Colonial Trust Advisors Upped Oracle Com (ORCL) Stake By $1.34 Million; Portland General Electric Co (POR) Sentiment Is 1.18

December 17, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Portland General Electric Company, an integrated electric utility company, engages in the generation, wholesale purchase, transmission, distribution, and retail sale of electricity in the state of Oregon. The company has market cap of $4.26 billion. The firm operates seven thermal plants; seven hydroelectric plants; and two wind farms. It has a 20.87 P/E ratio. As of December 31, 2016, it owned an electric transmission system consisting of 1,248 circuit miles, including 287 circuit miles of 500 kilovolt line, 402 circuit miles of 230 kilovolt line, and 551 miles of 115 kilovolt line.

Colonial Trust Advisors increased Oracle Corp Com (ORCL) stake by 49.04% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Colonial Trust Advisors acquired 26,746 shares as Oracle Corp Com (ORCL)’s stock rose 5.35%. The Colonial Trust Advisors holds 81,290 shares with $4.08 million value, up from 54,544 last quarter. Oracle Corp Com now has $201.58B valuation. The stock decreased 3.77% or $1.89 during the last trading session, reaching $48.3. About 75.18 million shares traded or 408.15% up from the average. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 14.08% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.62% the S&P500.

Among 38 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 71% are positive. Oracle had 102 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Drexel Hamilton given on Saturday, October 10. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, June 22 report. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Thursday, June 22. Evercore upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 6 report. The stock of Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, June 22 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Friday, September 15. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 2 by BMO Capital Markets. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of ORCL in report on Friday, September 16 with “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, September 17 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was maintained on Friday, June 17 by Deutsche Bank.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.18, from 0.95 in 2017Q1. It improved, as 49 investors sold ORCL shares while 572 reduced holdings. 140 funds opened positions while 449 raised stakes. 2.35 billion shares or 0.02% less from 2.35 billion shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Motco accumulated 0.66% or 126,232 shares. Factory Mutual Co holds 1.08% or 1.86 million shares. Altfest L J Com Inc holds 0.34% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 11,386 shares. First Houston stated it has 32,100 shares. Hemenway Limited Liability Corp stated it has 1.4% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Hbk Sorce Advisory Ltd Liability holds 0.15% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 18,099 shares. Gyroscope Ltd, a Florida-based fund reported 41,134 shares. Private Wealth Advsr Incorporated reported 33,951 shares. Independent Port Consultants holds 6,608 shares. Nelson Van Denburg And Campbell Wealth Mngmt Grp Inc stated it has 28,082 shares. Employees Retirement Sys Of Texas stated it has 0.74% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Olstein Cap Mgmt Limited Partnership invested in 2.18% or 342,000 shares. Sonata Cap Grp invested in 4,100 shares. Lincluden Management Limited holds 0.31% or 70,620 shares. Papp L Roy reported 0.25% stake.

The stock increased 0.91% or $0.43 during the last trading session, reaching $47.79. About 957,617 shares traded or 24.99% up from the average. Portland General Electric Company (POR) has risen 12.10% since December 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.60% the S&P500.

West Coast Financial Llc holds 1.21% of its portfolio in Portland General Electric Company for 82,668 shares. Americafirst Capital Management Llc owns 19,358 shares or 1.11% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Vaughan David Investments Inc Il has 1.08% invested in the company for 470,917 shares. The Massachusetts-based Howland Capital Management Llc has invested 0.85% in the stock. Barnett & Company Inc., a Tennessee-based fund reported 38,857 shares.

Analysts await Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR) to report earnings on February, 16. They expect $0.65 EPS, down 4.41% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.68 per share. POR’s profit will be $57.91 million for 18.38 P/E if the $0.65 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.44 actual EPS reported by Portland General Electric Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 47.73% EPS growth.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Portland Gen Elec’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Portland Gen Elec, 0 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 1 recommend “Hold”. POR was included in 2 notes of analysts from November 22, 2016. The company was upgraded on Friday, December 16 by JP Morgan. The rating was downgraded by Bank of America on Tuesday, November 22 to “Underperform”.

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