Bard Associates Increased Its Willdan Group (WLDN) Position by $839,580; Amarillo National Bank Holding in Oracle Systems (ORCL) Lowered by $993,915

June 6, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Amarillo National Bank decreased its stake in Oracle Systems (ORCL) by 46.17% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Amarillo National Bank sold 22,087 shares as the company’s stock declined 8.15% with the market. The institutional investor held 25,751 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $1.18M, down from 47,838 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Amarillo National Bank who had been investing in Oracle Systems for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $192.40B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.40% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $47.13. About 13.43 million shares traded. Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) has risen 3.98% since June 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.59% the S&P500. Some Historical ORCL News: 11/04/2018 – Metering: Exclusive interview: Martin Dunlea | Oracle Utilities; 22/03/2018 – TABLE-Oracle Japan 4716.T – 9-MTH parent results; 10/04/2018 – Oracle Textura Payment Management Surpasses $500 billion in Construction Value Managed on System; 15/05/2018 – Australia probes claim Google harvests data, consumers pay; 24/04/2018 – NetSuite Enables Businesses to Launch an Online Store Within 30 Days; 24/04/2018 – NetSuite Empowers Businesses to Capitalize on Opportunities Presented by World’s Largest and Fastest Growing Economies; 11/05/2018 – ORACLE FINANCIAL 4Q REV. 10.8B RUPEES; 02/05/2018 – Veltio Becomes Oracle PartnerNetwork Platinum Level Member; 13/04/2018 – TCS recognized as `Best in Class’ in Oracle SaaS Implementation Services in Europe by PAC; 16/03/2018 – Eubanks, Di Lorenzo receive annual Oracle US Tennis Awards




Bard Associates Inc increased its stake in Willdan Group Inc (WLDN) by 14.48% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bard Associates Inc bought 29,985 shares as the company’s stock rose 28.54% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 237,124 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $6.72M, up from 207,139 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bard Associates Inc who had been investing in Willdan Group Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $257.30 million market cap company. The stock decreased 0.24% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $29.03. About 36,686 shares traded. Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) has declined 16.09% since June 6, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 28.66% the S&P500. Some Historical WLDN News: 08/03/2018 – Willdan Group 4Q Rev $64.2M; 29/03/2018 – PSE&G Extends Willdan’s Role as Audit Engineer for Hospitals Through 2020; 01/05/2018 – Willdan Acquires Energy Engineering Firm Newcomb Anderson McCormick, Inc; 03/05/2018 – Willdan Group 1Q EPS 24c; 08/03/2018 – Willdan Group 4Q EPS 36c; 02/05/2018 – Hennessy Advisors Inc. Exits Position in Willdan Group; 17/04/2018 – Willdan Selected for Fourth Time to Implement Puget Sound Energy’s Small Business Direct Install Program; 29/03/2018 – PSE&G Extends Willdan’s Role as Audit Engineer for Hospitals Through 2020; 17/04/2018 – Willdan Selected for Fourth Time to Implement Puget Sound Energy’s Small Business Direct Install Program; 16/03/2018 – Willdan Group to Participate in Seaport Global Securities Transports & Industrials Conference

Among 3 analysts covering Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Willdan Group had 10 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, November 23 by Wedbush. Seaport Global Securities initiated Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) on Friday, January 15 with “Speculative Buy” rating. As per Friday, May 12, the company rating was maintained by Wedbush. TheStreet upgraded the shares of WLDN in report on Tuesday, September 1 to “Hold” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Sunday, October 29. The stock of Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) earned “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, June 1. Seaport Global Securities initiated the shares of WLDN in report on Monday, January 18 with “Speculative Buy” rating. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Monday, November 7.

Since December 8, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 insider sales for $377,846 activity. On Wednesday, May 23 WHITELAW PAUL MILTON sold $127,991 worth of Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) or 4,709 shares. $107,960 worth of Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) was sold by BIEBER MICHAEL A.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.52 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.60, from 0.92 in 2017Q4. It improved, as 10 investors sold WLDN shares while 19 reduced holdings. 17 funds opened positions while 27 raised stakes. 4.91 million shares or 6.31% less from 5.24 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Royal Bancorp Of Canada holds 0% or 57,875 shares. Essex Management Company Limited Liability Company has 0.2% invested in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) for 53,989 shares. Goldman Sachs Gru holds 0% or 51,130 shares. Gp holds 4,910 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 0% or 8,100 shares. Rbf Capital Limited Liability stated it has 0.65% in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN). Ameritas Invest Inc holds 0% or 662 shares. Wells Fargo & Mn reported 0% stake. Fiera Cap holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) for 81,697 shares. Bridgeway Management Inc holds 0.02% or 62,100 shares. Citigroup holds 0% of its portfolio in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) for 776 shares. 64,741 were accumulated by Geode Capital Management Ltd Liability. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System holds 0% or 12,614 shares. Waddell & Reed holds 0% of its portfolio in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) for 46,700 shares. Dimensional Fund LP has 0.01% invested in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) for 430,542 shares.

Among 43 analysts covering Oracle (NYSE:ORCL), 27 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 16 Hold. Therefore 63% are positive. Oracle had 116 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Evercore upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, January 6 report. The company was maintained on Wednesday, March 16 by UBS. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 24 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Wednesday, June 21 the stock rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Buy”. As per Wednesday, June 29, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. Goldman Sachs maintained it with “Buy” rating and $48 target in Wednesday, March 16 report. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, March 16 by JP Morgan. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 24 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Buy” rating by Raymond James given on Friday, December 15. Nomura maintained Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) rating on Thursday, September 17. Nomura has “Buy” rating and $44 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.28, from 1.15 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 83 investors sold ORCL shares while 569 reduced holdings. 118 funds opened positions while 449 raised stakes. 2.24 billion shares or 1.97% less from 2.29 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Cobblestone Cap Llc Ny has invested 0.11% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Clearbridge Ltd Llc has 2.53M shares. Blair William & Il invested in 0.08% or 246,941 shares. Jnba Fin Advsr accumulated 9,390 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Johnson Fincl Gru has 0.2% invested in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). Hirtle Callaghan & Com Lc accumulated 20,200 shares. Macguire Cheswick And Tuttle Inv Counsel Limited Liability accumulated 161,565 shares. White Pine Cap Limited Liability Com holds 5,554 shares. Broderick Brian C holds 1.1% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) or 64,221 shares. Nomura Holdings accumulated 1.02M shares. Cape Cod Five Cents Commercial Bank accumulated 11,317 shares or 0.08% of the stock. First Allied Advisory invested in 69,863 shares. Mitchell Sinkler & Starr Pa reported 0.27% in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL). First Eagle Invest Lc holds 4.66% of its portfolio in Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) for 40.85 million shares. Ativo Cap Mgmt Ltd Liability Co holds 0.66% or 50,945 shares in its portfolio.

More recent Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Oracle To Acquire DataScience For Workflow Technologies” on May 22, 2018. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “SAP unveils new bundled product, announces acquisition” on June 05, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Oracle buys DataScience.com” with publication date: May 16, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Analysts await Oracle Corporation (NYSE:ORCL) to report earnings on June, 20. They expect $0.86 earnings per share, up 4.88% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.82 per share. ORCL’s profit will be $3.51 billion for 13.70 P/E if the $0.86 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.75 actual earnings per share reported by Oracle Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 14.67% EPS growth.

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