Although the dividend yield is a bit lower than we prefer, we are confident that given the low payout ratio, ORCL will continue to raise their dividends for years to come! 

Company Description
From Google Finance:
Oracle Corporation (Oracle) is a provider of enterprise software and computer hardware products, and services. The Company’s offerings include Oracle database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems including computer server, storage and networking products, and related services. It operates through various segments, including new software licenses and cloud software subscriptions, which include software licenses and Oracle Cloud offerings; cloud infrastructure-as-a-service, which provides deployment and management offerings; software license updates and product support, which includes support, enhancements and upgrades for Oracle software products; hardware systems products, which includes servers, storage, networking, virtualization software, operating systems and management software; hardware systems support, which provides software updates for software components, and services business, which offers consulting services

With today's purchase of Oracle Corporation (ORCL), the estimated forward dividends for our family's dividend stocks portfolio grew another $6.60, putting our yearly dividends at approximately $3,589/year (excluding our Edwards Jones account) and $3,947/year (including our Edward Jones account).  

We did not previously owned ORCL; therefore, our family's dividend stocks portfolios (WF and EJ Accounts) added another great company.  We now hold total of 51 different dividend paying stocks/ETFs and also 4 companies that either don't pay a dividend our has currently suspended their dividends.

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Oracle Corporation (ORCL)
P/E: 16.30
Payout Ratio: 27.4%
Dividend Yield:1.7%
2 years of dividend growth
Last Ex-dividend date: 1/4/2016
Next Ex-dividend date: approx. - 4/4/2016
Have paid a dividend since: 2009 (6 years)

Pays a dividend 4 times a year.

Market Cap: 143.1 Billion
52-week high: $45.33
52-week low: $34.52

Purchased Price$34.50

What are your thoughts on of recent purchase?

What are you buying?


  1. Interesting buy! I don't have ORCL on my radar right now. In fact, I'm overweight in Information Technology sector stocks right now. I have some cash on hand but haven't pulled the trigger on any purchases in 2016 yet.

    Take care!
    FerdiS, DivGro

    1. FerdiS - It certainly always nice to have cash on hand and ready to invest. A lot of dividend champions are starting to look very attractive after the VERY slow start to the year. Looking forward to seeing where you decide to invest.

      Best wishes, AFFJ